SulaFest 2017 Returns With Its 10th Edition This Weekend
Rarely does Nashik roll out the red carpet as grandly as it does for SulaFest. In its 10th annual edition, the festival that once was about stomping grapes, downing wine at the Sula Vineyards, and dancing around to music in the amphitheatre has become a must-attend music festival. Running from February 3 to 5 2017, SulaFest is now a 3-day event, scaled up to not just add an extra day, but also 3 stages, including the Tropical stage, the Amphitheatre stage, and the Atmasphere stage.
Filling up those spaces are the likes of Brit indie rock band Bloc Party, Bosnian party-starters Dubioza Kolektiv, Israeli live electronica duo Infected Mushroom, UK world music group Afro-Celt Sound System, fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electronica star Nucleya, folk star Raghu Dixit Project, ska band The Ska Vengers and more.
Raimund Imo, the festival director, says, “Even though we are a strong music festival, we provide our consumers with a 360 degree experience, which covers much more than only music.”
So that means they’ve still got the classic grape-stomping, wine-tasting, and sports activities, all inside the Sula Vineyards.
The latest addition, the Tropical Stage, is meant to expand SulaFest’s sonic variety. Considering the extra day and an extra stage, Raimund explains that they’re taking into account any issues around limited space. “We have opened up more space at the vineyard for the festival and there will be much more seating this year. We have added a lot more gourmet stalls and bazaar designer stalls, too. For the convenience of our consumers, we have a cashless token system on-ground that will enable cashless payment everywhere at the festival, including the bazaar and food stalls.”
Reviewed: Toast And Tonic, BKC, Mumbai