Party like there’s no tomorrow at Wonderfruit Festival, Thailand (you’ll help save the Earth too!)
Dubbed the ‘Burning Man of Asia’ and held in The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Wonderfruit Festival is Thailand’s pioneering, fully sustainable, cross-cultural, live celebration of art, music and ideas. On top of being one of the music festivals to check out in Asia out there, it’s also one you should experience at least once in your life. We’re not exaggerating, here’s why.
For music junkies, that truly international line-up is pretty satisfying. Check out big names in indie music, Yeasayer and Wildbeasts to Malian guitar band Songhoy Blues repping Africa, DJs Richie Hawtin and Gui Boratto, up-and-coming rapper Curtismith from the Philippines and much more. Best of all, you get to experience all this music in different stages and settings that suit the genre – talk about the ultimate music festival experience!
Eating clean and healthy food trucks
Part of the regular music festival experience is about eating junk food and greasy meals – but who said that Wonderfruit was your regular festival? Enjoy clean bites and organic food like pad Thai and pork sausages – even vegans are well taken care of. There’s also a farm at the heart of The Fields and it’s also home to natural, homegrown remedies and medicinal plants.
More than just the music
Of course there needs to be side activities to keep everyone occupied – and that’s where Wonderfruit excels. In the past they’ve offered almost everything under the sun – from group yoga to aromatherapy music, from silkscreen sessions to muay thai. This year’s looking not too bad as well with a cacao ceremony, a relaxation session with meditation gongs, free-running and much, much more.
Enjoy yourself… but do it sustainably
With the great food, fun activities for your well-being, comfy accommodation, it might slip your mind that this is a 100% sustainable festival. All the drinking water is filtered from a natural lake using an industrial, commercial-grade system, decorations are recycled or reclaimed, most of the structures are made from bamboo, the fences surrounding the toilets are made from woven large dried leaves by skilled craftsmen and women in Khon Kaen. What’s more, the LED lights inside the toilets are powered by batteries so efficient that they last for 120 hours. That’s just the start!
Sure you can rough it out and bring along your ratty lie-low for the weekend but Wonderfruit does have stellar boutique glamping accommodations – that sell out every year! You get your own power, light, a lock box and your choice of fan or aircon to keep you cool – yep, it’s the luxe version of camping, which is right up our alley.
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