PLAYTIME 2017: Experience the biggest live music festival of UB

Journalist A.Odontuya

2017-07-12 09:00 GMT+8

The best time to enjoy a music festival is definitely the summer. On July 14, 15, 16, the biggest Mongolian outdoor live music festival "Playtime" will take place annually at Hotel Mongolia in Gachuurt village which is 30 km East from the city center. Discover the best music festival in Ulaanbaatar and be prepared to feel the unique experience.

Over the past sixteen years, the festival presented more than 500 music groups and drawn 40,000 people to the festival. The festival has grown its scale from a local live music festival to an international festival since 2013 and presented headliner international music groups at the festival including Radio Dept (Sweden), Anna Judge April (Singapore), Peter Hook & The Light (UK), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (USA), Mono (Japan), Envy (Japan) and Mumiy Troll (Russia).

Across the festival site, three stages host a wide variety of music all day including indie, rock, instrumental, metal and electronic and house music. The main stage "Playtime" showcases the headliners while the "New wave" stage showcases upcoming new music groups. The festival introduced "Naglikhaats" an electronic music stage and Replay art fair in 2013 to feature local electronic music and recycled art and fashion. Also, designated tent areas and V.I.P zone are key features of attraction for the festivalgoers.

There`s camping available - you are allowed to bring your tent to spend the nights at the festival. If you prefer more comfort, you can book gers and beach houses of Hotel Mongolia which is situated in a picturesque landscape directly adjacent to the banks of Tuul river. For the reservation, please contact at 11-323762, 490041. 

Besides the non-stop music, the festival offers you to try Mongolian traditional food khuushuur to burgers and sandwiches, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and many more fun activities.  

The international headliners of 2016 are:

The Mongolian headliners are:

More than 20 DJs will set the tone at "Naglikhaats" stage and promising and emerging music groups will debut on "New Wave" stage. This year, a new stage for acoustic and jazz music which is called "La Vie En Rose" will be introduced. Moreover, "Replay" handicraft town which aims to support young artists and handicrafts will organize different kinds of cultural events. 

Prices for the three-day ticket is MNT 50,000, two-day ticket is MNT 40,000 and one-day ticket is MNT 30,000. Tickets are now available at the all branches of Hi-Fi and Orange CD shops and free delivery at 1900-1950. Also, you can buy the tickets outside of Hotel Mongolia on the day you visit the festival. 

Finally, temperatures during the festival expect to climb 30-33C. It will be hot during the day but at night is it worth bringing warm clothes. 

It is definitely the event not to be missed. For more info please contact at 11-333-111. 

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