Originally supposed to take place in December 2016, the latest edition of Wonderfruit Festival had to be postponed in light of the unfortunate passing of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej last year.
Now happening from 16 to 19 February within The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand, the excitement for this eco-friendly celebration of art and music is starting to build up to a fever pitch yet again as the new date approaches closer.
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Headlined by acts such as Rudimental, Young Fathers, Norman Jay, Shura, Eric Volta and much more (check out the full lineup here), this year's iteration is shaping up one of the festival's best yet.
So if you haven't planned your travel itinerary yet, you best hustle because Wonderfruit takes place in just a few short weeks! And your best bet for a smooth and easy festival experience definitely lies with Gig Life Asia's reasonably priced, all-in travel packages.
The live music website is currently offering three tiers of travel packages (starting from SG $850 and up) that are pretty comprehensive, including food vouchers, event tickets, return airfares, transfers and accommodation.
As Priya Dewan, founder of Giglifeasia.com, explains "Many of my friends attended Wonderfruit in previous years, but many who wanted to were not able to due to the effort required for them to get there. We wanted to eliminate this obstacle, for this and future events, by providing people a one-stop logistical solution at one fixed price that fits their budget."
Besides heading up Gig Life Asia, Priya Dewan is also the founder of booking agency, Feedback Asia, and has more than a decade of experience in the Asian and Western markets of the music industry.
With that in mind, we asked the industry veteran to name her most anticipated acts at Wonderfruit - and as expected - her picks are pretty much spot on. Take her advice folks, do not miss these following five performances.
Buke & Gase
"I’ve been hearing a lot about these guys online and through artists I work with like Battles, whom they opened for on their last US and UK tours. For a two piece they make a lot of noise, I’d love to see how when I watch them live!"
Lianne La Havas
"She has such a gorgeous voice! I’ve watched several of her performances online, from 2014’s SNL appearance with Prince to her Glastonbury set last year - she has mad energy and I’m excited to finally feel it first hand."
JUNUN feat. She Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express
"I’m very curious to see how Israel, the UK and India come together in one musical journey. Plus, I’m keen to check out anything that Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood’s has his hands in."
Wolf + Lamb
"I’ve been to their parties in packed out clubs in NY, LA, London and elsewhere. It’ll be so fun to attend one of their parties dancing on the fields in Pattaya!"
The Superglassess Ska Ensemble
"Thai + Ska, how does that not peak one’s interest?! I really liked reading about how these guys’ DIY approach to touring and releasing their music and am definitely keen to hearing how these 10 guys jam together."
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