Top restaurants in Phuket as well as popular music acts had confirmed to participate in this year “East-Meets-West” Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival, back by popular demand on 27-29 April to follow its inaugural success in 2017 as the resort’s newest event and platform to raise funds for charity.
Ringing in the mood of festivities on 27 April, gate will open from 4pm to the free-entry “East-Meets-West Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival (LPFMF)” at the resort’s outdoor event venue “Laguna Grove” by the tranquil lagoons. Guests and visitors will enjoy a wide range of pop-up concept food booths selling tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine from Phuket’s top restaurants and leading resorts, authentic Phuket fare by Tourism Communities, food truck, dining garden and picnic area accompanied by exciting culinary shows and vibrant musical performances that showcase the best of both worlds. Kidz Happy Hour also available daily from 5pm-6pm in the Festival’s Kidz Fun Zone.
More than 30 Phuket’s top restaurants have confirmed to showcase their selected menus over the weekend; Blue Elephant Phuket, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Naughty Nuri’s and Floating BBQ Donut over the lagoon, to name only a few. For authentic Phuket fare, guests will enjoy a wide range of local cuisine by Thai Peranakan Association and Phuket Tourism Communities amidst many other Phuket restaurants’ food stalls.
For music element, LPFMF’s first day will coincide with the return of “Laguna Phuket Charity Concert (LPCC)” that features Thailand’s leading rock bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullets”. To be organised in support of Phuket Panyanukul School, a special school for children with special needs, the concert will take place at 8pm (gate opens 6.30pm) and expects 6,000 concert goers.
The Festival will continue on 28 April and 29 April at Laguna Grove from 4pm until late, with different main musical acts on stage at 8pm to offer an experience like no other for all guests and visitors.
Saturday 28 April will feature famous Russian pianist and opera singer “Ivan Sharapov”, followed by Phuket-based “Black ‘n’ Blue” band. 2018 LPFMF will conclude on Sunday 29 April with a highlight performance at 8pm by popular Thai duo “Joe & Kong” and “Black ‘n’ Blue” closing the night.
The Festival is also planned as a platform to raise funds for “Children First Fund” specially set up in 2017 in conjunction with Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary with an objective of “Nourishing Hearts, Inspiring Dreams” to support the children in Phuket orphanages.
Throughout 2017 (started from May), Children First Fund (CFF) used the fund raised from 2017 Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival and other fundraising activities in delivering sustenance to 7 orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 orphans and underprivileged children, on a monthly basis.
Proceeds from the Festival and highlight charity concert of the night will go to “Children First Fund” to continue supporting the 7 orphanages in Phuket this year.
Charity concert tickets (27 April) and VIP-zone concert tickets for 28 April and 29 April, priced at THB 400 and THB 500, are available at CentralFestival Phuket, Limelight Avenue and Phuket Indy Market in Phuket town and Laguna Tours Office in Canal Village. Online purchase is also available at www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival