At Wonderfruit, our ethos is to encourage, develop and innovate creative solutions for sustainable living and bring together a global community to celebrate them.

Reimagining Wonderfruit as a pop-up city

 

Let's re-think the way a society functions, from its waste management, water, transportation and logistics to energy, food, human interactions to social experiments. By designing a city with these elements in mind, we can re-engineer traditional practices to create a world we want to see.

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SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE EXPERIENCES
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Over the past five years, we’ve built a celebration of sustainability on six pillars: Art & Architecture, Farm to Feasts, Music, Family, Talks & Workshops and Wellness. This year, we continue to curate experiences that bring our global community together.

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A celebration of the creative energy radiating out of the Southeast Asian diaspora, and hopefully, a glimpse into a new way of living.
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From the Wonderpost
17 Jul 2019
Q&A with Pete: Welcome to Wonderfruit 2019
We sat down with our CEO and Founder, Pranitan aka Pete, to kick off Wonderfruit 2019 officially, and discuss his vision for this year.   WONDERPOST: With our first announcements made and five months till Wonderfruit 2019, how are you feeling? PETE: I like it when we get to this moment; it gets really real from here.    We’re thinking about Wonderfruit in a particular way this time; how would you describe it? Since we started Wonderfruit, we’ve realized that every year we’re creating a city. Now we’re taking that concept more seriously, thinking about what cities are, how they function and the elements that make them, and trying to design a pop-up version that’s the sort of city we’d like to see.    So, what have we learnt and what’s evolving this time? Wonderfruit is built on an ethos of creating a dialogue about environmental issues in a relevant way. We’ve seen where our sustainable shortcomings are, and we’ve built a network with partners and experts who can help us improve.    Who are some of those experts? We’re working with organizations like UNDP and we’ve identified five of their Sustainable Development Goals that we want to address. To do that effectively, we also work with Thailand Greenhouse Organization, who audit and measure all our processes so we can see what needs fixing and get guidance on how to do it.   What are some of the unique things we can do in our pop-up city? We have an additional opportunity to address social behavior and culture in our city. We can come up with new and exciting ways to bring people together, whether that's how they interact with the land, the architecture, performances or with each other.   And what do you hope will be the takeaway from our pop-up city? I hope the things we’re implementing will influence people’s daily lives beyond Wonderfruit. Hopefully, with help from our partners, we can create an experience that will go some way to restructuring people’s priorities and habits.    Listen to the full interview here and stay tuned for more updates on what’s in store for you, the inhabitants of our pop-up city.   
14 Jul 2019
Wonderfruit Installment Plan
This year we’re launching a brand new payment plan scheme, so you don’t have to do it all in one hit. We’ve teamed up with our ticketing platform, Ticketmelon, to give you an option to buy things like tickets, accommodation and (soon) Wonder Feasts bit by bit.   How much and when? With the payment plan, the magic number is 4. Whatever you’re purchasing with it, the minimum net price for the transaction is THB 4,000, the interest rate for the plan is 4%, and you pay in 4 monthly installments. The first payment is due when you initially check out and the following three are paid each month after that.     Who can use it? You can set up your plan if you have a VISA or Mastercard with any of these banks: SCB, Bangkok Bank, Citi, Krungthai, Thanachart and UOB, or JCB (for KTB Bangkok Airways JCB Platinum Credit Card only). Here’s a quick cheat to check if you are eligible for the installment plan: Go to www.ticketmelon.com/wonderfruit/wonderfruit2019 and select the item or items you want to buy (must add up to at least THB 4,000). On the payment page, choose “credit card” as your payment channel, fill in your BIN (bank identification number) and your full name as it appears on the card you’re using.  If you’re eligible, an installment plan checkbox will appear.    If you want to go ahead with the payment plan, check the box, your installments will be calculated for you and you can make the first payment.  What else is good to know? Don’t forget, Ticketmelon add their fees, so they’ll be included in the final tally.
20 Jun 2019
Graphic Designer Wanted: Join Team Wonderfruit
Graphic Designer Wanted: Join Team Wonderfruit   We’re looking for a creative visual conjurer with a range of skills in graphic design to join our dynamic team. This exciting role requires a quick thinker with an eye for details and some serious skills. If that sounds like you, read on for more details of what’s involved.   First up, these will be your key responsibilities: Building digital products: anything from websites and applications to display advertising online. Bringing the design to life on site by co-operating with suppliers and production team. Working with marketing team and providing assets related to EDM and social media.   These are the qualifications, skills and qualities we’re looking for: Excellent communication and organization skills. Flexible on a day-to-day basis with task priorities. Meticulous attention to visual design and detail. Strong grasp of information hierarchy. Strong and proven skills in related applications such as Adobe CC (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe XD). Ability to edit video, add text and tracks and create social media versions and/or cut-downs for a variety of platforms. Solid knowledge and strong sense of conceptual and design processes. Desire to learn and grow, and willing to work overtime if necessary. Ability to work alongside the top managers of the company and report to Design Manager. Ability to operate in a fast-­paced work environment. Ability to work on site and be a problem solver who knows how to have fun!   Here are our deal-breakers: Thai nationality Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or related fields Minimum 2-4 years development experience in Graphic Design, Web Design and Digital Design   And extra bonus points if you are: An expert in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects Proficient in written and spoken English   Sounds like you? Get in touch. Send your application including a cover letter and CV to jobs@wonderfruitfestival.com.
18 Jun 2019
Design Competition: SUPER GREEN, SUPER CLEAN AND SUPER LEAN
In an exciting new project for this year, we’re inviting designers, architects and creators all over the world to imagine a sustainable pavilion that will house an on-site exhibition to showcase our journey and visions. Teaming up with an international jury of design experts, we’ve launched an open call for creative minds to design a new pavilion for Wonderfruit 2019. We’re looking for ideas that: Embody the Wonderfruit ethos, acting as a striking beacon for its powerful brand and supporting and communicating its ethical values. Are waterproof, sustainable, lightweight, intelligent and evolved. Utilise local materials such as grass, bamboo, timber, mud etc. or other innovative sustainable materials. Are 120sqm. Celebrate craft and engineering practices, employing them to create a world-class but locally relevant final design. Are built to last for at least 5 years, with zero negative environmental impact and a sustainable after-life whether upcycled, reused or disintegrated via gradual, organic decomposition or through a more dramatic ritual dissolution. Consider the structure's evolution over time and its adaptation to changing environmental conditions in a tropical location. Are radical and functional, curious and surprising, while considering  modularity, flexibility, expandability, longevity, lightness vs. solidity, etc. Can be built in one month. We’ve asked design individuals or teams to submit their initial ideas as a digital A6-size postcard.   From the postcards received, Ab Rogers Design Studio (designer of several projects in Wonderfruit 2018 and 2019) will select the 20 best designs. From there, an international jury of design experts (including Ab Rogers, Deyan Sudjic, Farshid Moussavi, Aric Chen, El Ultimo Grito, Lorenzo Alvarez, Brooke Hodge, Rachaporn Choochuey, Dr. Singh Intrachooto, and Boonserm Premthada) will whittle the responses down to the best six. The final six shortlisted designers will have the chance to develop their design further and after the jury has reviewed these developed designs, the winner will be selected and announced. Two members of the winning team will be flown to Thailand to spend a month on site at Wonderfruit, where they’ll work with the team to realize their pavilion and stay to see it in action when the festival goes live from 12 to 16 December 2019.   Stay tuned right here for updates on this exciting competition as it unfolds. Right now, the entry deadline has passed and Ab Rogers' team are enthusiastically sorting through the many submissions we received to choose the 20 shortlisted designers. Watch this space. 
16 Jun 2019
Wonder Room at Hotel Art Fair 2019
Hotel Art Fair takes over W Bangkok from 22 to 23 June and we are creating our own little world within it. Step out of the city and into the Wonder Room.   Our environment is becoming compromised as human development takes over the natural world. Wonderfruit exists to appreciate the beauty and mystery of the planet, while finding ways to stir the mind, body and soul to act for nature. This room invites you to wonder what actions you can take to make things better.    Wonder Room features a meditative, immersive light installation by Matteo Masservy, the man behind the wondrous lighting of Forbidden Fruit and Theatre Stage. His dancing projected particles will transport you into the natural world, as you discover other familiar elements from Wonderfruits of the past, including Pearl and Celeste, Nice Monster’s celestial and ocean puppets made from reclaimed plastics and fabrics.   https://wonderfruit.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/wonderroom.mp4   Join us in the Wonder Room, hang out with the team, grab a drink from the bath, and discover how art compels you to think differently about the natural world. Plus, get 900 Baht off Full Passes for Wonderfruit 2019 with our HAF flash sale.   #HAF19 takes place from 11am to 11pm on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June at W Bangkok. Find out more here.
15 May 2019
Accommodation at Wonderfruit
You can now book a selection of our most popular accommodation options, so let us help you make your choice with this definitive guide on where to lay your head in The Fields.   By far the best way to immerse yourself in the full experience is to stay on site at Wonderfruit. Bring your own tent and pitch it in our General Camping zone for 600 baht, which covers you for the whole duration. One General Camping pass grants you one wristband, which must be worn to enter the General Camping zone. Here you'll find toilets, showers and refilling stations for your water bottles too. When you arrive, simply pick up your wristband, find a space and pitch your tent. Pro tip: the General Camping pass goes up to 900 baht on the door, so best to book in advance.  If you're looking for convenience AND luxury, may we present: Boutique Camping. Head for the dedicated entrance and car park, and pick up your Boutique Camping access wristbands. From here, settle into your beautiful on-site home. The Boutique Camping area has its own toilets, showers and drinking water stations for communal use, and all accommodation options are fully furnished with beds, linens and towels. Here are your choices:   Boutique RV For all the fun, luxury and security of campervanning without having to drive, a Boutique RV awaits you with one double bed and two single bunk beds, its own toilet and shower plus a fridge, microwave and air conditioning, all for 70,000 baht for the whole festival.   Introducing: Safari Duo Newly decorated for this year, our re-dubbed Safari Duo is a luxurious retreat for two. With air conditioning and a ready-made king-size bed, it'll keep you and your partner-in-crime cool and comfy, all for 50,000 baht for all four nights.   Bell Tents Stocked with two double beds and fresh linen and towels, our Bell Tents sleep up to four people. Stay cool with air conditioning for 40,000 baht or chill out with a fan for 30,000 baht for four nights All Safari Duos and Bell Tents have a secure lock box and a power point for the lamp and your phone charger.   Whatever and wherever you choose to stay, if your cart adds up to THB 4,000 or more at checkout, you can opt to pay in 4 monthly installments; find out more here.    For more information and bookings, check out our Accommodations page.   More info on additional options is coming soon.
1 May 2019
Wonderfruit Tickets 101
Hey Wonderers, here's a handy heads up on all the tickets types and phases coming up for Wonderfruit 2019.   From Phase 1 onwards, you can grab a Full Pass for all four days of Wonder, or a Weekend Pass, which gives you access from 8am on Saturday. Sunday Passes, which get you in from 8am on Sunday, land in November.   As you can see, we have a tiered ticketing system, which corresponds to our phases:     Basically, the sooner you book, the cheaper your ticket. That’s because early bookers really help us to plan, book and schedule our killer content. By booking early, you’re showing your loyalty and your faith in us and we want to reward you for that with savings.   Also, we’ve launched a payment plan scheme this year that allows you to buy your tickets and other items in 4 monthly installments; find out more here.   And finally, make sure you’re not getting scammed or buying tickets from unauthorized sources; find out more here.
12 Apr 2019
In the news: Why Asia’s Answer To Coachella Is Much Better Than The Original
In The Independent on 12 April 2019, Paul Kay explained what makes Wonderfruit stand out from the crowd:    It’s 5am on a Sunday morning in mid-December, but the bar is heaving like it’s five minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve. To my left, a man in a glittering multicoloured kaftan and a ludicrously ornate sequinned sergeant’s hat is knocking back shots of Mekhong spirit with a petite girl dressed in a Day-Glo cheongsam, fluorescent face paint and flashing antennae. To my right, a shoeless red-faced man in a giraffe costume is alternately sipping on a ruby-hued concoction and nibbling on a date skewered by a pencil-sized piece of bamboo.   “You should have a negroni,” says the giraffe in a thick Russian accent that I can just about hear over the pounding sound system. “They’re very good.” I nod in appreciation and order up my drink before ferrying it as carefully as I can through the writhing mass of merrymakers and out into the cool night air.   With the first hints of light starting to infiltrate the inky sky, I make my way towards the throbbing glow of the geometric pyramid on the hill, dodging a neon-lit angel on a unicorn-shaped bike and a quartet of Indian-headdress-sporting revellers in a giant shark on wheels along the way. So ends another eventful day at Thailand’s Wonderfruit, the festival that’s threatening to give hedonism in Asia a good name.   Frequently compared to US mega festivals Coachella and Burning Man, Wonderfruit has been held annually, on a verdant stretch of land two hours’ drive south of Bangkok, since 2014. Running continuously for four days, it serves up a round-the-clock line-up of top-notch DJs (mass market EDM doesn’t get a look in, thankfully) and offbeat musical mavericks (from Mongolian throat singing to drum and bass legend Goldie backed by an eight-piece orchestra) at a variety of weird and wonderful stages.   But the music is only half the story. The festival also features an extensive programme of TED-style talks by everyone from blockchain boffins to eco warriors, workshops that run the gamut from batik scarf design to probiotic cookery, and activities as diverse as capoeira, crystal bowl meditation and orgasmic yoga. This is all underpinned by a wholehearted commitment to sustainability, with virtually every structure made from recycled, reclaimed or reusable materials – in 2017, this included a stage made out of parcels of rice that were given away and eaten after the festival – while the event’s filtered drinking water is drawn from an on-site lake and single-use plastics are outlawed. Call it conscientious hedonism. This is my second year as a “Wonderer”, but any sense of deja vu is quickly dispelled by the festival’s move to a sprawling new setting about a mile from its original location. The site has a cornucopia of natural features that the organisers have used to create quirky stages, art installations and chill-out zones in the jungle, in secluded valleys and even on a lake. Indeed, there are so many nooks and crannies to explore that I find myself making new discoveries all the way through to the last night, when a strange green glow emanating from a small patch of forest leads me to a clearing where people are belting out karaoke (”Dancing Queen” and “I Want It That Way”) while perched in the branches of a brightly illuminated tree. Despite its growth, the festival remains relatively small (around 17,000 people attended the most recent edition), meaning that it’s easy to get involved in anything that takes your fancy – which I gladly do by having my molecules stirred by sound waves at a gong-bath session before stretching out the previous night’s dancefloor exertions with some deep-house yoga.   There’s also a wide array of food and drink options – from lavish feasts curated by noted chefs to all the grab-and-go comfort foods you could ever want – as well as a family area, a massage zone and an array of aquatic activities. Accommodation options range from bring-your-own tents to the lavish Camp Kerala, which has its own spa, restaurant and 24-hour butler service. But wherever you lay your hat, it’s music that drives the festival, and I spend most of my time wandering from stage to stage discovering new favourites every step of the way.   My standout moments are seeing Fleetmac Wood – a US duo who reimagine Fleetwood Mac songs for the chemical generation – almost blowing the roof off of a giant bamboo hut with a stage backdropped by illuminated jungle, and Meute, an 11-piece German marching band playing techno classics as the sun sets. I also have a borderline religious experience at the audiophile heaven that is the mighty Polygon stage, which has bone-shaking 3D virtual-reality sound, and dance the night away with 2,000 others at the forest-set Quarry, before watching the sun come up over the festival’s Burning Man-inspired pyramidical centrepiece, the Solar Stage.   Ultimately, the greatest thing about Wonderfruit is the amazing array of choices that present themselves at any given moment during the festival’s non-stop 92-hour runtime, whether you want to party, explore, chill or seek enlightenment. But whatever you do, make sure your try the negronis. That giraffe was right.   Find Paul Kay's original article (including a fun video of all the action) here.
1 Apr 2019
Where did you get your tickets to Wonderfruit 2019?
We get it: Wonderfruit is a hot ticket. Just be careful where you're clicking to snap yours up.   Heads up, Wonderers: we’ve noticed an influx of tickets being resold at a higher price than on our official channels. Don't forget, our website in partnership with Ticketmelon.com, and Festicket.com are the only places to find authorized tickets; Ticketmelon and Festicket are the only official third-party ticketing platforms for Wonderfruit 2019.    Besides being more expensive, tickets from any other source may not be valid for entry to the festival. Wonderfruit reserves the right to refuse entry and we cannot offer refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased from unauthorized sellers.    If your tickets have been purchased from an unofficial channel, we suggest that you reconcile with the seller directly and repurchase your ticket through our channel to guarantee entry. We want you to have the best experience possible and having a valid ticket guarantees a stress-free start to an incredible journey.   Find out more about our ticket types and phases in this handy guide.
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