SulaFest 2017 – What an incredible 10th edition

Posted by: at 2/07/2017 01:54:00 am
Cheers to 10 years!
~ SulaFest 2017 – What an incredible 10th edition! ~
Bangalore, 7th February 2017:
The country’s most gorgeously situated Gourmet World Music Festival went several notches higher in its 10th edition!

The event saw festival goers from across the country at a weekend to remember and this year was an even grander production with even more amazing memories.

SulaFest partygoers enjoyed a mega-mix of great music, wine, drinks, gourmet food, fashion, shopping, activities and more at the idyllic environs of Sula’s scenic vineyards!

The festival this year being a 3 day affair – adding Friday dedicated to Indian artists had also added one more stage – The ‘Tropical Stage’. Friday’s highlights were Nucleya at the Atmasphere Stage and Indian Ocean at the Amphitheatre Stage. Sula’s all new musician talent hunt competition “Rise and Shine” contest winner performed to a thrilled audience at the Tropical Stage.  

Afro Celt Sound System
 Afro Celt Sound System


Anjana Sukhani
 Anjana Sukhani

Bloc Party
 Bloc Party
Cecilia Oldne with Sonnalli Seygall
 Cecilia Oldne with Sonnalli Seygall

Indian Ocean
 Indian Ocean
Infected Mushroom
 Infected Mushroom
Infected Mushroom
 Infected Mushroom
Kim Sharma
 Kim Sharma

Miss Malini, Narendra Kumar and Cecilia Oldne
 Miss Malini, Narendra Kumar and Cecilia Oldne

Mitali Kakkar, Kim Sharma, Aparna Bablani and Arjun Khanna
 Mitali Kakkar, Kim Sharma, Aparna Bablani and Arjun Khanna

Narendra Kumar at the 10th edition of SulaFest 2017
 Narendra Kumar at the 10th edition of SulaFest 2017


Prahlad Kakkar, Arjun Khanna and Kabir Bedi
 Prahlad Kakkar, Arjun Khanna and Kabir Bedi

Raghu Dixit
 Raghu Dixit


Rajeev Samant, CEO and Founder, Sula Vineyards along with Anuj Rakyan, C...
 Rajeev Samant, CEO and Founder, Sula Vineyards along with Anuj Rakyan, C...

Sapna Bhavanani
 Sapna Bhavanani

SulaFest 2017
SulaFest 2017

The Bloc Party from the UK made their India debut and rocked the Amphitheatre stage on Day 2, Saturday – while Loco & Jam from Germany performed to a haven of fest-goers at the Atmasphere Stage. The Tropical Stage highlight this day was Peter Schumann’s performance.

Amphitheatre Sunday headliner – Infected Mushroom from Israel set the stage on fire! German Jan Blomqvist & Band created magic at the Atmasphere Stage located amidst the vineyards.

The 10th edition of SulaFest was presented by RAW Pressery. Like Sula, RAW recognises recycling as one of its most important objectives and they used the festival as a platform to raise environmental awareness & conscious engagement. The brand introduced their innovative recycling ingenuities through active art installation, recycling plastic bottles generated at the festival. The plastic bottles collected through this initiative, will be recycled to make t-shirts, which will then be distributed to underprivileged children. Kick started at SulaFest, RAWcycle is expected to activate collection drives in 4 cities through 600 points of collection via retail, direct to home and event led channels. RAW also launched a coconut water at the festival.
In Sula’s aim to become the world’s most sustainable wine producer and with this mindset, SulaFest this year went all sustainable by using only recycled and eco-friendly material for stall and other décor. Only natural material was allowed at festival making it one of the most environmental friendly events in the world!
Another new addition to the festival this year was the ‘Globe in a Glass’ stall where fest-goers had the opportunity to meet and taste with the people behind various brands from the Sula Selections portfolio. The renowned wine profile Robert Joseph was attending the festival for the first time showcasing his brand Le Grand Noir.
Sula also launched their new limited edition Valentines wines at the festival this being a big hit. Also, a 10th edition signature drink ValenSeco had been created - a mix of Sula Seco Rose and RAW Pressery Valencia Orange juice.
In addition, there was Whisky, Beer, Vodka, Liqueur, Tequila, Sambuca and even Bourbon on offer. Jack Daniels, Budweiser, Monkey Shoulder, Cointreau, Grant’s, Skyy Vodka, Aperol, Antiqua Sambuca and Jägermeister to name a few!
The festival welcomed Hershey Premium chocolate ‘Brookside’ on board this year. Fest-goers had the opportunity to try three exotic flavors - Pomegranate, Raspberry & Goji and Blueberry & Acai! They also paired well with a wide variety of wines.
Brightening up the weekend even further was the SulaFest Bazaar with a selection of fun and funky items for sales.
Adding a sporty element, fest-goers could participate in SulaFest sunrise yoga sessions - and even partake in a morning SulaFest fun run to get their energy levels back on track!

As always, SulaFest goes out to benefit locally based NGO’s and non-profits. Apulkee (farmers welfare), Sharan (animal welfare), Hausla (children welfare), Awhaas (animal welfare). This aligned with Sula’s long-standing commitment to give back to communities and causes in need.
Celebrities seen over the weekend was Kabir Bedi and Parveen Dusanj, Vineet Jain, Sapna Bhavnani, Aparna Badlani, Kim Sharma, Anjana Sukhani, Narendra Kumar, Arjun Khanna, Prahlad and Mitali Kakkar, Ranvir Shorey, Sonnalli Seygall, Vikram Raizada, Cecilia Oldne, Kelvin and Andrea Cheung, Malini Agarwal, Mona Juneja, Santino Morea, Dinesh Vazerani, Mayank Ruia to name a few!

Speaking about SulaFest 2017, Cecilia Oldne, Global Brand Ambassador and Vice President - Marketing, Sula says, “Cheers to 10 years! What a beautiful weekend and what an amazing crowd!  See you all next year!”

Raimund Imo, Festival Director of SulaFest 2017 says, “What an incredible weekend this has been! The vibe has been electric with thousands of fest-goers and the best line up so far! We could see that people had the time of their life! All of us have been touch by the joy spread around. Next year, we embark on the beginning of another decade of SulaFest and we promise that we will have many more surprises for you in store then!

Anuj Rakyan, Founder and Managing Director – RAW Pressery says, "Being a part of Sula Fest this year has been an amazing experience for us. Good vibes and the flowing energy resulted in a great celebration of music, art and food. We loved our interactions with the festival goers and were heartened with their response specially around our newly launched Tender Coconut Water and our RAWCycle recycling initiative – both introduced at this year’s festival. Our aim to recycle all PET waste at the festival into wearable apparel was especially well received. At RAW Pressery, we are strong believers of healthy living and a wholesome lifestyle and I was extremely elated to see this spirit resonate through the three days.
The brand's philosophy, ALL GOOD. NO BAD was effortlessly integrated into the SulaFest spirit and we look forward to more integrations going ahead.”  


LINE-UP – STAGE-WISE:
Amphitheatre Stage Line-up: BLOC PARTY (UK - India debut at SulaFest 2017) INFECTED MUSHROOM (Israel), AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM (UK - India debut at SulaFest 2017), DUBIOZA KOLEKTIV (Bosnia - India Debut at SulaFest 2017, SWINGROWERS (Italy - India Debut at SulaFest 2017), INDIAN OCEAN (India), DONN BHAT + PASSENGER REVELATOR (India), THE FANCULOS (India), THE SKA VENGERS (India), YOUR CHIN (India), THE RAGHU DIXIT PROJECT (India), DHRUV VOYAGE (India), KABIR CAFÉ (India), CHHABB (India), HILIGHT TRIBE (France), SAX MACHINE (France, US), ZOYA (India)
Atmasphere Stage Line-up: NUCLEYA (India), LOCO & JAM (UK), JAN BLOMQVIST & BAND (India Debut at SulaFest 2017 – Germany, DANA RUH (Germany), NICO STOJAN (Germany), WOUTER DE MOOR (Netherlands), BIT OF BOTH (India), TEJAS BELKOND (India), AYESHA PRAMANIK (India), SHAUN MOSES (India), MURTHOVICH (India), ERNESTO ALTÉS (Spain), IGOR MARIJUAN (Spain), PRIYANJANA (India)
Tropical Stage: (Electro-acoustic music): SPACEJAMS (India), LIKWID (India), ANEYELATOR (India), SHY-O (France), CHRIST BURSTEIN (Argentina), WHATEVER WITCH IS (France, US), PETER SCHUMANN (Germany), KTO (Russia), LOOPKIN (France), M.MAT (France), DADA DISCO (France), BABA ROBIJN (Netherlands), RANJIT ARAPURAKAL (US), AJAY JAYANTHI (India), GUTO (Brazil), VICTORIA BOURKE (UK), SIMON SAX (Austria), LALIT RAWAT (India)
More about the fest at www.sulafest.net #SulaFest

About Sula Vineyards:
Sula Vineyards is by far India’s first choice in wine. Their award-winning wines are available nationwide at the finest hotels and restaurants, and are also exported throughout the world. Sula is on track to sell a million cases of wine in 2016. Sula is also a pioneer in India’s wine tourism opening the country’s first winery Tasting Room in 2005 and first vineyard resort, Beyond by Sula, in 2007. With over 230,000 visitors last year, Sula is one of the most visited wineries in the world and the #1 spot where Indians first taste wine.  Sula Vineyards recently won the prestigious Drinks Business Award 2016 for the ‘Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’! This is the first time an Indian company has won a Drinks Business Award. Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture and support the local rural economy. Sula is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s most sustainable wine producers.

In addition, the company is also a leading wine and spirits importer, with Sula Selections, a portfolio of prestigious brands like Remy Cointreau, Hardys, Cono Sur and Asahi. For information on the entire Sula brand portfolio, visit www.sulavineyards.com

About RAW Pressery:

Raw Pressery, founded in the year 2014, is India’s largest cold-pressed juice brand. Incorporated as a part of Rakyan Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Raw Pressery is a vertically integrated company with in-house capabilities in farm-produce procurement, processing, manufacturing, cold chain logistics, warehousing & distribution. It is the only Indian company to use the globally acclaimed revolutionary HPP technology which ensures fresher, safer and healthier food products with stable shelf life. The brand’s portfolio with over 21 different blends comprises of fruit juices, smoothies, nut milks, booster shots and hydration essentials.

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