Wonderers, this is the news you’ve been waiting for. Thailand’s annual celebration of art, culture, music and nature will be making its way back to Pattaya on 14-18 December 2023 — yes, one more day has been added to the festival.
Wonderfruit returns to The Fields for its annual end-of-year splendour packed with musical performances, art installations, talks, workshops, wellness activities and feasts meticulously curated to deepen connections between mind and nature.
“Since our inception, we have always been exploring how we can live more closely with nature. Through it, I realized the significant connection with our minds, and the intersection of the external and internal worlds we all live in,” mentions festival founder Pranitan “Pete” Phornprapha, emphasising Wonderfruit’s key theme for 2023.
“This year, we will examine this relationship more closely and lean even more on culture as a catalyst for growth,” he adds.
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Last year’s event gathered over 25,000 people over the course of the festival which returned in all its glory after a three-year hiatus. From the dark of The Quarry to the sunlit Solar Stage, attendees from over 135 countries revelled in the eclectic line-up of world-renowned electronic gurus such as Tama Sumo b2b Lakuti, DJ Tennis, Yu Su, Jonny Rock, Tom of England and more.
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Shining just as bright as the stellar selection of international names were the regional talents who showcased their unique sounds from Thursday evening til Monday morning. We can’t wait to see how this year will top last year’s line-up of local heroes that included Sunju Hargun, Mae Happyair, Munir, Saint Guel, Soichi Terada, the More Rice Records crew who all stunned audiences with their sonic presentations.
Probably the most important thing to note is that for its eighth edition in December, the festival plans on capping attendance by holding only one 72-hour public sale of tickets. Organisers say this will start “soon”, so keep an eye out for updates.
Stay tuned on further announcements by Wonderfruit via its official website here.
Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.