Our Wonderfruit 2018 programming is now live on our app. There’s a lot to take in because this year’s program is bigger and better than ever, so we want to point a few things out:
Thursday kicks off in full force. ClassPass start their wellness classes at Wonder Garden with a deep stretch yoga class and shadow boxing. Camp Wonder opens the doors to its Wonder Farm at 4:30pm, followed by an opening celebration with DJ Mizuyo. Polygon Live starts their party at 4:30pm with a 3D Sound and Light Bath and Mercedes me @ SOT gets started with hip hop music and munchies at 6:00pm.
Mornings are packed with things to do, especially at Wonder Garden, which features over 100 activities starting at 7:00am. Workshops are happening all afternoon with The Hive running more than a dozen workshops from 11:00am to 6:00pm from Friday through Sunday. The Bath House will be replicating bathing rituals inspired by ancient traditions from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and don’t miss a Fon Isan dance workshop on Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm next to the Molam Bus. Over at the Eco Pavilion, Friday afternoon will see two panels on blockchain starting at 4:30pm, while Saturday’s highlights include a conversation about Music & Life by Goldie at 5:30pm and a talk called Nice Ad, Shame about the Planet on Sunday at 4:30pm. Meanwhile, you can find DJs and performers (and plenty of shade) at Neramit, Ziggurat and Forbidden Fruit most afternoons.
Feasts commence on Friday night and although most of the dinners have sold out, you still have a chance to get in on some lunches. HOT-HOT-HOT: A Throwback to Thai Street Food Culture happens on Saturday at noon while The Guest List Volume Eight: (We’re Getting the Band Back Together) gets started on Sunday at 2pm (hint: it’s almost sold out). There are still a few seats left at our all-new Wonder Kitchen, an intimate chef’s table concept that puts 20 people at an interactive table with Chef Tam on Friday night and Chef Black on Saturday.
The Solar Stage is once again the spiritual center point for sunrise and sunset, but this year we’ve stepped it up a notch to include more than a few surprises, which will unfold with the movements of the sun. Gather here for Nightmares on Wax on Friday at 8:30pm and MEUTE at 5:30pm on Saturday. It’s also good to know that Craig Richards will return to the Solar Stage in the wee hours of Monday morning, commencing a 10-hour extravaganza in which he will take control of the decks with his friends for a closing party that will run until 11am on Monday.
DON’T MISS SUNDAY NIGHT in The Fields when our grand finale with The Waldorf Project will take place at 9:00pm by the Living Stage. The field-wide experiment will look to answer if empathy can be engineered over the course of 28 minutes, and will be the biggest such attempt in the world.
The Quarry heads back into the jungle this year, coming to life on Friday and Saturday nights with a special curation by Craig Richards called Collisions, to which he’s invited a handful of his friends. On Friday starting at 11:00pm you’ll catch Midland, Margaret Dygas, Mathew Jonson (Live) and more. Saturday will see Craig Richards play b2b with Nicolas Lutz for four hours beginning at 2:00am.
With support from Mercedes-Benz, Team SOT is throwing a special feast with chefs from Peppina, Soul Food Mahankorn, La Monita, Billy’s Smokehouse and Surface roasting a pig and creating dishes like pulled pork Carolina-style burgers, pig face salad, smoked pork Penang curry and pork rib biryani. Show up hungry on Friday at 7:00pm; the feast is all-you-can-eat for ฿999 and comes with a soundtrack courtesy of global hip hop heavyweights like Skratch Bastid and Pfel & Greem (C2C).
Polygon Live debuts a 3D spatial sound concept with musical accompaniment by artists like Be Svendsen (Live) who plays at 9:30pm on Friday night and Viken Arman (Live) on Sunday morning at 1:30 am. The venue opens daily at 4:30pm with a 3D Sound and Light Bath, and stays open until just before sunrise.
WONDER WALK is a roving two-story TukTuk brought to you by Johnnie Walker; get on board to sample whiskey cocktails mixed by world-class bartenders. The mobile bus-cum-bar will hit three locations in The Fields daily, so if you see it, hop on.
The nostalgia-laden SangSom Moonlight Lounge nods at Thailand’s gramophone era and has selectors playing 12″ oldies and classics on a Hi-Fi sound system. The only Mughal tent in The Fields opens from 4:00pm to 10:00pm from Thursday through Sunday.
Head to Neramit for poetry sessions paired with exquisite alcohol, like homemade yadong and other herbal concoctions. Here at the only 24-hour venue in The Fields, there is always something happening. Who knows, you might stumble upon a masterclass by bonafide bootleggers.
Need a cold beer? Ziggurat has got you covered. Once again serving up Singhas with a side of funky tunes in a venue that is exactly where you want to kick your feet up.
Check out the Wonder App for real-time programming. It will also help you navigate The Fields and curate your own program of must-see acts and must-do activities. Download the Wonder App for iOS here and for Android here.