Take a look at Wonderfruit’s official trailer for “Journey to Wonderfruit”. This one of a kind festival kicks off Dec 17-20th. Take a look at what really makes Thailand a special destination for what’s being called Thailand’s socially-conscious, eco-friendly version of Coachella.
Wonderfruit has added new acts to the lineup: Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Rhye, Lucent Dossier Experience, Daedelus, Catching Flies, Greasy Café and more join a hyped 1st wave roster including The Faint, The Submotion Orchestra, and the world premiere of Jon Hopkins x Chris Levine’s audiovisual collab, iy_project.
The festival aims to be part of a shifting paradigm in Asia.
Date: December 17th-20th 2015
PATTAYA Chonburi, Thailand – Wonderfruit Festival Thailand’s pioneering, sustainability focused and eco-friendly festival, featuring world-class international live acts and DJs. From hip-hop and electronic to alt-R&B, Thai folk, techno and circus arts, as well as a variety of regional Asian acts, Wonderfruit is set to spellbind audiences with the best music and performances from around the globe.
The second wave is led by legendary hip hop artist Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), R&B duo Rhye and the breathtaking, twirling, fire-breathing cirque performers of Lucent Dossier Experience. The international line up also includes Heartthrob, Elektro Guzzi, Daedelus, Goldroom, Viceroy, Catching Flies, Com Truise, Papercutz, Anchorsong, Arjun Vagale, Ocean Lam and Gaby Endo. Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Thai artists on the bill include Pongsit Kampee, Greasy Cafe, Boy Thai, Kidnappers and Dan Buri. They join a stand-out first wave including the world premiere of Jon Hopkins x Chris Levine’s iy_project, The Faint, Submotion Orchestra, Howie B, Dapayk Solo, and more.
Get a deeper glimpse into the magic of what’s to come with the official “Journey to Wonderfruit” trailer. The forthcoming mini-film from The Confluence is teased here with stunning shots of Thailand, the festival’s home, which mingle with visages showcasing the beauty of Wonderfruit’s people coming together to celebrate art, creativity, and individuality.
Providing homes to this diverse spectrum of artists are the highly conceptualized Wonderfruit stages. The Main Stage will be transformed by artist Joel Dean Stockdill into a sculptural paradise using locally sourced materials, while the Solar Stage will be designed by Los Angeles-based Vita Motus, renowned for their innovative stage designs for Coachella’s Do LaB stage and Boom Festival. Leading Thai contemporary fashion house, Issue will team up with architecture collective, Bang Bang to embellish the Soi Stage by layering specially designed printed fabrics with alluring chinoise architectural elements. The festival grounds will be further brought to life with incredible art installations that interact with the local ecology as well as Wonderfruit guests.
Younger festival goers too can get creative with the activities in dedicated kids’ area, Camp Wonder. From free running workshops with champions Team Farang and a kids’ disco, to foraging and traditional kite-making, plus storytelling, magic and a puppet show from Chao Khun Thong, it’s the perfect place for little ones to express themselves and for parents to join them in having fun and exploring Wonderfruit’s sustainable ethos. What’s more, with a professional nanny service on hand, grown ups can drop the tots off while they explore the delights of the field.
Joining award-winning Chef Gaggan in the Theatre of Feasts is noted mixologist, Shingo Gokan, owner of Speak Low in Shanghai, who will design a signature cocktail to be served to feasters. Foodie favorites Hong Bao, Bad Motel, Fillets, Broccoli Revolution, Maison Jean Philippe, Moo Ping Hea Owen and more than 20 traditional Thai street food outlets are set to join hungrily anticipated food and drink vendors Knock, Rocket, Surface and Peppina. Stay tuned for the full epicurean lineup and list of vendors for Wonderfruit 2015.
As well as delectable eats, Wonderfruit offers food for thought; brand new for this year, Scratch Talks presents global thought leaders including Dream Rockwell – the founder of Lucent Dossier Experience, legendary music producer Howie B and noted architect Duangrit Bunnag for a series of perspective-altering interactive discussions. Additionally, The Sharing Neighbourhood, presented by SC ASSET, provides a platform for passionate individuals to share their unique skills and deliver engaging workshops from handicrafts and mask-making to yoga, dance and meditation. Further outward-bound activities include human foosball, tug of war, aqua-volleyball and silly circuit training at Wonder Boot Camp, while indulgent treatments are available in the Healing Village from energetic body mapping to reiki.
From December 17-20, 2015 in The Fields at Siam Country, just 150 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, Wonderfruit presents not only an unforgettable party but a transformative experience, rooted in their ethos of social responsibility.
For more info visit: WonderfruitFestival.com