Bangkokians are heading to the beach town this weekend — not for the beach but for two giant music festivals going head to head in the same week. Unless you can split yourself into two, Time Out Bangkok gathers you everything you need to know about Wonderfruit and Maya Music Festival.
What is it?
Wonderfruit: An annual celebration of art, music and sustainable life, Wonderfruit is packed with live performances, art installations, tasty bites and tons of workshops. (16-19 February at The Fields @ Siam Country Club)
Maya Music Festival: One of Thailand's biggest EDM concerts, this year Maya Music Festival si headlined with some the biggest DJs in the world including Zedd and Far East Movement. (17-18 February at Maya Space, Bang Lamung)
Wonderfruit: The festival consists of six unique pillars — art, farm to feast, music, talks & workshops, wellness & adventures, and family. Wonderfruit promises to keep you busy with a wide range of activities, from dancing to the tunes of British drum-n-bass star Rudimental to kicking in a Muay Thai workshop hosted by Buakaw Banchamek to feasting on delicious food prepared by notable chefs such as Gaggan, Daniel Chavez, and the team from Morimoto Bangkok.
Maya Music Festival: Last year's Maya was a huge success, thanks to a kick-ass lineup and the 26-meter-high Hanuman-inspired stage architecture. This year, the music event is coming only for better with the lineup packed with world's famous deejays such as Zedd (Clarity, I Want You to Know), Far East Movement (Like a G6, Rocketeer), KSHMR (Wild Card, Bazaar) and Tiësto (named best DJ of the last 20 years by DJ magazine).We also believe that its stage will be as magnificent as the one we witnessed last year.
Wonderfruit: The festival is for anyone from all ages who admire music, arts, and food.
Maya Music Festival: EDM lovers who like to dance, drink and have a good time with your friends.
Wonderfruit: Taking notes from 2015, the heat in the afternoon was unbearable, making most of the festival-goers came after the sunset for the gigs. We also hope this year the toilet system will be better.
Maya Music Festival: Food and beverage was, and is, not allowed. Make sure you've filled up your tummy before entering the premises.
So whatever you choose, we look forward to seeing you in Pattaya this weekend!