If you were to ask anyone about their favourite party, it would likely be one that featured an abundance of music, booze, and friendly people looking to have a seriously good time. Thailand has always been a destination for such parties, the biggest of them all probably being gCircuit Songkran.
Songkran is undoubtedly one of the greatest events in Asia’s LGBTQ+ calendar, and this April, Thailand will again be the destination for soul-seekers and party animals who have a serious need to let their hair down. Asia’s hottest gay rave ‘gCircuit Songkran’ is back, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! Here are four reasons to be excited about this year’s gCircuit Songkran 2023…
It’s a gay paradise
As if Thailand wasn’t already one of the most queer-friendly destinations, gCircuit Songkran notoriously attracts thousands of gay people from across the globe to celebrate in Bangkok – and the event has done so since 2007. An estimated 8,000 attendees party each night of the four-day circuit festival in Thailand’s capital, and that number grows every year.
It should come as no surprise that Songkran is lovingly dubbed Thailand’s annual ‘Gay Migration’. Pair this with the fact that it takes place in arguably one of the most beautiful countries on earth – rich with culture and idyllic landscapes – and you have yourself the perfect getaway!
gCircuit Songkran trumps with the best venues
Thousands of migrating gays will need big venues once they land, and Bangkok isn’t short of amazing spaces to host out-of-this-world events. gCircuit Songkran 2023 will be split between two venues: The Royal Orchid Sheraton for the daytime pool parties, and the Centara Grand at CentralWorld for the evening parties.
Centara Grand is a flagship 5-star luxury hotel, beautifully refurbished in 2019 and a mere 10-minute drive from the gay district of Silom. The venue space has a capacity for 5,000 people, a high ceiling of over 13 metres, and the latest audio-visual equipment for world-class productions, making it the perfect host for gCircuit Songkran.
The Royal Orchid Sheraton is also a 5-star hotel with a garden pool space overlooking Bangkok’s enchanting Chao Phraya River. This hotel offers an amazing blend between exceptional Thai hospitality and tropical pool party hedonism!
DJs, dancers, and bears, oh my!
gCircuit Songkran 2023 has confirmed an outstanding line-up of internationally acclaimed DJs, including Mor Avrahami, Tom Stephan, Erick Ibiza, Isis Muretech, Ivan Gomez, Nacho Chapado, and Alex Acosta (official remixer for Rihanna, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande). The event will also showcase some of Asia’s hottest DJs, such as Chu, Preeda Tony, Sun J, and many more. Expect nonstop dancing and electrifying music from start to finish.
You’ll be thrilled to know that gCircuit has scouted some of the most handsome men from eight different cities across Asia to perform at this year’s event. We’re talking more than 30 smokin’ hot, skimpily dressed go-go dancers, including some of Asia’s most popular bear go-go dancers who are soon to be revealed…
Put your paws up because gCircuit Songkran’s highly anticipated Bear Pool Party will also take place on the 15th of April at the Royal Orchid Sheraton! Featuring mind-blowing DJ sets from Herric and Rita, and more bears than you could possibly count, this pool party is not to be missed.
Look forward to gCircuit Songkran magic
During Songkran in Bangkok, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an age-old tradition. The entire city comes to life to usher in the Thai New Year in the most beautifully chaotic way with religious ceremonies, food vendors, street parties, and all-out water wars. Embrace it, and don’t be afraid to get a little wet! If you need to escape the crowds at any point, we highly recommend you visit one of Bangkok’s many temples or unwind in one of these gorgeous LGBTQ+ friendly hotels.
Head over to gCircuit’s official website to purchase tickets for Songkran 2023. See you on the dance floor!