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Wonderfruit Festival Survival Guide

Posted on 23 February 2017

Camilla shares her tips for Wonderfruit Festival in Pattaya, Thailand

I've been to my fair share of music festivals, but Wonderfruit is unlike any other. It's a fusion of music, culture, food, art and wellness with an emphasis on sustainability. Four days of activities from eco-themed talks, workshops, muay thai, meditation classes to fire dancing. There's something here for everyone including kids. 



With regular adult admission, you are guaranteed a camping spot where you can pitch a tent. Or if you are feeling fancy, they offer luxury tents in a designated Boutique Camping area that come fully furnished and some even with AC.


If you want to get some shut eye, I would recommend staying in a hotel. Wonderfruit partner with a selection of hotels offering a discounted rate in Pattaya City, a 30-minute drive from the festival. 


- go with an open mind
- sign up for workshops, from screen printing to weaving 
- try all the different cuisines offered 
- bring plenty of cash to top up the wristbands given to you on arrival, these will pay for everything at the festival. Credit card top ups charge 3%
- get a makeover at the Wonder Salon, from hair braiding to glitter face paint
- spend the day checking out all the different stages and artworks
- catch the sunset atop the Molam Bus
- stay hydrated, it gets really hot in the day
- book a Wonder Feast meal in advance
- experience being at the front of the stage


There are plenty of food and drink options at the festival from Thai, Italian, French to Indian just to name a few, you won't go hungry. 

You can also take part in their Wonder Feasts, outdoor banquets cooked by award winning chefs, with all courses centred around ingredients from their onsite farm. If you're lucky you can catch Asia's top chef, Gaggan. Be sure to book in advance! 


- wear a playsuit, it may sound silly but imagine trying to take it off in a portaloo in 30+ degree heat. You can thank me later
- wear sandals, you'll be covered in dirt by the end of the day
- if you want some sleep, don't even think about camping onsite as the music is blasting until sunrise 
- don't be afraid to try something new like a meditation gong bath 
- don't forget to get a local sim card at the airport, it's super easy to lose your friends
- litter! Respect nature and the people around you
- stress about seeing everything, live in the moment 
- take any valuables you don't want to get dirty or lose




Wonderfruit is so much more than a music festival! Take part in one of the many talks and workshops presented throughout the weekend. You'll find workshops like jewellery making, pottery, weaving to screen printing. For those looking to relax there are sessions in meditation, yoga, and even power napping.

Download the Wonderfruit app, which has the full schedules for every day and a handy map. In-between sets and activities you can chill out in one of the many large art installations that offer shade, pillows and chill vibes.


The following are must haves for any Wonderer!
- hat
- sunscreen
- comfortable shoes, the terrain varies from grass to dirt and is uneven
- wet wipes
- a reusable water bottle
- sunglasses
- dry shampoo
- scarf or light jacket as it gets cool at night
- portable charger for your phone
- fun jewellery and accessories for your festival outfit 
- backpack to carry all the goodies you make and buy


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