5:20 am - Sunday October 2, 2016

Phuket International Blues Rock Festival @ Laguna Phuket

Phuket International Blues Rock Festival

Whether you’re a foot tapper or a head banger,
It’s time to get your grove on at the 2012 Phuket International Blues Rock Festival.

Now in its seventh year, the ever-popular two-day event has found a new home amongst the tropical gardens and serene backdrop of our destination resort. The Festival is a charity event, with funds donated to Patong Beach Rotary Club’s children’s education fund.

Come and enjoy the unique sounds of some world-renowned musical acts, including headliner Chris Thomas King. A blues singer and guitarist, Louisiana-based Thomas King has sold more records and appeared in more successful films than any other blues artist this century. His music appeared on the Grammy-award winning soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou and King found crossover fame as a successful actor in the Coen Brothers film opposite George Clooney. Of the songs on the movie’s Grammy-award 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. Over the past ten years, the talented King has featured 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-award winning music alongside Ray Charles himself.

Other acts set to fire up this year’s event include Rich Harper (USA), John Meyer (Australia) and AkashA (Malaysia), all returning by popular demand. We’ll also be welcoming Irish girl rocker Grainne Duffy to the line-up. The highly accomplished Duffy and her band will be the first Irish contribution to the Festival, as yet another country is added to the list of international performers. Several local Phuket-based acts will also appear in what is bound to be a glorious weekend of great food and lively entertainment at Laguna Phuket.

Laguna Phuket Events

General admission for two days: THB 1,500 at the gate; THB 1,200 advance purchaseV.I.P. admission for two days: THB 3,500 at the gate; THB 3,000 advance purchase

North West:

  • Sandwich Shoppe, Laguna
  • The Best Western Allamanda Hotel, Laguna
  • PhuketNok & Joe’s Restaurant, Bang Tao


  • Holiday Inn Hotel
  • Le Meridien Hotel
  • Sandwich Shoppe

Phuket Town:

  • The Phuket Gazzette Office
  • Rockin’ Angels Music Cafe
  • SFX Cinemas, Central Festival

South East:

  • Sandwich Shoppe, Chalong
  • DaVinci Restaurant, Nai Harn
  • Friendship Beach Resort, Rawai – ask for Micheal Massey
  • Serenity Resort, Rawai


  • Kata Beach Resort, Kata
  • The Boat House, Kata
  • Rick’n Roll Music Cafe, Kata

Laguna Phuket
322/1 Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Tel.: +66 76 362 300 Ext. 1806 Fax: 66 (0)76 314 251

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