Half Moon Festival 2019

The Half Moon Festival is known for symbolizing the power of freedom, free expression, love and unity. Among the well known international open air events on Koh Phangan, the Half Moon Festival is one of the most acknowledged and famous of all. This techno, house and urban festival is held twice a month in the mystical rainforest of the island.
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1. Facts and Figures

The story of the Half Moon Festival began over 16 years ago. At that time a young DJ from the island decided to move his events away from the beach to the mysterious rainforest of Koh Phangan. He found a beautiful area in the wild tropical forest and began growing his vision. His party paradise was a tropical wonderland that would come alive during every Half Moon Festival. Nowadays the Half Moon Festival outshines other events on the island by the quality of its production and organisation.

2. Next Half Moon Festival this month

The Half Moon Festival takes place every 2 weeks. As the name would suggest, the party is on the night of the half moon. One week before and one week after the official Full Moon Party.

december, 2019

2019thu19dec(dec 19)20:30fri20(dec 20)05:00Half Moon Festival 201920:30 - 05:00 (20) GMT (+7) Ban Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand Event Tags#asia,Backpacker,Bars,Boattrip,Clubs,Cocktails,Drinks,Festival,Haad Rin Beach,highonlife,Koh Phangan,Nightlife,Party,Thailand,Travel,wanderlust

If you are not on Koh Phangan by this time, no worries. There are a lot of alternatives where you can go. For example Black Moon Culture, Jungle Experience and Sramanora Waterfall Party. Check the agenda for the complete list of parties when you come to Koh Phangan.

3. How to get there

There’s no airport on the island, so everyone comes by ferry. Ferries are leaving from Surat Thani on the mainland. You can also travel from the nearby islands Koh Samui or Koh Tao. Ferry tickets can be booked in advance via or via local travel agencies.

Baan Thai Jungle, Koh Phangan

Ban Tai, Ko Phangan
Surat Thani, Thailand 84280

A lot of companies run overnight buses from Bangkok to Koh Phangan for 450 up to 600 baht. This price also includes the ferry.

If you decide to fly, flights to Surat Thani Airport generally cost around 1,600 baht if you leaving from Bangkok on Air Asia. Or 2.000 bath if you leaving from Chiang Mai. This including additional taxes and fees.

Want to learn more about traveling to Koh Phangan and how to get around the island? Read more on our travel page.

4. Hostel and hotel recommendations

Koh Phangan is a wonderful place to stay. There’s accommodation all over the island. The most (but definitely not all!) of the nightlife is on and around the beach of Haad Rin. For the best party experience, you might want to have a place to stay in this area, so you can be close to the action.

But if you looking for a nice hotel or hostel near Half Moon Festival, then we have 6 of our favourites here for you! Make sure you book in time. Around the Half Moon Festival often all (the nice) hotels and hostels nearby are fully booked. The closer you get to the actual night of the party, the more you’ll need a miracle to find something — at any price range ;).

5. Tickets and entrance fees

Tickets for Half Moon Festival Koh Phangan are available via the official website. Online ticket sale will be closed at 3pm on the festival date. After 3pm tickets can be purchased at Sunset Walk or at the festival gate.

GENERAL TICKET: US$ 42,00 / THB 1,390
Price at the gate is US$ 45,00 / THB 1,500

• General access
• 1x Free drink
• 1x Half Moon Party neck strap

VIP TICKET: US$ 83,00 / THB 2,750
Price at the gate is US$ 90 / THB 3,000

• Access to VIP zone
• 2x Free drinks
• 1x Half Moon Festival t-shirt
• 1x Half Moon Festival neck strap
• Private bar
• VIP restrooms

6. Frequently Asked Questions