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
SangSom’s Moonlight Lounge, where intimacy loves to lounge
Travel back in time to Thailand’s gramophone era in the heavily nostalgic Moonlight Lounge by SangSom. Illuminated by the brand’s iconic moon emblem, which is actually a sparkling chandelier that hangs over an intimate vintage-inspired lounge area, Wonderers will be serenaded by the sublime sounds of vinyl played by maestros of the era. Audiophiles will further relish in the Moonlight Lounge’s Hi-Fi sound system from which they can expect to hear oldies from Thailand and timeless classics by Studio Lam DJs. The decadent and ultra vibey interior will be complemented by SangSom’s color palette and boosted by a bar serving up SangSom cocktails. Thai infused herbal drinks made with rum, coconuts and other exotic fruits will be concocted into tropical libations that match the exotic textures of SangSom’s Moonlight Lounge. By day, find shelter from the sun in the only Mughal tent in The Fields this year and by night, mingle at one of the most unique venues of Wonderfruit this year.
Guest Post: Wonderfruit 2018 to inspire sustainability through architecture
From Eco-Business – our official media partner – writer Zafirah Zein talks to our Founder Pete about the relationship between sustainability and architecture and just how that relationship will unfold in The Fields this year. She writes: Tapping into the power of art to inspire social responsibility and awareness of sustainability, Thailand’s pioneering lifestyle and music festival, Wonderfruit, is bringing architectural innovation to the new grounds of the annual celebration this year. The fifth instalment of Wonderfruit, which has incorporated a unique blend of festival and museum art into its built structures, is set to take place in a bigger location within the grounds of Siam Country Club. Surrounded by mountains and the lush greenery of the Thai countryside, the festival continues to pave the way for sustainability by preserving the natural environment and using locally sourced bamboo as a foundation for its venues, stages, art installations and architectural structures. A zero single-use plastic policy will continue to be implemented throughout the four-day, carbon-neutral festival while the materials used for building and serving food are biodegradable. “This year the line is blurred between art and architecture, and the built structures serve as both,” said Pete Phornprapha, founder and chief executive of Wonderfruit. “Like always, all our art represents or has a dialogue with our ethos, which are structured along themes such as land, waste, water, food and farm. The way people interact with them is going to be exciting.” A few of the art and architecture features include the Eco-Pavilion, a sheltered structure designed by London-based studio Ab Rogers Design and made up of a hundred handcrafted cotton umbrellas produced by local brand Chiang Mai Umbrellas, and the iconic Solar Stage, a geometrical installation crafted by Los Angeles-based architect Gregg Fleishman using sustainably harvested wood. The stage, which serves as the focal point of Wonderfruit each year, is assembled and taken apart at the end of the festival to be reused and redesigned the following year. On building as simply as possible for Wonderfruit, Phornprapha tells Eco-Business: “This involves thinking about how things are built and not just how they look. What are the cultural, economic and environmental processes involved? We like to see how simple and effective these things can be and how they can preserve and not destroy the environment.” According to Phornprapha, Wonderfruit does its best to engage with local artists and works with craftsmen and workers from Chonburi province, where the festival has annually taken place since it first began in 2014. One of the local artists includes Bangkok-based Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, who created ‘Islands’, an experiential space housing monuments in the shape of icebergs. ‘Islands’ encourages festival-goers, dubbed Wonderers, to explore the relationship between humans and nature by contemplating the significance of water and current issues related to the world’s key natural resource. Structured according to six pillars—art and architecture, family, farm to feasts, music, talks and workshops, and wellness—Wonderfruit hopes to champion innovation and positive social impact by offering new, immersive experiences to its Wonderers. As such, the team has introduced Wonder Kitchen, which allows diners the opportunity to watch local masterchefs Phanuphon Bulsuwan and Chudaree Debhakam at work and even learn how to make cocktails out of food scraps and enjoy a zero-waste bar. “When people see you as a festival, people automatically assume it must be a music festival,” said the other half of Wonderfruit’s founding duo, Montonn Jira, in a recent podcast. “With the whole concept of pillars, we’ve wanted to make sure the chefs were headlined as big as the music acts, along with the artists, architects and guest speakers.” The festival’s other food offering, the Theatre of Feasts, designed by United Kingdom-based Ab Rogers, hosts a unique banquets for as many as 200 people each year. The concept is said to be inspired by the idea of architectural structures being defined by the experiences they create and the activities being held within them. “As we build up our pop-up city, we have plans to involve the lands and the structures to work together. But to be sustainable for me doesn’t just involve how we work with the land, but what we do on it as well,” said Phornprapha. Check out the original article, here on Eco-Business.
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.