Music festivals in India for music enthusiasts you need to know and make sure you are going to attend the next one for sure.
Audacious is the nearest word for a music enthusiast which roughly translates to showing willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
This translation gives us what the music is really about.
Music enthusiast can’t hear music because they feel it.
Are you a Music enthusiast?
Music is your escape from your life to another dimension, It literally gives you wing.
Listening to music on phone or on television is the way for others.
However, only a real music fan would understand the bliss of listening to music in a live concert.
There is a term for those people who goes to concerts, especially on regular basis i.e. “concert goer”.
So here is a list of best music festivals from across the country, this way you can travel as well enjoy diverse mix of music at once.
Sunburn, Pune –
Sunburn is a commercial EDM (electronic dance music) Festival held in India.
It was previously in Vagator, Goa, every year, but now has been shifted to Pune.
It is Asia’s largest music festival.
The festival is an amalgamation of Music, Entertainment, Food and Shopping, and was ranked by CNN in 2009 as one of the Top 10 Festivals in world.
Artists like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Afrojack has performed in Sunburn.
Genre: EDM, Trance, House Music, Dub step, Tech House, Future House.
Hornbill, Kohima –
The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 – 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India.
It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’. One of the biggest Music festivals in India.
The festival is an initiative of the state government of Nagaland to display the talent of the diverse multi-ethnic tribes of Nagaland to the world.
It is a platform for upcoming Northeast bands and artists to meet musicians coming from different parts of the country.
Genre: Rock & Regional.
Magnetic Field, Jhunjhunu –
It has come to be recognized as a ‘boutique’ festival experience in India, where the venue— Alsisar Mahal—is as much the star as the eclectic music it provides the backdrop for.
A music and arts festival that seeks to curate an experience “unlike any other in the country,” Magnetic Fields focuses on introducing the freshest sounds from India and around the world, biggies which are about to break into the big league, alongside legends that define the scene in a setting that is fantastical…
Experience unique contemporary culture of Rajasthani heritage and hospitality.
Genre: Hip-hop, jazz, reggae and techno, as well as fun activities such as a treasure hunt in the pulsating palace.
Ziro, Ziro Valley –
Held at the mesmerising Ziro valley, the Ziro Festival takes place in September at the height of 5500 ft.
The festival aims to encourage fellowship between musicians of Northeast India.
First held in 2012 at the beautiful Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
Enjoy the music with a cool breeze and a marvellous view of mountain peaks.
Genre: Indie, rock and folk.
Mahindra Blue Fest, Mumbai –
This fest is held in Mumbai every February, being Asia’s largest and finest Blues phenomenon.
The fest is hosted by Mehboob Studio, the festival has been promoting the local blues community by bringing already established blues artists from the world over and budding blues artists in India on a common platform.
The four time Grammy winner Keb Mo has performed here.
NH7 Weekender, Multi City –
NH7 usually takes place in the cities of Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi, but recent hosts are Hyderabad, Noida & Shillong.
The event is one of the largest Music festivals in India, with an annual attendance across the editions of over 100,000.
The festival, held between October and December, travels to multiple cities, with the flagship event in Pune.
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal core, Progressive metal.
Ragasthan, Jaisalmer –
Ragasthan is set in dunes of the Thar, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, in November/ February.
The festival provides an experience of camping in the deserts of Jaisalmer, music on the four main stages runs concurrently: the Morio stage features artists and acts from the pop, rock and alternative rock genre; the Ammara stage features electronic and dub-step music; the Olun stage features world music, fusion, folk and classical musicians; and the Open Mic stage features singer-songwriter bands and artists.
Enchanted Valley Carnival, Lonavala –
EVC is India´s largest music annual festival that brings different music genres from electronic and techno to pop and indie together.
It is held in Aamby Valley City, Lonavala, Maharashtra for three days.
EVC´s first edition was in 2013.
International Biggies like David Guetta, Flo Rida, Alan Walker, Tiësto, Fatoboy Slim, David Guetta.
Bollywood sensational like Farhan Akhtar, Arijit Singh, Ankur Sood, Badshah has performed.
Genre: Multi Genre including electronic and techno to pop and indie.
-Written by Abhimanyu(Intern at BoldBlush)
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