Wonderfruit, Thailand: Mos Def, Rhye, Jon Hopkins, The Faint and many more in “Asia’s Best New Festival”

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Wonderfruit Festival, Thailand’s pioneering, sustainability focused and eco-friendly festival announces its second wave lineup 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. Watch for a spirited look at why attendees consider this a life changing experience.

About WONDERFRUIT/ SCRATCH FIRST

Wonderfruit is produced by SCRATCH FIRST, a Thai based social enterprise forging change through the arts as a means to engage and create communities of sustainable and socially responsible growth. SCRATCH FIRST is a global pioneer in experiential movements and is the company behind Asia’s first entry into the transformational lifestyle festival arena. It leads the way with stunningly built environments, highly curated festival offerings, and socially conscious and eco-friendly policies in both their events and marketing campaigns.

Representing Philippines at Wonderfruit Festival, Thailand

Wonderfruit extended their reach to attract young festivalgoers and music-lovers from around the region. One of the acts representing the Philippines is indie dance duo Tarsius, which consists of Diego Mapa (vocalist of the band Pedicab), and Jay Gapasin. Their unique take mixing electronic music with live elements and an indie twist, have gotten them noticed by many regional festivals and even international DJs who regularly play their tracks, Four Tet being one of them.

Joining Tarsius will be Mikhail Schemm, better known as Mikail when he is DJing at the country’s top clubs and festivals, or his gigs around the Asia region. An underground favorite in Manila, the Swiss-Filipino Mikail relocated to his native land Philippines from London to help grow the quality of the electronic music scene a few years ago and is highly associated with the growing scene in Manila, especially through his events at Black Market or The Sunday Social at Palace Pool Club. A regular at many of Southeast Asia’s biggest festivals, such as Malasimbo Festival and Clockenflap, he is also resident for Singapore’s Super 0 and has played alongside the likes of The xx and Jamie xx, Franz Ferdinand, Kerri Chandler, Nina Kraviz, amongst many others.

Representing Wonderfruit Festival in the Philippines is Third Culture Music, whose aim is to push the ethos of the festival and encourage Filipinos to experience one of the only globally conscious and eco-friendly festivals in the region, coupled with top international artists and numerous interesting elements from food to art and fashion. Third Culture Music will be giving away exclusive discounts and a chance to experience #Wonderfrui2015XAirAsia, powered by Air Asia Philippines and Air Asia Thailand. Click here to join!

About Third Culture Music

Third Culture Music is a Hong Kong / Philippines based integrated agency providing 360-degree marketing, PR and creative consultations. The agency leads the cultural trends in the world of brands, events and music. Third Culture Music consults for a number of taste-maker brands like Wonderfruit Festival (THA), Miller Genuine Draft (USA), Peroni Italy (ITA), Pulse Radio Asia (PHL), Road to Ultra: Philippines (PHL), and many more. Connect with Third Culture Music via hello@thirdculturemusic.com

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. Tickets begin at $160 (THB5,500 or £100) and boutique and RV camping and hotel packages are also available.

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For more event information, please visit wonderfruitfestival.com






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