I am back in my birth country and city!! I love coming to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian during the summer. i get to spend some quality time with my family and friends. Last year, I heard from my cousin that there is a summer festival called Playtime Festival. It is "largest annual live music festival in Mongolia held at Hotel Mongolia in Gachuurt village located 30km outside of Ulaanbaatar". I really wanted to attend the festival this year so I got my tickets the last minute and went!!
A little bit background information on Playtime Festival:
(COPIED FROM THE OFFICIAL PLAYTIME FESTIVAL WEBSITE)
Over the past sixteen years, the festival presented more than 500 music groups and drawn 100.000 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 The Radio Dept. (Sweden), Peter Hook & The Light (UK), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (USA), Mono (Japan), The Fin (Japan), Mumiy Troll (Russia), Nine Treasures (Inner Mongolia) and many others.
Across the festival site several stages host 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 showcases up coming new music groups. The festival introduced Naglikhaats an electronic music stage and Replay art fair to feature local electronic music and recycled art and fashion. More than 20 DJs set the tone at Naglikhaats stage and 10 promising emerging music groups debut on New wave stage.
Playtime 2018 is scheduled on July 6, 7, 8th to mark its seventeenth year of existence. The festival will be one of the official events of Happy UB City an initiative by the Major’s Office of Ulaanbaatar. As part of the initiative, the festival is promoting friendly, attractive and lively city of Ulaanbaatar through live music and this would mark the second year of collaboration with the city.
I was super ecstatic to attend it this year as I have heard so much from my friends and cousins!
The festival is 3 days but I had the chance to go the last day on July 8th. It was a last minute decision and I was also not sure if they still had tickets left. I went to the festival site and fortunately they still have tickets!!
Now, on to my outfit that I wore to the festival! The festival has a Coachella style vibe and if you know how people dress at Coachella then Playtime is just like that.
I decided to wear a floral print dress with my favorite Yeezy sneakers and my small Steve Madden backpack.
It rained a little bit right when I arrived so RIP to my white YEEZY sneakers.
The festival site was quite actually really pretty!
Overall, I enjoyed the festival even though I went there on the last day. It was a new experience for me as I never went to a Mongolian live music festival before.