Travelling to South-East Asia for the holidays? I recommend checking out Wonderfruit, Thailand's (and Asia's) first eco-conscious arts and music festival. This 4 day festival takes place December 17-20 set in The Fields at Siam Country, Pattaya, Thailand, just outside of Bangkok. With it's stunning backdrop, great weather and globally conscious efforts this festival attracts attendees from all over the world who want to cultivate creativity and focus on personal responsibility.
The festival has four stages with local and international music acts. The music line up includes world-class international DJs led by legendary hip hop artist Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), R&B duo Rhye, The Faint, Desktop Error, Howie B, The Submotion Orchestra, Jon Hopkins X Chris Levine’s IY_Project, and many more.
Beyond the musical performances there will also be interactive art instillations, creative dancing, yoga bass, massages, culinary farm to feasts (showcasing local farmers), health and wellness activities, a natural lake to swim in bordering tapioca fields, engaging seminars and workshops all with a focus on sustainability and innovation.
Whether you're coming as a couple, single or a family, there's something for everyone. You can camp with your own tent on site or partake in the boutique camping experience. It stays true to using sustainable principles by using natural and locally sourced materials to build their infrastructure. Water is recycled on site, there's even a farm on site supplying ingredients for the feasts and all packaging is biodegradable.
Another feature that keeps in line with the festivals ethos of promoting sustainability and creativity in their marketing campaign. Wondefruit used Reverse Graffiti, a method of creating images on walls by removing dirt from surfaces. They went into dirty or vandalized spaces around Thailand and promoted their message, without creating any new waste. The campaign dispatched messages that challenged Thai residents to consider their own environmental impact.
Wonderfruit is a holistic festival that creates positive social change. Wonderfruits founder, Pranitan Phornprapha, has said “Burning Man says it leaves no trace, but actually all that rubbish is just moved to Los Angeles. Once you engage people, and they start to question why the bottle they’re drinking out of says ‘Put me in the compost’, then they’re part of the movement. We are practising what we preach, without preaching.” This is the kind of authentic, eco-conscious festival that creates magic and inspiration.
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