Phuket International Blues Rock Festival
Photographs by Stephan Audiger
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|Country and Region||Thailand — Phuket|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Laguna Beach, Phuket, Thailand|
|Festival Contact Information|
The Phuket International Blues Festival was first held in December 2005, as a festival to showcase the diverse local and regional talent and to show the world that Phuket is capable of staging international music events on a par with the best in the world. The performances feature artists from the region and top off with international acts. The festival is a charity event, with profits being donated to worthy organizations dedicated to Phuket’s children’s education.
|Festival Dates||February 24 - 25, 2012|
- Chris Thomas King, our 2012 headliner, has sold more records and appeared in more successful films than any other blues artist this century. As a singer and guitarist on his now classic performances on the ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, King found crossover fame as a successful actor in the Coen Brothers movie opposite George Clooney. Of the songs on the movie’s Grammy-winning soundtrack, King’s ‘Hard Time Killing Floor Blues’ was the only one recorded live during filming. The soundtrack reached number one on the billboard charts and has sold over ten million copies. King’s performance here is perhaps the most famous such authentic blues performance of all times. Over the past ten years we’ve seen the multi-talented King in over a dozen Hollywood films including the Oscar winning ‘Ray’ in which he played the band leader Lowell Folsom and scored the film’s Grammy winning music alongside Ray Charles himself.
- Rich Harper (USA)
- John Meyer (Australia)
- AkashA (Malaysia)
- There will also be newcomers and local Phuket-based acts taking part
- Laguna Phuket
390/1 Moo1 Srisoonthorn Road
Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Phone: 66 (0) 7636 2300
Fax: 66 (0) 7636 2301
- With 1,300 hotel rooms and a large ex-pat village in the immediate neighborhood, as well as easy access from anywhere on the north side of the island, Laguna is the perfect place to stage such an event. We have a superbly suited big field which will feature a large marquee and first rate stage/sound/lighting systems and a number of food & beverage outlets. There is ample parking across the street and complimentary local transportation within the Laguna hotel complex and village.