In addition to the previously announced diverse, genre-bending lineup of live performers including the likes of Richie Hawtin, Roots Manuva, Wild Beasts, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, Craig Richards, as well as a number interactive daytime activities for Wonderers of all ages in Camp Wonder, The FARMacy, and Wonder Garden. This year, Wonderfruit is breaking away from the regular festival flock by synergizing its kaleidoscope of immersive experiences spanning six unique pillars, to encourage, develop, and innovate sustainable solutions that make a meaningful impact on the planet. Scheduled for December 14-17 in The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand, Wonderfruit's fourth instalment returns with an upgraded ethos and meaningful sustainability initiatives.
Revamped by The Joy Collective, Rainforest Pavilion will be a sanctuary of transformational activities and music from Indonesia and around the world - all dedicated to preserving rainforest land - and will feature performances by Indonesian DJ Ninda Felina from Greenpeace's Save Our Sounds, with an eclectic mix of pristine recordings of the Papuan rainforest integrated into electronic music, DJ Mikey Moran, Go-Jek founder from Jakarta. Alex Joy will take to the decks reunited with his brother Taro, the duo known as the Joy Brothers. (re)set will bring some of the finest of Bali's late night scene with a featured performance on Friday from Ricardo WHO?.
The Rainforest Pavilion is inspiring people to get involved to save the world's forests, and whether they care or not. Just by being at the pavilion, they help make a difference.
The Rainforest Pavilion has gained the support of visionary artist Matteo Messervy, whose prolific work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Paris and Bangkok, and all over the world. Focusing on the way light interacts with matter and how humans are affected by it.
Along with Matteo’s innovative work, will be combined with drone footage captured from Indonesia’s expansive rainforests during expeditions of Joy Collective in Sumatra which will be artistically re-imagined by one of Indonesia’s pioneer visual artists LATEX.
On a mission to showcase the talent of Southeast Asia on this world platform, the Rainforest Pavilion will be bringing a stellar lineup of Alex Joy, Dan Buri, DJ Nory, Dr. Kessler, DJ Fadi, Gary Hutchings, Halim Ardie, LATEX (live + visuals), Little Ale, Mikey Moran, Ninda Felina (Save Our Sounds), Prabumi (Greenpeace), Project 23, RaySoo, Ricardo WHO?, Small & Tall Soundsystem, Zig Zach, (re)Set. The DJ sets will be augmented with noises captured from within the Sumatran rainforests creating the ultimate rainforest experience.
Last edition of Wonderfruit, profits from selling drinks and merchandise the Rainforest Pavilion was able to purchase a hectare of rainforest land for permanent preservation through the company Cuipo. This time, the Joy Collective is working with the budding Seraya Education Project, whose goal is to develop the region of West Kalimantan through the creation of world class educational facilities by raising funds by activating the natural capital of their rainforests. Project founder David Bertrand will present his project to blockchain and cryptocurrency entities, who are looking to fund green initiatives, using the Rainforest Pavilion as a platform to connect during the global gathering that is Wonderfruit.
With the mission statement of saving the world’s rainforests one dance floor at a time, the Joy Collective uses their platform to raise awareness for multiple causes. One such cause is the work of Dr. David Gaveau from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), whose Atlas project seeks create interactive maps of Indonesia’s forest regions to help consumers track the deforestation caused by large companies. Another is the Digital Orangutan Adoption Campaign, where users receive a figurine made from recycled wood with a unique QR code, which they receive the digital profile for their online pet and learn facts about the species and can spread awareness through their own social media platforms. Also working with the internationally renowned organization Greenpeace, who will have an interactive creation, which allows festival attendees to experience the endangered sounds of the Papuan rainforests.
The Rainforest Pavilion is an installation that recreates the experience of entering a rainforest, from nature noises to tropical flora, the stage invites attendee to immerse themselves in the surroundings. During the day, workshops will be held that educate on wellness, environmental issues and creative music skills. At night, the pavilion becomes a fully functional music venue inviting people to dance in the natural environment.
The Rainforest Pavilion is proudly partnered with:
Mexicola Group Bali – Da Maria
Avani - biodegradable products
Nusa Cana Rum – Bali made premium alcohol
CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research
Seraya Education Project
Pro Motion Events Bali
D41M – Dance For 1 Meter
Holistic Healing Hypnosis Bali
Secret Bali Life
O Channel – Paranoia
Rave Colony Indonesia