Feb 16 2011

Kep Beach Festival, March 5, 2011

Published by at 11:12 am under Kep

This March 5, Kep’s sleepy atmosphere will make way for a musical collaboration as Eastern and Western performers come together for the 1st Kep Beach Festival.

Kep Beach Festival

Kep Beach Festival

The show kicks off with DJ Hoxup playing Khmer rock ‘n roll from the 1960s and 1970s, with other artists ranging from the famous Khmer chapei player Ta Kong Nay through to European DJs including French DJ Stephane Arii, one of the organisers of past dance events atop Bokor Mountain.

We had a quick Q&A over email with one of the festival’s organisers, Stefaan Lambrecht. Stefaan has been living in Cambodia for the last five years, running the decidedly charming Botanica Guesthouse in Kep. He explained that he and his co-organisers, including the Kep Ministry of Tourism, settled on Kep for the festival because they see great potential in the area and they’re “striving to create an annual intercultural event where Khmer meets Western and where music, arts and culture bring people together.”

The festival is supported by Kingdom Breweries, Ezecom and Asian Trails and a portion of the proceeds (drinks and food will be on sale) will be donated to Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), a child-protection organisation in Cambodia.

They’ve got no idea how many people will show up as this is the first time something like this has been attempted in Kep, but they’ve got their fingers crossed for 500 people. So, if you’ve got nothing planned on March 5, head down to Kep, take in the tunes and support a worthy cause while you’re at it.

The Kep Beach Festival kicks off at 14:00, running through till midnight and will be happening right on Kep beach.

Have fun!

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5 Responses to “Kep Beach Festival, March 5, 2011”

  1. Simonon 16 Feb 2011 at 11:44 am

    Sounds good – will check that out.


  2. bunlyon 01 Mar 2011 at 12:29 pm

    It must be lots of Fun… Sun… Sea… Sand…
    I like Kep.
    It’s my favorite place & my holiday home.
    See u guys there!!!

  3. Bercion 09 Mar 2011 at 7:24 pm


    the party was very-very good
    I never forget this night, was my last night in Cambodia

    please help me

    about 22.00 sterted one dj , and 2 cambodian girl , 2 boys singing

    what is the name for them??

    (sry my english not good)

  4. Gregon 21 Aug 2011 at 11:10 am

    Hi, I just missed this event but it sounds brilliant. Can anyone give me a list of the bands / acts that performed please? The website is pretty bare now with no info.

    Many thanks and sok sabai tdan plow…

  5. Gregon 21 Aug 2011 at 11:54 am

    Think I found the info: http://kep-cambodia.com/mainpages/kep-beach-festival.html

    #Berci…your act could have been DJ Antaro?

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