In the summer of 2015, we teamed up with legendary producer Howie B to create an unprecedented opportunity for up-and-coming musicians.

In its first year, Intermission set out to give unsigned artists and bands the chance to perform at a major live music event. From countless submissions, three acts were selected to be mentored by Howie B and spent the two weeks leading up to Wonderfruit rehearsing in a studio in Bangkok, honing their act. When it came to showtime, we put them on the main stage, where they had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform between international headliners.

Among the bands, King Kong and the Chum were immediately offered a mini tour of China and are now in talks with Howie B about the production of their new album. Kirk, another artist who performed last year is now head of the management team of Intermission. So, as Howie puts it, “All in all, a great start”

This year, we are once again looking for acts to work with Howie and applications are now open to any non-established bands of no more than five musicians. If you play original music and love performing, send your demo to intermission@wonderfruitfestival.com before 5 February 2017 for the chance to work on your live performance skills with Howie B in the run-up to the event, and get a slot to play on the Wonderfruit main stage.