Pattaya Countdown Dec. 30-31

This year’s two-day Pattaya Countdown will feature music, fireworks and boxing to ring in 2019 at Bali Hai Pier Dec. 30-31.

Themed “Countdown 2019: Universe of Entertainment” and sponsored by Mono TV Channel 29, Government Savings Bank and Thipaya Insurance, the party will feature musical acts such as Rose Sirinthip, Panatda Reungwuth, Pete Pera, King Pichet, and Ploy Chompu-Yaneen, plus the final round of Mono 29’s Top King World Series of Muay Thai boxing.

Roads surrounding Bali Hai – Walking Street, the Bali Hai flyover and the section of Pratamnak Road leading to the flyover – will be closed from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. both days.

Aerial photo drones, Wi-Fi cameras and street vendors will be banned from the Countdown zone. Pattaya officials said the prohibitions were to ensure safety for concert-goers as well as keep traffic moving.

Day 1’s first act features musical talents Tao Somchai, Panatda Reuangwuth, Tao Settapong, Kanomjeen Kun­lamart, Rose Sirinthip, Lamun Band, Chayin, Pang Natta­nicha, and Bell Lelanee.

At 8 p.m. Ben Chalathip, Room 39, Stap Apiwat, Singto Numcho and DJ Kongkwan take over the stage.

At 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve will be the boxing match followed by music from Pete Pera, Tony Pee, Blue Gents, Zheeze, Senpon, Hi Q, Angie, Tung Pang, Nina, Mewly, Bua, Kiki, Pink, and Gelato.

At 10 p.m. the countdown to 2019 begins with Ae Jirakorn Sompitak, Prang Nakarin Kingsak with 15 minutes of fireworks set for midnight.

The party continues into the first couple of hours of 2019 with heavy metal band Retrospect and DJ Rabbit, who will draw raffle tickets for the Pattaya Countdown grand prizes, including a four-door pickup truck, two motorcycles and cash-filled bank accounts from Government Savings Bank.