Coming into year five, the Wonderfruit experience is designed to be exploratory and we want you to delve into our lineup in the same way you do our festival. We’ve spent many hours handpicking the names you see on the bill and we’re thrilled for you to learn about them too.
For starters, there are a few not-to-miss performances:
At our beloved Living Stage is where you will see drum ‘n’ bass maverick Goldie & The Ensemble, Tuvan throat singing quartet Huun Huur Tu together with Carmen Rizzo, local heroes Job2do, iconic Warp mainstay Nightmares on Wax, award-winning Swedish Thai singer Sirintip and soulful singer, songwriter and producer SYPS.
The Solar Stage is where you’ll not only experience some of the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises of your life but it’s also where you can take in the sublime sounds of artists like deep and dark Nordic duo Gidge, a lush and ambient collaboration project called Libella, vintage disco DJ Lord Echo, Malaysian alternative R&B songwriter NJWA, label head of south London’s Church Seb Wildblood, ethereal Indonesian folk duo Stars and Rabbit and finally Dekmantel favourite Young Marco.
Late night dance destination The Quarry is getting a special curation this year from longtime fabric resident Craig Richards. Under his ‘Collisions’ concept, he brings with him a handful of Europe’s finest purveyors of electronic music like Lion & Lamb resident Bobby Pleasure, UK scene stalwart Felix Dickinson, Berghain regular Margaret Dyas, synthesizer maestro Mathew Jonson who will be playing live, BBC’s 2016 Essential Mix of the Year winner Midland, the man behind My Own Jupiter Nicolas Lutz, techno deity Radioactive Man and finally a Mixmag top pick for breakthrough DJ last year Saoirse.
The grand Theatre Stage will host a 60s-style band from Bangkok called Costlywood as well as China’s most important name in electronic music Howie Lee, hard-hitting funk duo Knower, young American rap prodigy Kweku Collins, prolific and genre-defying American musician, composer and producer Peter Broderick and Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Sóley who brings her dark, fairytale songcraft with her.
And finally our ever charming Forbidden Fruit zone will host a traveling Fleetwood Mac rave with an American duo called Fleetmac Wood who are a Burning Man favorite, the UK’s finest disco operators Horse Meat Disco, legendary Japanese sound designer Kuniyuki who will be performing live, French techno troupe La Mamie’s, another Japanese mainstay Toshio Matsuura and lastly also playing live is Sauce81 who is a Japanese artist known for delivering epic performances on machines.
Follow our Spotify account for a selection of music from our all our talent to date. Head to our SoundCloud account to hear sets from our artists as well and listen to podcasts from our collaborators, founders and friends of Wonderfruit.