This year’s Wonderers can expect to explore and be enthralled with Wonderfruit’s six pillars: the primary theme is Art & Architecture, together with Music, Farm to Feasts, Talks & Workshops, Wellness and Family. Showcasing the festival’s sustainable ethos is the eco-design of its architectural structures, camps, and installations, whilst enjoying a handpicked selection of world-class artists sharing their talents at Wonderfruit 2018
In addition to previously announced artists including Goldie and the Ensemble, Nightmares on Wax, Huun Huur Tu, Craig Richards, Margaret Dygas, Job2do, Sirintip, Mathew Jonson (Live), Young Marco, Nicolas Lutz, Sóley, Costlywood and Knower, the final phase is further expanded with more unique and cross-cultural artists spanning the music spectrum. Prepare to experience different techno rhythms by the marching band MEUTE and experimental artist Kangding Ray while embarking on a new electronic adventure with Boy Bjorn, Crussen (Live) and Stavroz (Live). Witness a variety of cross-cultural music by Alena Murang, DuOuD and Mammal Hands. Added to this extensive list, more music styles prepared for Wonderers to discover are those from Alligatorz, Two Pills After Meal, and Weep Show with Borgar & Howie B.
THE WORLD’S LARGEST EXPERIMENT IN EMPATHY ENGINEERING
In a first-time collaboration with the Waldorf Project, a well-known group of artists who offer a radical immersive experience through all senses, an experiment in empathy engineering will be attempted. Following an impressive FUTURO performance in London, where, on a small scale, they proved that empathy can be engineered through a creative transformation of senses, this time around they will attempt it with a festival-wide audience. The performance includes 250 dancers from the Bangkok Dance Academy, alongside the UK’s core team. Artificial Intelligence will also take a fundamental role as the ‘third choreographer’ passing empathy through body movements and making the impossible possible. The masterminds behind the Waldorf Project, including artist Sean Rogg, have been working closely with the Wonderfruit team for over six months on “FUTURO-X”. This is a truly revolutionary concept, both for the Waldorf Project itself and Wonderfruit.