Following a successful inaugural year, Wonderfruit is returning and they have announced the first round of artists that will be gracing the stage at their picturesque Chonburi site from December 17 – 20.
The initial lineup includes minimal techno, electronica and breakbeat producer Dapayk Solo, super-musician Howie B, Jon Hopkins and Chris Levine coming together for The Ivy Project, ambient electronica purveyors Submotion Orchestra, indie rockers The Faint, and some of Thailand’s finest talent in Desktop Error, Polycat and Mahajamreon. Organizers have promised more than 30 more acts will be joining the bill so stay tuned for some more surprises in coming weeks.
Set in the lush open fields of Siam Country Club, around 150 km from Bangkok, Wonderfruit bills itself as “Thailand’s first globally conscious, eco-friendly boutique camping festival” and features six separate stages to deliver entertainment across the four-day festival.
The festival is designed to promote a lifestyle of health and sustainability through various activities on the site. Wonderfruit incorporates music, eco-farming, theatre, art, yoga, meditation, health and wellbeing experiences along with a series of talks and debates. Wonderfruit is also committed to promoting personal responsibility and social awareness through ‘clean marketing’ initiatives, aiming to inspiring attendees to enjoy living in ways that improve their environments, bodies and spirits.
If nourishing your soul isn’t your thing, you can always fill your belly with Wonderfruit’s program of sumptuous banquets in the aptly named Theatre of Feasts. Guests can dine on mouthwatering, organic offerings created by a line-up of award-winning chefs, led by Chef Gaggan, whose Bangkok restaurant is ranked Number 1 in Asia by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
A variety of accommodations are available for participants, so whether you’re into slumming it, glamping or only a hotel will do, there’s a suitable package for everyone’s needs and budget. Despite adding an extra day to the festival the tickets price has actually fallen this year, and are priced at $160 (THB5,500 or £100) and boutique camping and hotel packages are also available. Find out more by heading to the Wonderfruit website and in the meantime, check out the awesomeness of last year’s event.