July 11-15 NAADAM FESTIVAL
This traditional event is said to be the best time to experience the history and nomadic culture of Mongolia. Held in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, the core of the festival includes three Mongolian pastimes — wrestling, horse racing and archery — where men (and sometimes women too) battle it out in sport.
July 20-22 WE THE FEST
With past acts including Big Sean and The Kooks, this music extravaganza has yet another phenomenal line-up that includes Australian indie-pop singer Nick Murphy, American singersongwriter Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes and Grammy Award-winning singer Lorde. The event will take place at the Jiexpo Exhibition Centre in Jakarta.
July 27-29 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL
The 20th edition of this music festival at Japan’s Naeba Ski Resort will see a stellar line-up of international names including award-winning hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, electro artist Skrillex and veteran soul musician Carla Thomas. Bob Dylan makes his 101st performance in Japan on the final day.