Last weekend India’s cultural event and music festival ushered in another successful decade with power-packed performances, great food and of course fabulous wine. While most wandered around with the bottle of wine in their hand adoring the music, few made it to Sula Festival for its music. With an aspiration to break boundaries and set new milestones, this festival is known as the country’s leading Gourmet World Music Festival.
Music Plus made it to the 11th edition of the two-day music, food and wine extravaganza. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Sula’s own lush vineyards in Nashik, the festival gave audiences a unique experience of the best from the worlds of music, food and wine. People of all age groups were present to record their presence for this fiesta. The vineyards were brought to life with culinary and cultural experiences that left fest-goers with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Best part Sula, the music never disappoints. When it comes to world music and underground genres, you are absolutely hooked from the first beat. This year fest-goers swayed to the tunes of over 100 artists including Bollywood sensation Amit Trivedi who set the stage on fire and wowed his rapt audience. Electrifying performances by internationally celebrated artists including Gypsy Hill, electronic-folk band Crystal Fighters, Austrian music producer and performing artist Parov Stelar and vocal groove band Bauchklang also left the audiences spellbound.
The first day began with Kiwistar at Amphi stage while Leon simultaneously played at Atma Stage. As the crowd was setting to build the ambience, Run Pussy Run took the stage. Grain got things rolling alongside Kavya Trehan, Curtain Blue, Karajimo, Shardul and Komorebi – the performance was brilliant. Gypsy Hill and Perov Stelar stole the show on day 1. From the presentation to their music, every bit of their act was flawlessly framed and the crowd cheered.
The second day kicked off with grape stomping and wine tasting. It was all about Hip-Hop with Brodha V, The Beat feat. Ranking Roger and Krunk Reggae Party between the sets performed by MC Kaur, Cian Finn and Craig R Ninja.
From the presentation to their music, every single thing was flawlessly framed and poured into the crowd. Whilst music enthusiasts had their passion satiated by performances on the two stages, food and drink connoisseurs indulged their senses and taste buds with some of the finest flavours from across the world. The music was incredible on both the days. From the artists, sets, production quality, sound to the visuals were on point. Numerous non-dancers grooved to the music this year at Sula. Talking of the view, it was rather impossible to miss the Hollywood-style symbol #SulaFest on the hill opposite the vineyards.
With the wine tasting session to the wine store, the organisers made it a point to take on special tours and tastings. Sula Fest 2018 was the mixture of everything one needs to have at weekend. A quality crowd, best of the wines from around the nation, extremely overwhelming world music, amazing artists, delicious food, Sula market which featured many things at a very nominal price and with all essential facilities.
With multiple music festivals in India, SulaFest stands out for its unique atmosphere that can never die down throughout the event. The organisers of Sula plan to include diverse new experiences in years to come making the next editions even bigger and better. That being said, we cannot wait for the 12th edition of this amazing festival. If you love music, art, wine and are a foodie, you must visit SulaFest.
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