Published On : Thu, Jan 21st, 2016

SULAFEST is back – in its 9th edition!


SulafestNashik/Nagpur: India’s most gorgeously situated, eagerly awaited Gourmet World Music Festival is around the corner and this one promises to be even bigger and better!

With over 100 international and national artists, more than 25 genres, 23 nations andover 30 gourmet food and beverage options – SulaFest 2016 goes a notch higher in its 9th edition.

At last year’s sold out festival, over 12,000 fest-goers had a weekend to remember and this year guarantees a grander production and even more amazing memories.


From 12:30 pm onwards, SulaFest partygoers can expect a mega-mix of great music, wine, drinks, food, fashion and shopping in the idyllic environs of the vineyards and the winery’s beautiful open-air, Greek-style amphitheater.

This year’s artist line-up befits a true ‘World Music Festival’ with the freshest acts – as always a mix of nationwide and internationally celebrated artists.

KAILASA (India | Indian, Fusion, Sufi)Kailash Kher is a Singer-Music, Composer- Lyricist and Performer. He has performed on over 400 Hindi film soundtracks, sung in over 20 languages in regional Indian films, not to mention recording more than 350 radio and television advertising jingles.

Along with guitars, drums and keyboards; the band incorporates classical Indian instruments and traditional lyrics to infuse folk and Sufi hue to their songs.

Kailasa has performed over 900 concerts in approximately nine years across the globe.

THE CAT EMPIRE (Australia | Ska, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Latin) will make their much-awaited Indian debut as one of theheadliners of SulaFest ’16.

On the ‘Main Stage’: THE CAT EMPIRE (Australia | Ska, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Latin), KAILASA (India | Indian, Fusion, Sufi), BALKAN BEAT BOX (Israel | Balkan, Gypsy, Electronic), DUB INC (France | Dub, Reggae), SUCCESS (France |Electro-Rock), MADE IN BARCELONA (Spain | Latin), DELHI2DUBLIN (Canada & India | Dhol, Celtic, Fusion, Pop), MADBOY/MINK (India | Electro-Swing, Funk, Pop), TRIBAL FLORA (India | Psychedelic, Percussion, World), RODNEY BRANIGAN (UK | Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Country), and AQUA DOMINATRIX (India | Dark Pop, Dream).

Back and way bigger this year and shifted toamidst of the vineyards…is the Atmaspherestage where super cool DJs will be spinning some incredible house and techno. Headlining this stage is songwriter, producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner EDU IMBERNON (Spain | Deep House, Progressive House), a global electronic music heavyweight also know to collaborate with international stalwarts – Coyu and Droogto mention a few – to produce chart-topping electronic tracks. On the Atmasphere Stage: EDU IMBERNON (Spain), LUNA CITY EXPRESS (Denmark), RIK WATTS (Netherlands),BONO GOLDBAUM (Austria), O-BE (Ibiza), SASHANTI (Russia) and WHOSAIN AND ANASTACIA (India).

World-class audio L’Acoustics K1 PA system is set to enhance your audio and visual experience at the fest.

Cecilia Oldne, VP – Marketing, Sula Vineyards says,“Wow, our 9th festival is going to be quite something! Cannot wait to reveal what we have in store for you this SulaFest. Come join us as we tune into the rhythm of the vines and create magic in the way only SulaFest can! Where else would you rather be?

“We are proud to stand along with Sula and announce this diverse and power packed line-up of amazing bands. This year, instead of focusing on just one headliner, the plan was to have several big names. Over the past few years, we’ve strived to bring amazing international and Indian talent to the Sula stage, and we continue to stay true to this ethos through the 2016 line-up which is undoubtedly the most unique live music line-up of the year. SulaFest 2016 – here we go!” says JehanJohar, Founder, Ra Music.

Commenting on the association with SulaFest, Vineet Gautam, Country Head, VERO MODA says, “VERO MODA’s association with SulaFest allows us to connect with our audience through the medium of music, food, art & wine to celebrate fashion. It’s reassuring to see the continuous success of this fest and we are proud to be a part of it again. Last year’s event was memorable and this year too we will have a high octane fashion show, to mark the launch of VERO MODA’s Spring Summer’ 2016 collection. Moreover, we have a lot of exciting on ground activities planned that will make sure everyone has a great time”.

Spicing up the weekend will be the SulaFest Bazaar with a selection of fun items for sale. Foot massages, tarot reading, grape stomping, and a variety of other activities is sure to add to that fest-feel.

The newly revamped and extendedTasting Room along with the rustic Tasting Cellar is expected to be exciting as always, with special tours and tastings to be given to wine enthusiasts.

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 Reserve, Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s Bourbon, Stolichnya Vodka, and Monkey Shoulder – the world’s first Triple Malt Scotch Whiskey will all ensure no one goes thirsty!

The likes of Social, The Bombay Food Truck, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Woodside Inn and many more will serve up great food to go with the vide selection of wine and drinks! 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 like no other.

Last year, Tent City – where you can camp out amidst the cool vineyards, was a huge hit and so it’s back even bigger and better!

SulaFest is associating with Ra Music, as the main stage music curator and Soma Project for the Atmasphere stage line-up – bringing to you the freshestand most eclectic festival line-up of the year!

As always, SulaFest goes out to benefit locally based and national NGO’s and non-profits.

For all festival-related information such as artists, tickets and others – visit

For last year’s highlights, check out this YouTube video:

Are you ready? Let’s do this.
Ticket prices:
Early Bird:
1-day: INR 1,850/-
2-day: INR 3,000/-
1-day: INR 2,200/-
2-day: INR 3,300/-
Box Office:
1-day: INR 2,500/-
2-day: INR 3,700/-
2-day: INR 6,500/-

February, 6th &7th 2016 | 12:30 onwards
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About Sula Vineyards:
Sula Vineyards is by far India’s first choice in wine. Sula’s award-winning wines are available nationwide at the finest hotels and restaurants, and are also exported throughout the world.

The company is also a leading wine and spirits importer, with Sula Selections, a portfolio of prestigious brands like Remy Cointreau, Hardys, Ruffino and Asahi.

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, in 2007. With over 200,000 visitors last year, Sula is one of the most visited wineries in the world and the #1 spot where Indians first taste wine.

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! For information on the entire Sula brand portfolio, visit

The story of one of Europe’s largest clothing brands began in 1987, when Bestseller launched VERO MODA – a high quality clothing line with the latest looks at just the right price. VERO MODA’s healthy and successful start provided a solid foundation for the continuing expansion and success of the brand. Since

its commencement, VERO MODA has become synonymous with contemporary fashion and designs, which young women across the world desire. VERO MODA India currently has 61 stores and 114 shop-in-shops spread across the country. Now, also shop at

For further details, contact:

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Amrita Hom Ray 
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