National – February, 2019: SulaFest, the country’s most gorgeously-situated, Gourmet World Music Festival, went several notches higher in its 12th edition this year. The two-day extravaganza saw more than 10,000 individuals having a blast and weekend to remember. This year was a grander production with even more amazing memories.
Every year, SulaFest brings incredible eclectic talent from all around the world making this India’s best loved live music festival. This year fest-goers experienced a mega mix of great music with internationally-celebrated artists performing some eclectic numbers.
One of the highlights this year was the launch of three of Sula Vineyards’ wines at the venue. The Source Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Brut Chardonnay and Sparkling Shiraz were served at the fest for the very first time. The wine aficionados were seen signing up for the wine tours and tastings and slurping on their favorite wines.
JUNGLE, an English modern soul musical collective based in London made their India debut and rocked the stage on 2nd with back to back stellar performances including songs from their recently launched album – For Ever. On 3rd,Shankar Mahadevan, who has recently been honoured with a Padma Shri, set the stage on fire with a touch of folk, fusion and Bollywood with his chart-topping and award-winning hits.
Also, setting the stage on fire, was our very own ‘Original Gully Boy’ – DIVINE who performed some of his most popular raps like Jungli Sher and Farak along with the new singles from Gully Gang’s album. The main stage also witnessed some exhilarating performances by Lucille Crew (an international groove collective from Israel fusing elements of Hip-hop, Funk and Soul), Hallouminati (scurrying around the UK’s party scene since 2010),k Forelock & Arawak, Spencer Maybe and Mother’s Cake to name a few. Other exceptional Indian artists – Paraphoniks (Live electronica), MALFNKTION (Hip-hop), Nothing Anonymous (Live electronic) brought life to the fest with some phenomenal performances.
The ATMASPHERE STAGE was buzzing with infectious electronic and underground musicheadlined by DJ Sasha andother globally-renowned DJs like Juilet Fox (Germany), Oona Dahl (USA), Nikhil Chinapa (India), Ankytrixxx (India) and Sashanti (Russia).
Apart from wines from the vineyards of Sula, fest-goers also enjoyed a wide selection of drinks from around the world, many brought to India by Sula’s import arm Sula Selections. Our pouring partnersMonkey Shoulder, Budweiser, Asahi Beer and Beluga Noble Russian Vodka made sure no one went home thirsty!
The crowd was seen gorging on delicious nibbles from our food partners – Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee (They also launched their ready to drink bottles at the fest), Wok Express, Mainland China, Bombay Food Truck, Maroosh, Café Bliss, Raw Pressery, 99 Pancakesand many more.
The whose-who of the celebrity circuits such as Shehnaz Treasurywala, Krishna Shroff, Sunny Singh, Sonali Sehgall, attended SulaFest.
SulaFest ’19 curated unique experiences for all the fest-goers! The ‘Bumble Hive Lounge’ and Bumble Grape Stomping Zone’ saw a lot of individuals relaxing, hanging out and networking in between the gigs. The Panzani Live Pasta Carts were a big hit and everyone was seen indulging in scrumptious varieties of pasta. Brookside by Hershey’s chocolates was there to satiate everyone’s sugar cravings. The LF anti-gravity photo booth and LED tunnel was a favourite Instagram-Friendly spot and immensely popular amongst the young lot. Gozo – SulaFest’s official travel partner this year made sure everyone’s road trip was fun, convenient and hassle free. 9XO and 9XM were the music channel partners and High On Score was the music magazine partner. Koovs came on board as the gifting partner. SulaFest Tent City curated by Lets Camp Out gave a chance to kick back and relax to some serene acoustic music by talented artists while individuals were seen wining away in a beautiful bonfire setting under the stars.
Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards says, “What an incredible vibe! More than 10,000 fest-goers had the time of their life, showing why SulaFest is the country’s most eagerly awaited festival weekend. We curate each edition with a lot of excitement every year and we cannot wait for the 13th edition already. ”