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 thousands of individuals having a blast and a weekend to remember. This year was a grander production with even more amazing memories.
Every year, SulaFest brings incredible varied talent from all around the world making this India’s best-loved live music festival. This year fest-goers experienced a megamix 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. The Wine aficionados were seen signing up for the wine tours and tastings and sipping on their favourite wines.
Jungle, an English modern soul musical collective based in London, made their India debut and rocked the stage on 2nd February with back to back stellar performances including songs from their recently launched album ‘For Ever’.
On 3rd February, Shankar Mahadevan, who has been recently honoured with the Padma Shri, set the stage on fire with a touch of folk, fusion and Bollywood with his chart-topping and award-winning hits.
Also, mesmerizing the crowds was our very own ‘Original Gully Boy’ –Divine who performed some of his most popular raps like Jungli Sher and Farakalong with 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), Forelock & Arawak, Spencer Maybe and Mother’s Cake to name a few. Other exceptional Indian artists like – Paraphoniks (Live electronica), Malfnktion (Hip-hop), and Nothing Anonymous (Live electronica) brought life to the fest with their stupendous acts.
The Atmasphere Stage was buzzing with infectious electronic and underground music headlined by DJ Sasha and other 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 partner'sMonkey Shoulder, Budweiser, Asahi Beer and Beluga Noble Russian Vodka made sure no one went home thirsty!
The crowd was seen gorging on delicious nibbles and beverages from our food partners - Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee, Wok Express, Mainland China, Bombay Food Truck, Maroosh, Café Bliss, Raw Pressery, 99 Pancakes and many more.
The whose-who of the celebrity circuits such as Shenaz Treasurywala, Krishna Shroff, Sunny Singh, Sonali Seygall, and many others attended SulaFest.
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. ”
SulaFest’19 curated unique experiences for all the fest-goers! The Bumble Hive Lounge and the 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 Living Foodz anti-gravity photo booth and LED tunnel were some favourite Instagram-Friendly spots. 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.
GoKruze was the festival’s official bus-pooling 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 wineing away in a beautiful bonfire setting under the stars.