Title: Phuket International Blues Rock Festival
Description: The Phuket International Blues Rock Festival continues to grow bigger, with more than a dozen acts performing on stage during the two-night 2009 event. Now a firm fixture in Phuket’s annual entertainment calendar, the Phuket Blues festival attracts top blues bands from around Thailand in addition to popular bands from Australia and the US, making it arguably the most exciting Thailand music festival.
Ricky Zen emceed the 2009 event, which was headlined by Eric Bibb! Eric is a New York native but has lived in Europe most of his adult life. He is one of the greatest contemporary bluesmen and tours constantly all over the world.
The 2009 festival also featured a tribute act for the first time: Chasing Jimi – a Tribute to Jimi Hendrix featuring Jimmy Fame (USA).
Established to support local charities, the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival donates funds to charities that organize education for young children — the Phuket International Women’s Club and the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.
Category: Fairs & Festivals, Music & Concert
By Bus Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which normally leaves in the evening, take about 13 hours. ,Call 0 2434 7192, 0 2435 1199 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information.,
By Train By rail,There is no direct train service to Phuket. Travelers arriving by train must get off at Phun Phin Railway Station in Surat Thani Province and continue by regular bus to Phuket. For more information, call the State Railway of Thailand, 1690, 0 2223 7010, or 0 2223 7020.
This is perhaps the easiest way to get to Phuket. Domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Bangkok and Phuket. Some flights go to Phuket via Samui Island with a 40-minute stopover. List of operators are as follows:,Phuket Air offers daily flights to Phuket and the journey takes only 1.20 hours. Call 02 6798999 or visit www.phuketairlines.com for more details on flights.,Bangkok Airways has daily flights connecting Phuket with Pattaya and Samui. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 66 2265 5678. Reservations can be made at tel. 66 2265 5555. Alternatively, browse its website at www.bangkokair.com for more flight details.,Thai Airways International has numerous daily flights servicing the Bangkok-Phuket route. In addition, they have regular flights connecting Phuket with Hat Yai, Surat Thani, and Narathiwat Provinces. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 02 628 2000 or book your seat online at www.thaiairways.com,One-to-Go by Orient Thai operates a daily flight between Bangkok and Phuket. The flight time is 1.20 hours. Call 1126 or visit www.onetwo-go.com for more information.,Air Asia also offers several daily flights connecting Bangkok and Phuket. The flight time is 1.20 hours. Visit www.airasia.com or call 02 5159999 for reservations.,Nok Air has several daily flights between Bangkok and Phuket with a flight time of 1.20 hours. Visit www.nokair.com or call 1318 to make your reservation. ,Destination Air porvides first class seaplane transfers to and from Phuket Internation Airport to resorts and hotels located in the Andaman sea. Popular destinations are such as Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Ko Lanta. Services commence in July 2006. Contact Bangkok Office of Destination Air at Tel: 0 2261 5323, Fax: 0 2261 5331 or visit www.destinationair.com ,
Start Date: 2011-02-25
End Date: 2011-02-26