Update: This event has been rescheduled to Feb. 16-19, in light of the death of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol
PATTAYA — Soul sensation Lianne La Havas is among the second batch of acts announced for the third edition of Wonderfruit to be held in December.
Along with the 27-year-old British multi-instrumentalist, Wonderfruit will feature English electropop singer Shura, a German techno DJ, an experimental American duo and a neo-folk rock act when it returns to its outdoor grounds near Pattaya.
DJ Stephan Bodzin, Buke and Gase, and Blitzen Trapper will join previously announced artists such as British drum and bass act Rudimental, New York DJ duo Wolf + Lamb. Local acts at the three-day festival include the charming sounds of Rasmee Isan Soul, the reggae-dub of Srirajah Rockers, not to mention our own nightlife guru DJ Dragon.
Though the festival once again lacks a big-name draw, its mix of music and progressively minded workshops and activities is bolstered this year with more local flavor.
Sakon Suwannakhot, a 10-year-old shadow puppeteer, will perform Nang Talung at the festival. National sweetheart Buakaw Banchamek will kick things up in a workshop teaching Muay Thai.
Filmmaker Craig Leeson who show and discuss his documentary about plastic in the ocean.
Life-balance wanderers will find peace of mind in yoga sessions with ashtanga yogi Danny Paradise and Greek hatha yogi Anastasis.
The full, updated line-up is available online.
Admission prices vary based on the number of days and time of purchase. Tickets are 3,800 baht – 6,000 baht for adults, and 2,200 baht – 4,800 baht for teenagers 12–19. Entry is free for children under 12. Group prices are also available, as is an RV Pass to parking and facilities for your rig. All tickets can be purchased online.
And as always, dog lovers are welcome to bring their canine friends; a four-day pass is 800 baht (sorry, cat nerds – there’s no kitty ticket).
Wonderfruit runs Dec. 15 to 18, at The Fields at the Siam Country Club, in Pattaya, Chonburi province. Shuttle buses from city center to and from the venue will be available.
Pattaya can be reached by car or public transportation. Buses leave regularly throughout the day from Ekkamai’s Eastern Bus Terminal, the Northern Bus Terminal in Mo Chit or the Southern Bus Terminal.