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Come join Pattaya’s ‘Wonderfruit’ celebration of Thai arts and sustainable living 14 to 17 December

December 2, 2017 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering celebration of the arts and sustainable living, returns for its fourth year with world-class entertainment plus perspective-shifting workshops and world-class tourism gastronomy from 14 to 17 December at the Siam Country Club in Pattaya.

Wonderfruit is far from your average music festival, and travellers worldwide are invited to return for its fourth iteration. It is Thailand’s pioneering, sustainable, cross-cultural, live celebration of the arts, music, food and ideas – where barefoot luxury meets awe-inspiring social awareness and innovative adventures.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said, “TAT is delighted to lend its support to this important event, as part of its “Open to the New Shades of Thailand’ marketing concept. Wonderfruit is already well – established in the international market after only three short years. It captures the imagination of overseas visitors and domestic tourists alike.

“Each zone in this event showcases distinct Thai local experiences and characteristics including gastronomy, music and local culture while addressing important contemporary social issues that impact society as a whole.”

Wonderfruit is produced by Thai-based ‘SCRATCH FIRST’, which seeks to provide a platform for creative cultures to come together and be a catalyst for positive change. The company is a global pioneer in experiential movements, responsible for Asia’s first entry into the transformational lifestyle festival arena. It leads the way with stunning environments, highly curated festival offerings, supported by socially conscious and eco-friendly policies.

In between sets or workshops, Wonderfruit visitors can feast on ‘Farm Fresh Gastronomy’ provided by culinary leaders Morimoto Bangkok, Straight Outta Thonglor, Rocketfruit, Healthy Food Trucks, Thailand Young Farmers, Dean & Deluca, Patom and The FARMacy.

Hotel partners in Pattaya are offering discounts for Wonderfruit guests. Boutique Camping, which sold out in previous years, is available for those looking for luxury and convenience, while ‘RV passes’ are available for caravans.  There is also a general camping area available for all ticket holders to pitch their own tent free of charge.

Ticket pricing begins at US$147 (5,000 Baht) for an adult 4-day pass, which includes general camping. For more information, visit: http://wonderfruitfestival.com/

Fast facts: 

Wonderfruit is built on six pillars: Arts, Music, Family, Farm to Feasts, Talks & Workshops, and Wellness & Adventures:

Arts: Wonderfruit’s artistic marvels set the scene and create an unforgettable landscape. The stunning Solar Stage by Gregg Fleishman gets a makeover for December, while Marvel’s Adam Pollina turns his creative design talents to The Quarry. Installations to look out for include a biomorphic alien creation by Filipino artist-designer Leeroy New and an interactive sculptural representation of Punyisa Silparassamee’s childhood Chinese dragon festival toy, while California-based multi-disciplinary artist, Tigre Bailando creates a sanctuary of discovery and healing.

Music: All-star musical lineup of world-class DJs provide musical entertainment at Wonderfruit includes: Richie Hawtin, Roots Manuva, Khruangbin, Gui Boratto, Khun Narin, Izzy Bizu, Nicola Cruz, Be Svendsen, Craig Richards, Crew Love Takeover, Songhoy Blues, Stoic, Nerve, Bobby Pleasure, Vurro, Wild Beasts, Sarayu, Marmosets, Matt Sassari, Yeasayer, Eduardo Castillo, John Will Sail, Hernandez Brothers, Gapi and the Thai Dub Mafia, Space Telexxx, Singto Numchok and Curtismith.

Family: The kids will be kept well occupied, meanwhile, at dedicated family-friendly venue Camp Wonder, where fun and games include explorations into the insect world with Buglife and storytelling with Anna Manuel of Heads & Tales. Wonderers can look forward to the full complement of interactive, visual and culinary marvels, not to mention unique activities for all ages – to be announced shortly.

Farm to Feasts: To ensure revellers are nourished, an array of clean bites and delights including organic Phat Thai, natural pork sausage and vegan alternatives will be available from Healthy Food Trucks; Dean & Deluca will satisfy Wonderers with their favourite breakfast goodies and coffee, while Patom will have refreshing organic drinks at the ready. At the heart of The Fields Wonderfruit’s farm is undergoing a makeover to become the FARMacy – home to natural, homegrown remedies and medicinal plants, to prove that nature often provides the best cure. Thai street food will be on hand from local vendors including the Clean Food Caravan, and besides manning their pop – up natural food station, Thailand Young Farmers have already begun an exciting overhaul at the heart of the site: The FARMacy will act as a dispensary of natural organic and homegrown remedies, to keep Wonderers happy and healthy.

Talks & Workshops: Scratch Talks returns with a lineup of speakers guaranteed to inspire and galvanise festival goers. Author of best-selling book “Zero Waste Home”, Bea Johnson will share how she and her family produce a mere pint of trash a year. Dr. Singh Intrachooto from Bangkok’s Kasetsart University, who was recently named one of Asia’s Green Game-changers, and the founder of Folkrice – Anukool Saibejra will reveal their eco-friendly initiatives. 

Wellness & Adventures: 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 and sustainable materials.

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