Our favourite gourmet wine festival is back this weekend with some exciting experiences to offer. Apart from being host to some gorgeous music amidst a gorgeous venue, there will be so much more to drink, eat and explore! Read on…
1. Two diverse and talented headlining acts.
As expected SulaFest brings another incredible lineup to music enthusiasts everywhere, two artists of which will most certainly keep you jivin’ and bopping to their music- The Cat Empire and Kailasa. The world renowned The Cat Empire who have performed at both Jay Leno and David Letterman – is making their Indian debut – launching a new album just the week after. Sula brings bands to India that have millions of fans around the world but are yet to break through in India. The Cat Empire new album is “coincidentally” called Rising with the Sun!
The Cat Empire
Genre: jazz, funk
This Australian ska/jazz/funk band is everything you need to liven up a crowd. With their undeniably palpable energy and spunk, Cat Empire truly establishes themselves as one of the best live performing bands. Despite being from Australia, Cat Empire’s music has some heavy Latin influences. Listen to their song “brighter than gold” below :
Genre: sufi, fusion
One of the best known sufi bands in India, Kailasa has been around for better part of the last decade. Fronted by Kailash Kher, Kailasa combines the flamboyance of Bollywood with the authenticity of folk music. Listen to their rendition of “Teri Dewaani” on MTV Unplugged below.
2. The new and improved ‘Atmasphere; stage
The Atmasphere stage will be back this year, bigger and better than ever before. For the sake of convenience and ample space, the stage will be relocated to a sweeter spot amidst the vineyards. We’re excited to see how the stage will turn out to be.
3. And most importantly, all that delicious grub.
Food at this gourmet festival, has always been the finest with this year’s dining area featuring over 20 different cuisines to indulge in. The Bombay Food Truck, Social, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Woodside Inn, Mainland China, Burger Barn, Maroosh, Mexican Express, American Chillies & Grill, Café Bliss are only some of the many food vendors that will be at the farmer’s market. At the popular Soleil by La Plage, Chef Morgan Rainforth has prepared a special menu with organic produce from Sula’s very own farms, offering a sit-down gourmet dining experience. This year, the good folk at Swiggy will be on board as a delivery partner, making sure you get your food delivered to you wherever you are at the venue. This also will help you avoid the awful waiting-in-line-and-at-counters scenario. Airtel Money as a pay partner will make your transactions easy and cashless!
4. Behold, a new and improved tasting room!
The tasting room at Sula Vineyards, is the holy grail of Sulafest with festival punters flocking to the bustling area for their fill of delicious wine. This year, the promoters promise a whole new look for the room as Florence Tarbouriech, has turned it into something out of a wonderland. Not only that, the area will include extra place for another 200 folks who can enjoy the breath-taking view of the vineyard from the balcony.
5. Did someone say ice-cream?
A live wine and ice cream pairing with food partner London dairy, will be your guilty pleasure, this Sulafest. What better an indulgence than ice cream and wine? We can’t think of any.
6. The Sula Fashion show is back!
As per usual, Vero Moda will be launching their spring summer collection at the festival, accompanied by the gorgeous Anushka Manchanda as a showstopper + musical performer during the show.
7. Ready for some Sula Glamping?
For those wishing to glam their experience at SulaFest further, Letscampout has in store the option of luxury camping, where you can purchase a weekend getaway in far more sophisticated tents that come with their own dedicated toilets and hot and cold showers. That’s not all. The tents comes with double air beds with cozy blankets, a cooler to keep you cool during the day, an exclusive charging point and bonfire zone, and a butler who would be on your service at all times. You know what’s the best part though? Wine on the house; including other hedonistic features such as welcomes gifts, thatched roof chill out zones and a sweet 360-degree view of the festival.
8. A Cointreau cart? How about that!
An experiential Cointreau cart that will be a fun element to the festival, so be sure to hit it up. Apart from wines from the vineyards of Sula, fest-goers can also enjoy a wide selection of libations from around the world by Sula’s import arm Sula Selections. Hardysare on board as a wine partner and Asahi Super Dry Beer, Cointreau, Grant’s Family Reserve Whiskey, Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s Bourbon, Stolichnaya Vodka, and Monkey Shoulder – the world’s first Triple Malt Scotch Whiskey will all ensure no one goes thirsty!
So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets to SulaFest 2016 now!