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Koh Phangan's Second biggest party
The Half Moon Party is Koh Phangan’s second biggest party after the Full Moon Party in Haad Rin. The party has been running for over 10 years now and regularly attracts large crowds of devoted dance music fans wanting something different to the mayhem and lack of focus that the FMP offers.
The venue for the Half Moon Party is a few kilometers from the village of Ban Tai. To get there you follow the road to Thong Nai Pan that is next to the Ban Tai 7-11. You go past the famous tree and Wat Po and the entrance to the party is on your left. It now costs 500 Thai Baht to enter the party. This cover charge includes one free drink.
It is an outdoor venue deep in the heart of the jungle. There is a main DJ stage and in front of the DJ area is some wooden decking. At the start of the evening this area is occupied by djambe players. Hanging over the central dancing area is a tent like installation that is lighted up in psychedelic colors during the night. Behind the dance area is a bar area with plenty of space to sit down and chill in hammocks.
Here is the usual order of events at the Half Moon Party
1) 9pm to 10.30pm the party starts with a chill out set from the Harmony Chill Project that features Moscowfish & Kosma Solarious. Moscowfish is a band that plays several venues around Koh Phangan. It is an interesting band that produces eclectic and original music that ranges from blues to trip hop. The band has a studio in Koh Phangan. Check out Moscowfish’s soundcloud
2) 10.30pm to 12pm the tempo picks up with electro and progressive house from DJ Boyonic. This is accompanied by live African djambe drumming and a fire dancing show by the ‘Yuuth Team’.
3) 12pm the night really gets under way as the Harmony DJs take to the decks and supply progressive and tribal psy-trance beats. At the same time ‘spinner man’ provides more fire dancing.
4) 2am the Harmony Team moves up a notch to harder and faster techno and trance beats. It gets bigger and badder until the party ends at sun up.
The Harmony DJs are DJ Note, DJ Patt, DJ Lueng, DJ Psy frog, DJ Ping Punk and DJ Johny. Visuals are projected onto a big screen. The VDJ is MoRf MuchRoom.
The Half Moon Party goes off twice a month. The timing for the parties is 1 week before the Full Moon Party and 1 week after the Full Moon Party. To check on exact dates for the Half Moon Party click here.