SulaFest is back with its 12th edition. Here’s how to make the most of it
Generations have sung praises of wine and music, so we don’t need to tell you how well the two go together. And it looks like SulaFest ’19 is no exception. The fest has wine tasting and grape stomping sessions, gourmet food and a bazaar. But the main event, of course, is the music. This time around, one can catch acts such as Juliet Fox, Shankar Mahadevan, Divine, Spencer Maybe and Forelock & AraWak. One of the headliners, Austrian rock band, Mother’s Cake, perform on the first day of the fest. The band plays a mix of funk, rock and psychedelic rock. Drummer Jan Haussels says they find inspiration everywhere, “We don’t focus on specific artistes. At least we stopped after being a band for a while. The biggest ones from our early days were The Mars Volta, Hendrix, RHCP, Deep Purple, King Crimson and Zappa.” When asked about what we can expect from them in India, Jan says, jokingly, “Jet-lag in-jected rock awesomeness.”
Mumbai-based electronic music duo, Paraphoniks, make their debut at the fest on Sunday. “We have a very synthesiser-heavy sound, and that tends to be the thread that binds all the different stylistic choices we make,” says Sid Shirodkar one half of the act. Their latest album, Silhouettes, is a loose, nonlinear
narrative about a fictional cult. “We’ll be playing material from Silhouettes, our previous EP, Yarns, and some unreleased material,” he reveals.
Electro hip-hop artiste, Aditya Alamuru, better known as Malfnktion, just dropped a single, Charlie, a few days ago. “We’ve been working on its music video which should be out early next month. Besides this, my upcoming album, The Infinity Trail, has been in the pipeline for close to two years,” he says. The artiste will play on both the days with rappers Smokey the Ghost and Shayan Roy. “Mostly, festivals are better than clubs because of the unique ambience and scale of performance. The mood and energy of a good festival show is something else,” he says.
Rs. 2,800 upwards. February 2 and 3. At Sula Vineyards, Nashik