Organized by the "Harmony Team", the Half Moon Party is for true dance music lovers. The tunes are a blend of tribal house and trance beats. There is plenty of pyschedelic decoration, fire dancing and 2 big screens for visuals.
The Half Moon Party is Koh Phangan's second biggest party. It regularly draws crowds of over 2,000 people. It is a well constructed venue with plenty of seating and chilling areas with a great view of the dancing below.
The evening starts with live music provided by Moscowfish. This is a duo from Cananda that play a wistful brand of electronica / folk/ punk. They are followed by progressive house with live African djembe drumming. Around 12pm the music starts getting harder and faster as the Harmony Team play to get the crowd enthused. The party goes on to about 7am when things start to wind down. For those still keen to party, the Ban Sabai After Party on Ban Tai beach starts at 9am and goes all day.
Admission to the Half Moon Party is 500 Thai Baht with 1 free drink. The Half Moon Party is held twice a month (1 week before and 1 week after the Full Moon Party) in the village of Bantai, just a few minutes by taxi from Haad Rin. Click on the thumbs below to see the full size picture. To find out when the next Half Moon Party is happening check out the schedule on the next party page.