Bangstock… rocking for charity!

by Robin Westley Martin

On December 12th a live music event takes place to carry the torch after the 2020 Ploenchit Fair was sidelined. 

Saturday, 12 December from noon to midnight Shenanigans Pub on Suriwong Road, at the corner of Patpong Road, will play host to Bangstock, a charity event being organised by a group of local residents to help support the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN) after the cancellation, due to Covid-19, of this year’s venerable and much loved Ploenchit Fair.

Bangstock will feature eight bands, a British DJ, and a selection of special guests… who knows who will turn up on the day. Bangstock is throwing its doors open to all music fans and lovers of a good party, to enjoy and rock the street with food and drinks at all day happy hour prices. At the time of writing the bands are still being booked, but the Midnight Ramblers, Keith Nolan’s Cottonmouth, and the Dead Chilies are the first to have signed up to support this charitable event.

Bangstock will charge a 300B entry fee that is a direct donation to charity, as well as the profits from sales of food and beverages. A raffle for some fantastic prizes will be held, and a limited number of Bangstock t-shirts will be available for sale. Look for them to become a collector’s item.  

A group of concerned residents were worried that the loss of this year’s Ploenchit Fair had left a gap in the Bangkok’s expat party scene and would lead to a potential shortfall for the many charities that the BCTFN has been supporting for decades. The BCTFN are beneficiaries of this event, and are not sponsors or part of the organising committee.

Sponsorship slots are still available, and at the time of this press release, there is a plan to make a limited number of market booth spots available. For information please contact [email protected]

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