Last month saw the 3rd installment of the Wonderfruit Festival, with over 10,000 festival-goers joining in on the four-day celebration of art, music, and life, at The Fields at the Siam County Club. Eco-conscious efforts over the past two years, including the use of biodegradable water bottles and recyclable materials, have already garnered the festival a positive reputation in terms of sustainability. However, this year, the organizers took it a step further, by pledging to offset the event’s footprint 100 per cent.
By investing in the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve in Indonesia, as well as launching the campaign #WEWILLKEEPWALKING, in collaboration with Johnnie Walker, Wonderfruit 2017 managed to become a net positive event. Many of the bars at the festival offered special “Mangrove Drinks”. Priced a one dollar more than other items on the menu, the purchase of one of these drinks enabled the planting of 1,000 mangrove trees in the delta region of Myanmar.
In addition to these eco initiatives, the festival’s sustainability ethos was also reflected in its overall set-up, ranging from the “Farm Stage”, a brand-new stage built out of rice, to art pieces such as “Little Monster”, a reminder of our daily trash produce, and scratch talks at “The Rainforest Pavilion”.
However, as serious as their eco pledge is, this one-of-a-kind festival also promises plenty of fun, and the rest of the program was as colourful and exciting as ever, with entertainment from renowned DJs, international acts, and musical groups. Partygoers were also treated to an array of mouth-watering feasts at the various food-related areas, as well as thefestival’s first ever gay party.
Be sure not to miss the 4th installment!