The world’s wettest party is returning to Hong Kong for the second year running. S2O will make a splash at Central Harbourfront on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, 9, 2024, where festival-goers will get to usher in the summer with water-splashing as they groove to beats by local and international artists. Read on to find out how to score a ticket to this hot event.

What is the S2O music festival?

S2O is a popular music festival that started in Bangkok in 2015, and takes inspiration from Songkran — the Thai New Year festivities in which water-splashing is the main highlight. In Thailand, it’s usually a three-day event that coincides with Songkran on April 13-15 every year, while the dates and duration vary in other cities every year. Hong Kong’s first S2O was a two-day event held in August 2023.

When and where is S2O in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s second S2O will be held at Central Harbourfront on June 8 and 9, 2024 — the weekend just before the Dragon Boat Festival. You can enter the festival venue from 1pm onwards, and the performers will take the stage from 2pm-11pm on both days.

What artists will perform at the Hong Kong S2O?

The DJs and artists will perform at two zones, and the biggest acts will be on the main stage. Festival-goers will be drenched in water, courtesy massive water guns on the stage. Here’s the artist line-up for the festival:

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Andrew RayelPauline Herr
The artist line-up for this year’s S2O in Hong Kong.

If you want to dry off, head to the non-wet Summer Beats Zone to listen to multi-platinum artist Lenny Pearce, DJ and girl group member of C Pink, Amber Na, China’s top DJ Aryue, and German music producer and DJ Cuebrick, among others.

What are the highlights of the Hong Kong S2O?

Apart from the main stage and Summer Beats Zone, this year’s festival will have Rap Shows & Dance Battles in which rappers and dancers will show off their skills in a series of contests. Head to the Glam Zone to get a sparkly waterproof look, and Food Village to get your fill of food and drinks as you party on!

How much are the tickets for the S2O Hong Kong?

General tickets for this year’s S2O in Hong Kong cost HK$980 (one-day pass) and HK$1,580 (two-day pass), and include access to general areas and wet zones. VIP tickets with access to a VIP entrance, dry zone, storage, and restrooms are priced at HK$1,880 (one-day pass) and HK$2,880 (two-day pass). All tickets are available on Klook. Early-bird tickets are already sold out.

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Last year’s first S2O in Hong Kong had pyrotechnics, water guns and an eclectic artist line-up.

How do I get to S2O in Hong Kong?

Take the MTR to Central Station (Exit A) or Hong Kong Station (Exit A2) and walk towards Central Piers. Walk through IFC Mall towards Pier 10), cross the footbridge, and turn right towards the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Walk past the wheel to get to the event venue on Lung Wo Road. You can also take a bus to Exchange Square and walk along Man Yiu Street towards the Central Piers, or board a ferry to any of the Central Piers.

S2O Hong Kong Music Festival 2024 flight ticket giveaway

As part of this year’s edition of the festival, the Hong Kong International Airport will give away 120 round-trip tickets to destinations like Osaka, Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, and Shanghai, over a four-week period. All you have to do is give your most creative response to a weekly task announced on S20 Hong Kong’s official Instagram account to stand a chance to win a ticket. Winners will be informed of how and when to collect their tickets at the Hong Kong S2O next month. 

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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