One of Thailand’s most reputable music festivals is almost upon us! Each year thousands flock from all corners of the world to The Fields at Siam Country Club to attend Wonderfruit. This festival, which is located a mere 40 minutes outside of Pattaya, is truly one of a kind. The team behind this wondrous festival have managed to break new festival ground. Wonderfruit offer something completely new to the region. It’s truly a must if you’re looking to end the year with a unique experience. Just in case you needed a push to buy a ticket here’s five reasons why you don’t want to miss out on Wonderfruit 2018.
1.Wonderfruit is more than just music
Wonderfruit offers the most diverse festival programme you will ever find at any festival across Asia. You’ll be treated to workshops, talks, activities, culinary feasts and more. The organisers want you to leave having experienced unforgettable moments that go beyond that of just a music lineup. They want you to learn or expand on knowledge already known, discover a new skill or share your talent with the rest of the community. What’s more because the festival is family friendly there is something for everyone, from the little ones to the older ones, everyone will have something to do and thrive on at Wonderfruit.
2.But the music is also a big highlight
The music is definitely still one of the festival’s strong points. The organisers are notorious for being extremely meticulous in their selection of artists. Most of the acts are very niche so this is the perfect opportunity to discover new music and new artists. Wonderfruit pick a lineup that will guarantee that you’re being entertained by something new and original, rather than something that’s been seen already or something mainstream. So if you’re looking to expand your music scope and are getting a little tired of seeing the same names appear at other festivals in the region then Wonderfruit is the place for you!
3.The festival is set in a truly magnificent landscape
Wonderfruit is set in the heart of nature which instantly sets the mood for people to run wild and free. You’ll bear witness to some of the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. And you’ll instantly feel relieved at the sight of the Wonderfruit surroundings. For people living in the city this is a welcome break from your habitual environment, as Wonderfruit is a green space that allows you to breathe. It’s a chance to break away from daily routines and from societal norms for a few days.
4.You meet all kinds of inspiring people
From festival goers to the people hosting workshops and talks, Wonderfruit invites and entices thousands of people from across the globe to attend. You’re likely to make some interesting new acquaintances along your journey at Wonderfruit. It’s a space that gently coaxes people into sitting with each other and discussing the wonders of the world present within and out of the festival. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easily you make friends and will no doubt leave with some very fond memories of the people there.
5.It is the most sustainable festival in Asia
Wonderfruit focus most of their attention on making the festival as eco-friendly as possible. So much so that Wonderfruit has been declared a carbon neutral festival, landing it on the map as the most sustainable festival in the region. Each year you’ll notice new strategies working towards finding more sustainable methods for hosting the festival. This year you’ll notice that they’re bringing back their reusable cup scheme for example. If you can buy one of their steel cups and get discounts throughout the weekend on your drinks. Going to Wonderfruit is an opportunity to learn new methods and strategies that you can take home and implement for yourself or even your community. The small things you learn at this festival can have a huge global impact if we share what we learn, it’s really quite something!
Only a couple of weeks to go until Wonderfruit 2018 opens its gates and reveals all of its magic and wonder. Hopefully this will have given you a greater insight into Wonderfruit and have been enough to convince you to go! See you in The Fields!