India’s most gorgeously situated, eagerly awaited Gourmet World Music Festival is around the corner and this one promises to be even bigger and better!With over 100 international and national artists, more than 25 genres, 23 nations and over 30 gourmet food and beverage options – SulaFest 2016 goes a notch higher in its 9th edition.At last year’s sold out festival, over 12,000 fest-goers had a weekend to remember and this year guarantees a grander production and even more amazing memories.From 12:30 pm on wards, SulaFest party goers can expect a mega-mix of great music, wine, drinks, food, fashion and shopping in the idyllic environs of the vineyards and the winery’s beautiful open-air, Greek-style amphitheater.
This year’s artist line-up befits a true ‘World Music Festival’ with the freshest acts – as always a mix of nationwide and internationally celebrated artists.
KAILASA (India | Indian, Fusion, Sufi)Kailash Kher is a Singer-Music, Composer- Lyricist and Performer. He has performed on over 400 Hindi film soundtracks, sung in over 20 languages in regional Indian films, not to mention recording more than 350 radio and television advertising jingles.
Along with guitars, drums and keyboards; the band incorporates classical Indian instruments and traditional lyrics to infuse folk and Sufi hue to their songs.
Kailasa has performed over 900 concerts in about nine years across the globe.
THE CAT EMPIRE (Australia | Ska, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Latin) will make their much-awaited Indian début as one of the headliners of SulaFest ’16.
On the ‘Main Stage’: THE CAT EMPIRE (Australia | Ska, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Latin), KAILASA (India | Indian, Fusion, Sufi), BALKAN BEAT BOX (Israel | Balkan, Gypsy, Electronic), DUB INC (France | Dub, Reggae), SUCCESS (France |Electro-Rock), MADE IN BARCELONA (Spain | Latin), DELHI2DUBLIN (Canada & India | Dhol, Celtic, Fusion, Pop), MADBOY/MINK (India | Electro-Swing, Funk, Pop), TRIBAL FLORA (India | Psychedelic, Percussion, World), RODNEY BRANIGAN (UK | Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Country), and AQUA DOMINATRIX (India | Dark Pop, Dream).
Back and way bigger this year and shifted toamidst of the vineyards…is the Atmasphere stage where super cool DJs will be spinning some incredible house and techno. Headlining this stage is songwriter, producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner EDU IMBERNON (Spain | Deep House, Progressive House), a global electronic music heavyweight also know to collaborate with international stalwarts – Coyu and Droogto mention a few – to produce chart-topping electronic tracks. On the Atmasphere Stage: EDU IMBERNON (Spain), LUNA CITY EXPRESS (Denmark), RIK WATTS (Netherlands),BONO GOLDBAUM (Austria), O-BE (Ibiza), SASHANTI (Russia) and WHOSAIN AND ANASTACIA (India).
World-class audio L’Acoustics K1 PA system is set to enhance your audio and visual experience at the fest.
Cecilia Oldne, VP – Marketing, Sula Vineyards says,“Wow, our 9th festival is going to be quite something! Cannot wait to reveal what we have in store for you this SulaFest. Come join us as we tune into the rhythm of the vines and create magic in the way only SulaFest can! Where else would you rather be?
“We are proud to stand along with Sula and announce this diverse and power packed line-up of amazing bands. This year, instead of focusing on just one headliner, the plan was to have several big names. Over the past few years, we’ve strived to bring amazing international and Indian talent to the Sula stage, and we continue to stay true to this ethos through the 2016 line-up which is undoubtedly the most unique live music line-up of the year. SulaFest 2016 – here we go!” says JehanJohar, Founder, Ra Music.
Commenting on the association with SulaFest, Vineet Gautam, Country Head, VERO MODA says, “VERO MODA’s association with SulaFest allows us to connect with our audience through the medium of music, food, art & wine to celebrate fashion. It’s reassuring to see the continuous success of this fest and we are proud to be a part of it again. Last year’s event was memorable and this year too we will have a high octane fashion show, to mark the launch of VERO MODA’s Spring Summer’ 2016 collection. Moreover, we have a lot of exciting on ground activities planned that will make sure everyone has a great time”.
Spicing up the weekend will be the SulaFest Bazaar with a selection of fun items for sale. Foot massages, tarot reading, grape stomping, and a variety of other activities is sure to add to that fest-feel.
The newly revamped and extended Tasting Room along with the rustic Tasting Cellar is expected to be exciting as always, with special tours and tastings to be given to wine enthusiasts.
Apart from wines from the vineyards of Sula, fest-goers can also enjoy a wide selection of libations from around the world by Sula’s import arm Sula Selections. Hardysare on board as a wine partner and Asahi Super Dry Beer, Cointreau, Grant’s Reserve, Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s Bourbon, Stolichnya Vodka, and Monkey Shoulder – the world’s first Triple Malt Scotch Whiskey will all make sure no one goes thirsty!
The likes of Social, The Bombay Food Truck, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Woodside Inn and many more will serve up great food to go with the vide selection of wine and drinks! At the popular Soleil by La Plage, Chef Morgan Rainforth has prepared a special menu with organic produce from Sula’s very own farms, offering a sit-down gourmet dining experience like no other.
Last year, Tent City – where you can camp out amidst the cool vineyards, was a huge hit and so it’s back even bigger and better!
SulaFest is associating with Ra Music, as the main stage music curator and Soma Project for the Atmasphere stage line-up – bringing to you the freshest and most eclectic festival line-up of the year! As always, SulaFest goes out to help locally based and national NGO’s and non-profits.
For all festival-related information such as artists, tickets and others – visit www.sulafest.net
For last year’s highlights, check out this YouTube video: https://goo.gl/EZxrMp
Are you ready? Let’s do this.
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