Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled for over 70 years, died last week. The entire country is in mourning right now, and in the wake of his passing, Wonderfruit, a music and arts festival that was scheduled to take place in Pattaya, Thailand next month, has been postponed until February out of respect. The festival’s organizers have issued the following statement on their website:
On behalf of Scratch First Co., Ltd., organizers of Wonderfruit:
We are greatly saddened by the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His dedication, devotion, and dignity have inspired generations of Thai people. His vision and guidance uplifted the country and secured sustainable development for future generations. We feel proud to have served as subjects during his reign and his legacy will remain imprinted in our hearts.
At this time of most profound grief at our sudden loss, and with our heartfelt dedication to pay tribute and respect to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, we are obliged to announce the postponement of Wonderfruit to February 16-19, 2017 at The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand.
All existing ticket-holders are eligible for a full refund, which can be redeemed via our ticketing agent, Event Pop, between November 1-30, 2016.
We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences. More information on refunds and additional updates can be found on The Wonder Post section of our website.
Scratch First Co., Ltd.
The festival’s lineup includes acts like Young Fathers, Rudimental, Blitzen Trapper, Shura, Buke And Gase, and Jonny Greenwood’s JUNUN featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express, in addition to a number of local artists.