Music has the power to heal the soul and pull distant hearts together. Listening to music on a phone or on television is the way to relax for many people. However, only a real music fan would understand the bliss of listening to music in a live concert. Music festivals are organised in various parts of India where singers and musicians from across the globe, showcase their talent. For travellers and music lovers, this proves as a golden opportunity as they get to explore new places along with enjoying the diverse mix of music.
After two years of uncertainty and cancelled plans, the biggest music festivals in India are back. And they have something for everyone be it metalheads or indie and folk fans.Music Festivals In India That Every Music Enthusiast Must Attend!
Set in the magnificent Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati, Rajasthan, Magnetic Fields is a stunning three-day music festival set in between the grandeur of golden triangle formed by Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi. The festival is held in December. Over the years, Magnetic Fields has earned the reputation of a boutique festival experience in India. The fest aims at promoting the freshest sounds from the country and offers them a platform to break into the music industry by pitching them alongside music legends.The festival wil held from 9-11 december 2022,Magnetic fields festival of Contemporary,Music and Arts in Alsisar Mahal,Rjasthan India.
One of India's first rock music festivals, I Rock began nearly three decades ago and is ready to rock again For anyone whose wardrobe is full of or used to be full of black t-shirts with rock emblems this one is pure heaven. Founded by musician Farhad Wadia, the festival encapsulates stories and human emotions that have been part of hard rock music through skilful musicianship. Artists such as Pentagram and Parikrama have previously performed at the festival. The revival aims to bring fresh talent to the rock scene in India while retaining its traditional fervour. While the lineup is yet to be announced, be assured that it's going to be loud, big and everything rock.
Date: 5-6 November 2022,Venue: Bayview Lawns, Mumbai
Tickets: Sign up for early bird access here
Wondering what to do during the festive season? Well, it's time you block your dates for the most happening EDM festival in the country which burns the stage down! Topping of as some of the world's most famous music festivals, The Sunburn Music Festival promises compositions and chords like no other.
“Live, love and dance” at the Sunburn Festival in Goa. Started in 2007 as a three-day music festival in Goa, Sunburn is an electronic dance music festival which boasts an eclectic mix of music, dance and other experiences. Sunburn has travelled far and wide across the length and breadth of India and featured top artists such as Martin Garrix, Afrojack, The Chainsmokers and Avicci. The festival is the perfect excuse to plan the roadtrip you’ve wanted to go for and the ultimate end-of-the-year getaway. This year, the theme is ‘The future is now’ and the lineup reflects just that: Grammy award winning artist Afrojack and DJs Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will be headlining the event. This will be followed by Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies and music producer Otnika. Take in this high-octane experience by the beach in Vagator, Goa.
Date: 28-30 December 2022
Venue: Vagator Goa
Tickets: From Rs3,375. Details
It is presented by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, the Sacred Spirit Festival brings together talent from different parts of the world and showcases the spiritual significance of music that transcends communities, cultures, and creeds. The aim of the festival is to highlight soulful music that inspires and awakens the divine in us. During the festival, the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort reverberates with the musical strains filled with ecstasy, joy and euphoria.While the ensuing lineup is still to be revealed. artists such as Kavita Seth, Ustaad Shujat Khan, Kailash Kher and Rakesh Chaurasia have previously performed at the festival.
Venue: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Date: 10-11 February 2023
Tickets: From Rs3,825. Details
One of the oldest music festivals in the country, IIT Bombay organises this annual music fest that brings together India's most sought after music bands. Students from over 1650 colleges of India perform at this massively popular music festival. The festival is famous for bringing the famous Porcupine Tree to the country. The organisers promote the social cause of blood donation in the event to spread awareness about this humanitarian act. The four-day long event takes place at the end of December each year.
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