Wonderfruit – Thailand’s live celebration of art, music and ideas has revealed some final ground-breaking additions that Wonderers can experience in the Fields this December.
This year, Wonderfruit is breaking away from the regular festival flock by synergizing its kaleidoscope of immersive experiences spanning six unique pillars, to encourage, develop, and innovate sustainable solutions that make a meaningful impact on the planet.
Wonderfruit’s fourth installment returns with an upgraded ethos and meaningful sustainability initiatives. Wonderers will be able to explore the Sustainability Pavilion, an interactive exhibition space and living proof of Wonderfruit’s progress on its fundamental ethos of sustainability and community, which will feature a range of art installations created using innovative techniques.
Furthermore, Wonderfruit has joined the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC), a growing global alliance working towards a world free of plastic pollution. This year, Wonderers are encouraged to bring their own bamboo or steel flasks and bottles as there will be no single-use plastic allowed on site. Meanwhile, all food will be served on compo-stable tableware, and drinks will be poured into cups made of bagasse, the fiber that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
The Theatre of Feasts will once again host banquets (prior reservation required) created by some of Asia’s most prestigious and innovative chefs, including Supanniga Eating Room, Chef Prin from Nahm restaurant and Samrub, Gaggan Anand, the Suhring brothers (#13 Asia’s 50 Best), Takeshi ‘Goh’ Fukuyama (#31 Asia’s 50 Best), and Gert de Mangeleer, the top chef from 3 Michelin Star restaurant Hertog Jan, to throw an extravagant dinner feast.
Wonderers will journey into Camps, a new concept that brings together like-minded collectives to develop their own microcosm inside Wonderfruit, where revelers can be part of unique experiences spanning from music to food and drinks to activities. For example: Straight Outta Thonglor, the infamous hip hop-only venue, blending sustainability and natural design into their urban playground. Pop bottles to a soundtrack of old and new school hip hop courtesy of a DJ line-up; enjoy dishes from Bangkok’s finest eateries 80/20, La Monita, Peppina and Surface, and get in on the action with open mic freestyle sessions and spoken word jams.
Revamped by Joy Collective, Rain forest Pavilion will be a sanctuary of transformational activities and music from Indonesia – all dedicated to preserving rain forest land – and will feature performances by Indonesian DJ Ninda Felina from Greenpeace’s Save Our Sounds and DJ Mikey Moran, Go-Jek founder from Jakarta.
Those in a mood for some magic should check out ALTN8, a camp inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s phantasmagorical universe. Prepare to journey “down the rabbit hole” while dancing to Berlin-style beats from a team of highly curated DJs from all over the world including Sven Dohse, Mimi Love, Lukas Endhardt and much more.
Meanwhile, Wonderers looking for a place to relax and immerse themselves in Thai culture can do so at Neramit Camp. Presented in partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand, this brand new cultural zone will send revelers on a gastronomic journey as they sample best local delicacies from all over Thailand, or participate in Thai dessert workshops, all while enjoying authentic Thai music from the Molam Bus by Jim Thompson Art Center.
Young Wonderers will also be kept busy at Camp Wonder, where, thanks to the team from Roong Aroon School, they can enjoy art activities with a holistic approach, making connections between the environment and art pieces they’re creating.
Wonderfruit is giving Wonderers the chance to make a positive impact on the environment by buying drinks: one drink will be equal to one mangrove tree planted in Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park, in return for which, they’ll be rewarded in TREE tokens − a natural capital-based crypto currency. In addition, Wonderers are encouraged to visit the Tree hugger Token installation by Wit Pimkanchanapong in The Fields, where they’ll help fold paper dolls and install them onto The Field’s tallest tree, to represent in real time the number of trees Wonderers will have collectively planted together.
Wonderfruit takes place at The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya from 14 to 17 December 2017. Four-day passes can currently be purchased at 6,000 baht.
Visit Wonderfruit’s website for more information on securing your tickets and accommodation.