SulaFest is known for its mega mix of genres, artists from all over the world come to perform at the scenic Sula Vineyards in Nashik. Every year the festival comes with handful of love and magic for all its fans, and this year as a celebration for a decade the artist line-up befits a true “World Music Festival” with the freshest acts – as always, a mix of nationwide and internationally celebrated artists! With music, there is a lot of fun in store; ever flowing drinks, activities, various cuisines to satisfy the foodie in you and much much more! Attracting tourists from around the globe SulaFest has geared up for a grandeur production of its 10th edition.
Adding on one more day of fun and frolic this year SulaFest is coming to town on 3rd, 4th and 5th of February. Not to burn a hole in fest lovers’ pockets Friday ticket rates are lower than the weekend rates and tickets are selling fast in Nashik.
SulaFest is not only adding one more day but one more stage this year! The new ‘Tropical Stage’ would feature artists playing fusion music and the venue would look nothing less than a tropical forest. Bamboo towers, bird houses and wall paintings would enhance the décor. Students from K.K.Wagh College of Nashik are skilfully helping with the production of this stage.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Sula is dedicating the first day of the festival i.e. Friday, 3rd February, to Indian artists – this in order to celebrate and promote homegrown talent. Fest-goers will also find legendary acts like Nucleya, The Raghu Dixit Project and Indian Ocean on stage on the first day of the fest!
Indian Ocean: Indian Ocean’s Kandisa (2000) was a highest selling album by any Indian band. They were the first band to release a live album and a live DVD. It was the first Indian band on the Cover of Rolling Stone magazine. They have composed for films such as Black Friday, Peepli Live, Masaan, Mumbai Cutting, Swaraj, Hulla, Bhoomi, Katiyabaaz, Satyagrah etc. Indian Ocean will perform tracks from their upcoming album at SulaFest prior to its release.
Nucleya: One of the early proponents of the now-popular genre of Dubstep in India, NUCLEYA has built on that start to emerge as one of the most exciting, experimental and engaging producers in the Indian scene in the past five years. He has made his mark as an Indian dance music producer, focussing on sounds and textures that are Indian in nature but international in appeal. His new album “BASS Rani” explores regional sounds and cements NUCLEYA’s position as the Indian leader in the ‘global bass’ movement. He has performed at numerous music festivals around the world including Glastonbury (UK), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), Lille 3000 (France) and the Electron Festival (Switzerland).
Raghu Dixit:Often hailed as India’s biggest cultural & musical export, Raghu Dixit’s unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. His music is strongly rooted in Indian traditions and culture and is presented with a very contemporary, global sound. From playing to over 100,000 people in his home state to every big music festival in India, from Glastonbury, to the BBC to even playing for the Queen of England and the entire Royal Family, Raghu Dixit seems to have done quite a bit!
Apart from wine from the vineyards, the fest-goers can also enjoy a wide selection of drinks including beer, vodka, whiskey, tequila, cognac and liqueur from around the world by Sula’s import arm Sula Selections and others. RAW Pressery cold pressed juices will also ensure no one goes thirsty and will be offering healthy juices and drinks over the festival weekend. Spicing up the weekend will be the ‘SulaFest Bazaar’ with a selection of fun and funky items for sale. Activities such as a run, yoga classes, foot massages, tarot reading, wine tours and tastings, grape stomping and a variety of other activities will definitely add to that “fest” feel!
The likes of the Puffs and Rolls, Makalu, Café Bliss, Konkan Curry and Pan n Joy and many more will serve up great food to go with the wide selection of wine and drinks.
Last year’s ‘Tent City’ where you can camp out amidst the cool vineyards was a huge hit so it is back even bigger and better!
As always, SulaFest goes out to benefit locally based NGO’s like Sharan, Hausla, Apulkee and Awhaas.