Wonderfruit Festival has postponed the final weekend of its Moobaan Wonder experience due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Thailand.

The organisers of the multi-weekend festival announced the postponement of the final weekender of January 15 to 17 via social media today (January 8).

“The final weekend of Moobaan Wonder will happen, if it’s safe and appropriate to go ahead,” they wrote. “It won’t be this month, but we are working on a future date for another wonder-filled gathering.”

 

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This comes after organisers called off weekends 3 and 4 (December 25 to 27 and January 8 to 10, respectively) last month. At the time, Wonderfruit said it was “hopeful” its final weekend could proceed, pending the coronavirus situation and whether it would be “safe and sensible to gather again”.

A new date for the replacement event has not been announced. Those with tickets to weeks 3, 4 and 5 of Moobaan Wonder will be able to attend the final weekend once its dates have been confirmed.

Thailand, which had successfully controlled the spread of the coronavirus throughout 2020, is experiencing a spike in cases which began in late December. Today, the country reported 205 new cases, and reported a record-high 745 cases on Monday. Earlier this week the Thai government declared 28 provinces, including Bangkok, high-risk zones, urging Thais to stay at home and avoid travel.

Moobaan Wonder was curated as a festival for Thai residents following the cancellation of 2020’s Wonderfruit. The multi-weekend experience, which was scheduled to wrap up this weekend, would have hosted over 200 musicians and experimental sound artists, more than 40 workshops, 40 local food vendors, and over 80 fashion, art and cultural stores.

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