Wonderfruit is a 5 day annual arts, music and lifestyle festival attended by around 20,000 visitors daily, which takes place at The Fields of Siam Country Club, near Pattaya in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Since its inception in 2014, the spectacular festival has developed a vibrant pan-Asian focus. Although its early focus rotated international headliners with local talent, more recently the event has added elements from the wider region’s strong nightlife ecosystem. It’s eclectic, it’s hugely popular and shines a positive light on South East Asia’s blossoming electronic music scene. The 2019 renewal was as diverse as ever with a host of multi-faceted sets, including a number of live performances.
Located in a large tent on the site, The Forbidden Fruit stage, at Wonderfruit’s request, was taken over in 2019 by Rainbow Disco Club (RDC) of Japan, with the intention of reproducing the sound and atmosphere of that idyllic festival. When the offer was made, RDC’s Masahiro Tsuchiya was clear about one non-negotiable element – it had to be a Pioneer Pro Audio Sound system. He explains: