Thailand’s first globally conscious and eco-friendly festival returns in Pattaya on Dec. 17-20 with a high-powered line-up of artist-performers.
Following a successful inaugural year, “Wonderfruit” — Thailand’s first globally conscious, eco-friendly boutique camping festival – returns to Pattaya on Dec. 17-20 with a high-powered line-up of performers. The first wave of “Wonderfruit 2015” musical line-up includes The Faint, The Submotion Orchestra, Howie B, Dapayk Solo, Desktop Error, Mahajamreon, Polycat, and a spellbinding light-and-sound performance from Jon Hopkins x Chris Levine present the “iy_project.”
The four-day cross-cultural arts and music festival will be held just 150km southeast of Bangkok, among The Fields at Siam Country in Pattaya. The event is expected to attract attendees from all over the globe. Participants can expect world-class international and local music (there will be four stages), visionary arts, culinary farm tour and feasts, health and wellness experiences, engaging talks and workshops, natural adventures and other activities.
With a vision of cultivating creativity and inspiring personal responsibility, and its sustainable practices and forward thinking offering, the festival is regarded as a pioneer in Asia and beyond.
Scratch First, the event’s producers and venue’s landowners, have pioneered Asia’s transformational festival space by working with visionary designers to build an artistically vivid landscape that not only captivates guests but also adheres to sustainable principles.
The festival’s focal point is the Pavilion, originally created by leading architect Duangrit Bunnag. It will be transformed this year into a botanical garden and oasis.
The entire Wonderfruit experience is designed to open individuals to a heightened sense of magic and wonder. Surprises are expected at every corner, from sensor-triggered art installations to outlandish outfits from “The Wonder Salon” and “A Taste of Wonder,” which provide costumes plus hair and makeup services. Meanwhile, the traveling Molam Bus, developed by the Jim Thompson Art Center, will share the rich Northeastern Thai music traditions of Isan culture.
A special highlight of the festival is the Theatre of Feasts with its program of outdoor banquets. Here, guests will dine on mouthwatering, organic offerings created by a lineup of award-winning chefs, led by Chef Gaggan. With a goal to putting self-sufficient and natural ways of living into practice, this year’s “Wonder Feasts” will be prepared with produce freshly picked from Wonderfruit’s fully functioning farm. There will also be opportunities for guests to forage and cook their own food with classes in creative agriculture taught by Thailand Young Farmers.
And these are just a few of the many interesting activities. (For more information, contact Pimplus Co. at 02 741 5212, ext.107 and 111; or call 080 611 7222 and 092 425 9911). A variety of accommodations are available for those who are joining the festival, including boutique camping, hotel packages, and more. Tickets are priced at US$160 (THB 5,500 or £100) and boutique camping and hotel packages are also available.