Bringing Balearic vibes and smoking barbeques to the city’s grown-up party scene, Kolour Sunday is a roughly bi-monthly event that blends DJs, live music acts and other entertainment on, you guessed it, Sunday afternoons. In the run up this weekend’s one-year anniversary at a yet-to-be-disclosed secret location, co-founder Coran Maloney talks about motivations and the all important party plans. Note, the last two have sold out, so you’re advised to rock up early. Buy online tickets for B300 including a drink before 5pm. Or buy at door for B400 with no free drink. The secret venue will be announced on Friday; keep an eye on www.facebook.com/wearekolour.
Why did you start kolour?
We did it because we wanted to share the music we love with other like-minded people in a beautiful outdoor setting close to the centre of the city… and although it has grown successively over four events the idea is exactly the same: Music we love, smiling people and a great party amongst quality food and brilliant sunshine right in the heart of Bangkok!
What’s your background?
I’m a marketing graduate who obsesses about bringing people together!
Is the Melbourne scene different from Bangkok?
Waaaay different. Bangkok is still very young and ‘under exposed’ when it comes to Electronic Dance Music (EDM). That’s why I’m so excited to be here and watch the scene slowly grow and be part of it. Melbourne is now very developed. There are plenty of EDM festivals, one off events, day events, pool parties, boats, rooftops… you name it.
How is it different to other events?
Our whole idea is to bring something forward that no one else is doing! Some of the main differences are the unique locations/atmosphere, our focus on great food and also the style of music we play. It’s always going to be what we consider cutting edgy.
What is the aim of kolour?
The biggest sunset party in Asia! We want to be a destination not just for Bangkok!
You seem to be changing venues a lot…
Yes sure! New venues equal new experiences for our crowd. We have a great fan base and we want to keep showing them more amazing parts of the city.
What kind of crowd does kolour attract?
We have an almost even split with expats and the more socialite Thai crowd. Thais don’t really like the sun so we originally started off with way more expats. But now they are noticing how much fun it is so things are starting to change.
What is in store for this party?
The anniversary will be our biggest kolour yet. It’s going to be almost completely outdoor and no one has done anything here so far. Our music will feature the very best acts from the last four events and our main stage will be massive! One notable thing will be the upgrade in our sound-system. We are going all out to have the best quality sound and atmosphere.
What does the future hold for Kolour?
Think bigger and badder.
Interview by Rich McLeish
UPDATE: The location for 1-Year Anniversary is Flow House Bangkok!