Providing the soundtrack across Wonderfruit’s multitude of experiences are a groundbreaking clutch of artists from near and far that explore the broadest corners of genre. Four Tet reigns as one of modern dance music’s most influential figures and he’ll be demonstrating why with an eagerly-anticipated set on the Solar Stage, built by Burning Man artist Gregg Fleishman, while Rush Hour boss Antal promises house, disco and undiscovered gems for dancers everywhere. Beatboxing legend Beardyman unleashes his trademark blistering style and flow, Raphäel Top-Secret and John Gómez push the boundaries of club music and Sarathy Korwar showcases the frantic sounds of his unique spiritual jazz, with Tiny Giant, KMLN, Alfa Mist, The Sorry Entertainer and more also added to the bill. They join the previously announced Craig Richards, Willow, Powder, Floating Points (DJ Set), Daddy G (Massive Attack), Sonja Moonear, Nick The Record, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, takeovers by Ed Banger and Erased Tapes and more across a dazzling lineup.
An essential component of Wonderfruit life, a stunning array of installations, performances, talks and wellbeing are on offer across the duration of the festival. ALT alternate by ZIEGHT explores the consumerist’s obsession with single-use products, inviting participants to take away or add to the installation to reveal fresh elements, whereas Bangkok-based conceptual artist Ruangsak Anuwatwimon examines our relationship with water through natural sciences, resulting in the powerfulIsland. There’s a very special performance of impressive puppets Pearl & Celeste by Nice Monster, while thought-provoking talks range from weed legalisation by Rattapon Sanrak, the circular fashion revolution with Lauren Boucher and the blind adventurer, Divyanshu Ganatra. A broad selection of wellbeing activities, including yoga, gong baths and transcendental dance, gives festival-goers the opportunity to sooth the mind and slow down the pace if the city becomes a little too hectic.