After a three-year hiatus, Minor Hotels has
confirmed that the Bangkok Riverside Fest will next take place in 2023.
To learn more about the fun filled three-day event
scheduled for 3 to 5 February 2023, Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com speaks with Frederic Kolde the new Resort
Manager at the much-loved Anantara Riverside Resort Bangkok.
On the river,
there’ll be exhilarating action with elephant boat races taking
part at regular intervals. Teams, including the Royal Thai Navy
Seals, will be competing to be crowned Champions of Thailand and
win the substantial prize money.
Live music will be performed by some of
Thailand’s top acts including Lipta, Poly Cat, V Violet, Mean,
Pixxie, Pattrickananda, WANYAI ft. MON MONIK with more to be
confirmed in the coming months.
Action from the Elephant Boat Race 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Other festival activities
include a Gourmet Zone with international and local vendors,
a Community Zone with a flea market and local artists showcasing
their colourful installations and
instagrammable artistic pieces, as well as a cool Play Zone for
younger festival goers.
The event aims to raise
a significant amount for the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant
Foundation (GTAEF) in Chiang Saen, Thailand. The important
organisation was established in 2005 to help elephants that are
unable to provide and maintain an income for themselves, their
mahouts and their families.
Tickets for the Bangkok Riverside Fest 2023 are priced as follows:
• THB 200 per person on Friday and Sunday;
• THB 500 on
• VIP tickets are available at THB 3,999 Baht per
person per day (*eligible for free flow of drinks served at the
VIP tents (Beer/Wine/Spirits) and light food snacks); and
for children under 12.
The festival ground is located just
200 metres from the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel on Charoennakorn
There will be complimentary parking available at
Riverside Plaza, a free shuttle service between the pier at the
Saphan Taksin BTS and the resort will operate every 20 minutes,
and there will be a constant stream of shuttles between the resort
and the event which is a 5-minute walk away.
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