Nov 29 2011
Think Ko Pha Ngan is the only place in Southeast Asia where you can dance to DJs all night on the beach? Think again.
Straight-laced Singapore lets down its hair one night a year for ZoukOut, a 14-hour party held right on the beach of Sentosa. With dozens of DJs and an expected turn out of 25,000 people, ZoukOut is one of the biggest dance music festivals in all of Asia. This year the event takes places on Saturday December 10, 2011, and yes – tickets are still available.
ZoukOut is a creation of Zouk, one of the top nightclubs in Singapore (and Kuala Lumpur), and has gained a reputation as the wildest night of the year in Singapore. Now in its 11th year, ZoukOut draws top names in dance music and a massive crowd that takes over Siloso Beach from dusk ’til dawn. This year‘s theme is “One World, One Music, One Tribe, One Dance” and headliners include Dutch trance-master Armin van Buuren, DJ Avicci, Bob Sinclair, Carl Craig, and British electropop quartet Ladyton. Other acts include Roger Sanchez, Scratch Perverts, Karizma, Gui Boratto, and Zouk Club favourites like the Mambo Jambo DJs.
ZoukOut 2011 officially begins at 18:00 on Saturday, December 10, and goes all night until 08:00 on Sunday, December 11. If you’re eager to get the party started even sooner, Zouk Club is hosting a pre-party on Friday, December 9, 2011, but will be closed on the night of ZoukOut.
ZoukOut takes place right on the sand of Siloso Beach and, though most party-goers don their skimpiest beachwear, swimming is not allowed. Alcohol and proximity to the sea proved to be a bad combination at the first ZoukOut in 2000 and someone drowned, and the no swimming rule has been strictly enforced ever since.
Wanna join the party? ZoukOut tickets are still available and cost S$88 purchased online or over the phone through SISTIC. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased at the door on event day for S$98. Admission to ZoukOut is limited to 18 and older, so remember to bring your photo ID.
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