Experience the unknown at #Wonderfruit2018
A 4-day celebration
of the arts to catalyze
of the arts to catalyze
Favorites from The Fields
Our full program is here and sees a sweeping lineup of diverse talent across all our pillars. Explore a selection of not-to-miss feasts, performances, workshops and more.
Feast your heart out
Indulge your palate through a 200-seat alfresco culinary experience by award-winning chefs who will present imaginative menus built around sustainability and delivered as a unique dining affair.
Welcome to Wonder Kitchen
An intimate and interactive chef’s table concept for 20 that highlights the local food cycle and lets diners witness the theatrics that go on behind the kitchen door.
Experience sublime sunsets & surreal sunrises atop of this iconic stage
Our storied afterhours house & techno destination
Find tranquility and refuge in a Japanese inspired bath house
Step into the 1970s at this Thai-style folk party laced with nostalgic music and art
Infectious energy defines this live jazz-funk act
An unique and eclectic sound that touches on pop, electronic and jazz Thai/Swedish
Complex techno that explores texture, rhythm and sound design
A marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub, funk and timeless club tunes (live)
An intimate and interactive 20-seat chef’s table concept
Alfresco dining in the Theatre of Feasts with renowned chefs
100+ activities to recharge your mind, body and soul
Inspiring conversations to with thought leaders
A shaded sanctuary that’s also home to Scratch Talks
A talk about merging people, technology and space to create a better world
The world’s largest experiment in empathy engineering
An immersive experience in 3D hyper-real sound technology
The only urban playground in The Fields
Nature is a kid's best friend
Art meets sustainability on this lookout that doubles as a water tower
Learn something new under the guidance of experts
Dreaming of a world
free of single-use plastic
free of single-use plastic
The plastic pandemic has overrun our oceans. We’re living in a world plagued by plastic but we’re dreaming of a world without single-use plastic. It’s time to wake up and take action. #PlasticDreamsView more stories
Getting ready for
Live from the WonderPost
Ziggurat, where you can give your feet a rest courtesy of Singha
Ziggurat, an upcycled beer garden that looks as intriguing as its name. The multilevel sanctuary for beer enthusiasts will occupy a slice of The Fields just next to the Living Stage and serve ice cold libations by Singha. This year, instead of crates and cushions, Ziggurat is assembled using cubes that act as giant building blocks and fashioned from bamboo and prayer mats. Inspiration is derived from the Spanish-style steps of Rome and lead up to an elevated nest perched atop the structure that looks like the cascading rice terraces of Southeast Asia. All together Ziggurat gives Wonderers a cozy bird’s eye view of The Fields. Also look out for a charming flower garden, shaped like star and composed entirely of thousands of upcycled Singha bottles masquerading as vases. Musical accompaniment comes courtesy of DJs from 4pm until midnight daily with tunes tailored to keeping the party going but with just the right amount of chill - exactly what you need in The Fields when going from stage to stage.
#AmazingThailand lands in The Fields
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) settles in The Fields with an high-flying kite as its star attraction. TAT will set up their Thai Pavilion directly next to Wonderfruit’s information tent and will shine a spotlight on cultural destinations, hidden gems, and hotspots around Thailand. TAT’s #AmazingThailand has long been known as the de facto hashtag and slogan worldwide to show off the serenity of Thailand’s beauty – and now it arrives in The Fields.
34 Fantastic Finds at Wonderfruit 2018
Goldie & The Ensemble: Goldie like you’ve never seen him before. The drum ‘n’ bass legend travels to Thailand to weave trip-hop rhythms and jazz chords together with an orchestra who will bring to life many of his classics. Knower: This searing hot music group from Los Angeles is spearheading a new musical movement built upon hard-hitting funk, cool chords, deep melodies, and funky vocals, and their live shows have been likened to imaginative off-world experience. MEUTE: Not your average marching band. A dozen drummers and horn players will descend upon The Fields to combine driving techno with brass band music. Bath House: Built atop our natural lake and inspired by Japanese and Thai bathing rituals, the Bath House is designed by Ab Rogers to be a calming sanctuary amid hustle and bustle of the festival. It is also home to a series of workshops based on ancient bathing rituals. Solar Stage: The transformative Solar Stage comes alive at sunrise and sunset. The structure is also designed for exploring, climbing, dancing and gathering in and around while DJs play up close and personal sets. The Quarry: Craig Richards takes over The Quarry with a slew of DJs that he’s handpicked himself. The party is called Collisions and it starts when the sun goes down. Wonder Feasts: The all-new Theatre of Feasts is a 200-seat alfresco dining space that will host feasts with Bo.lan, Gaa, The Guest List with Chefs Paolo and Jarrett and a lunch with Chefs Chalee, Prim and Num so hot that it’s not for the faint of heart. Wonder Kitchen: Newcomer on The Fields is this intimate 20-person chef’s table concept that will give guests a chance to interact with Chef Tam from Top Chef Thailand and Chef Black from Blackitch Artisan Kitchen in Chiang Mai as they prepare sustainably driven dinners. Kid Wonder: A first for The Fields, Kid Wonder will host a series of bands made up of our smaller Wonderers. Polygon: Polygon Live brings together futuristic sensory technology that synchronizes touch, holographic visuals, light and hyper-real sound in a new immersive environment for dance music lovers. SOT: Wonderfruit’s only hip-hop camp will host three-time Scribble Jam Winner, Red Bull Thre3Style judge and Jazzy Jeff’s right-hand man Skratch Bastid along with some local maestro to deliver a master class in hip-hop that is on another level from just mixing. Laughter Yoga: Forced laughter quickly turns into real and contagious laughter while also providing the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Bring a friend, roll out a mat and be prepared for a sore stomach from laughing too hard. Planetary Sound Alchemy: An orchestra of gongs will consecrate Wonder Garden through a series of shamanic rituals and a rhythmic drum circle led by some of the world’s most famed gong masters. Cryotherapy: Ice Bath Detox: Athletes all over the world have found benefits in blood circulation and inflammation in tissues of the muscles by immersing the body in freezing cold water. Dare to try it? Now it’s your turn. Eco Pavilion: Home to Scratch Talks, the Eco Pavilion is where you can find shade under 124 handcrafted cotton umbrellas. Every morning, architect and movement performer Elin Eyborg will turn opening the umbrellas into a performance. The Sampran Model Organic Farmers Project in Thailand: Get inspired by Arrut Navaraj as he talks about the organic tourism movement he started in Thailand where he encourages hotels and restaurants to buy organic produce direct from a collective of 170 farmers. Nice ad, shame about the planet: If cigarettes and alcohol are severely restricted from advertising, why aren’t products that cause climate change? Naresh Ramchandani explores this question in a talk. Landscapes of the Future: Explore the importance of social design that merges people, technology and space to create a better world with Daan Roosegaarde. Viken Arman (LIVE): Viken Arman fuses ethnical influences and ancient melodies with electronic beats create magical vibes that go beyond dance in a mystical musical journey. Molam Bus: Step straight into a 70s Thai village party at the Molam Bus, a stage designed by Jim Thompson Art Center and laced with nostalgia. Don’t know how to dance? Head to the area on Friday and Saturday night between 6pm to 8pm and take part in a Fon Isan dance workshop. DuOuD: The lute-like oud is one of the great acoustic instruments of North Africa and the Middle East, but DuOuD have set out to change its image by mixing the North African lute with electronic technology. Workshops to master sex and spirituality: Sex and sexuality remain a sensitive subject in most of society and our untapped resource, but Wonder Garden’s plethora of activities and workshops will help you master the subject. Nightmares on Wax: One of this generation’s most influential acts will marry soul, hip-hop, dub, and timeless club sounds in one the most highly anticipated performances to hit The Fields this year. Stars and Rabbit: Charming and unforgettable, Stars and Rabbit are Indonesia’s finest export when it comes to music. Every song is steeped in personal experiences and threaded with imagination. If you need an introduction, their mesmerizing music videos are a good place to start. In the Eyes of the Animal: Presenting our first foray into virtual reality and technology. This cinematic work uses the mask of VR to take users on a journey above the tree canopy where they will come face-to-face with hi-definition critters. Waldorf Project: The world’s largest experiment in empathy engineering is set to take over The Fields on Sunday night with a festival-wide cast. Curious? Join us for this groundbreaking experience. Dew Flower: water tower: Part water tower and part look out, the Dew Flower offers a bird’s eye view of The Fields and Wonderers can fully interact with the process by hopping on swings to help shake down captured droplets into the garden below. Wonder Nanny: Drop your small children off for an afternoon of mindful activities like playing games, listening to stories, experimenting with cooking and participating in some arts and crafts. Microworld by Taste Hunters: Learn about the art of Sake making, meet the makers and attend tasting workshops led by people who love and are super passionate about what they do at Microworld by Tastehunters. Job2do: The man behind Thailand’s anthemic 2005 hit ’Doo Ter Tum’ will grace The Fields with his popular blend of reggae, ska, Thai country, folk, and dub. The Hamlet: A cozy theatre-in-the-round where you can explore, play, rest and feast. Local and international DJs and live artists will serenade you while soothing your soul. Camp Edible Workshop: Learn about various creative and ancient ways to work with locally sourced ingredients such as fermentation, aging, food waste, natural aroma and dye, and more at Camp Edible. Huun Huur Tu and Carmen Rizzo: Carmen Rizzo joins the Tuvan acoustic throat singers Huun Huur Tu where they use traditional instruments to they subtly draw on 20th-century composers and funky rhythms. Patom Organic Village: The Patom Organic Bar combines traditional wisdom and modern methods to serve up organic specialty Thai liquors, also known as yadong, which is essentially Thai moonshine and is popular for both its strong flavors and curing properties.