Special RhuBarb & CusTard Loy Krathong Music Fest Rocks PJ O’Brien’s Nov. 27

Loy Krathong Music Festival

Bangkok’s nightlife is set to sparkle Monday with a Loy Krathong music festival hosted by RhuBarb & CusTard at PJ O’Brien’s pub in Phra Khanong.

Loy Krathong, deeply rooted in Thai tradition, symbolizes the act of releasing anger, misfortune, and grudges, marking a fresh start and a new beginning. RhuBarb & CusTard, renowned for its immersive live music experiences, is organizing a special event for Monday’s holiday.

Loy Krathong Music

The Loy Krathong music lineup boasts an eclectic mix of live acts, ensuring a diverse musical journey for attendees.

The schedule kicks off with Greg Field at 7:30 p.m., followed by Billy Page at 8:30 p.m., Matthew Fischer at 9:30 p.m., the duo Crisis (Chris & Chris) at 10:30 p.m., and finally, DJ Yellowbelly from Vinyl Selector Club takes over at 11:15 p.m..

Doors to this musical Loy Krathong music festival open at 7 p.m., with an entry fee of 200 baht. This event not only promises a night of outstanding live performances but also offers an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Loy Krathong.

RhuBarb & CusTard, now a mainstay in Bangkok’s entertainment scene, is known for hosting diverse events, ranging from concerts to unique activities like air guitar championships. The venue previously located near the Brownstone on Soi On Nut, had a large studio space and an outdoor area for guests to relax. They’re now looking for a new home.

Loy Krathong: A Blend of Tradition and Modern Festivities

The Loy Krathong festival, observed on the full moon night of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar, usually falls in November.

Loy Krathong has a rich history dating back 800 years to the Sukhothai Kingdom, with ties to both Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Initially a tribute to the water goddess, Phra Mae Khong Ka, and later incorporated into Thai Buddhist practices, the festival is now a time for Thais to float krathongs – small boats made traditionally of banana stalks or bread – as a sign of gratitude and forgiveness towards the goddess of water.

The act of floating these krathongs is also symbolic of letting go of anger, misfortune, and grudges, signifying a fresh start​.

In contemporary Thailand, Loy Krathong has evolved to include various activities such as the floating of sky lanterns, Buddhist ceremonies and beauty pageants.

The festival, celebrated across major rivers like the Chao Phraya and Mekong, is a visual spectacle attracting both locals and tourists.

However, in recent years, concerns about environmental conservation have led to innovations in krathong materials to minimize water pollution​.

​For more information about the Loy Krathong music festival, contact RhuBarb & CusTard Promotions at 095-526-8853 for English inquiries and 095-8902-613 for Thai.