The worst of the summers are behind us. A slight, pregnant chill in the air pervades in the late evenings, and the collective excitement is palpable. Music lovers know what time it is. The Music Festival season in India is gearing to kick off, and we simply can’t wait. Look no further. Read on and go block your dates!
WHY: Weekender being the OG of Indian music festivals, how could you give it a miss? Good music, great people, and the best vibes!
WHERE: Meghalaya & Pune
WHEN: 27th and 28th October (Meghalaya) ; 8th-10th December (Pune)
WHO: Steve Vai, Textures, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Swet Shop Boys, Prateek Kuhad, Dualist Inquiry, aswekeepsearching, Goddess Gagged, MOSKO, and the list goes on and on
HOW: Tickets available here – https://insider.in/nh7-weekender/#/
WHY: A 17th century palace, camping in the secluded deserts, the beauty of Rajasthan, all paired with brilliant music. Need we say more?
WHERE: Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan
WHEN: 15th – 17th December, 2017
WHO: Line up to be announced, but if this festival’s previous line up is anything to go by, get ready to dance.
HOW: Tickets available here – https://tickets.magneticfields.in/
WHY: Soothing music, in the midst of the gorgeous and awe-inspiring rolling hills of Arunachal Pradesh. THAT’s why you should go!
WHERE: Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
WHEN: 28th September – 1st October, 2017
HOW: Tickets available at http://zirofestival.com/tickets
WHY: The buzz on Vh1 Supersonic has always been exciting. Since festival organizer Nikhil Chinnapa managed to bring down the venerable Eric Prydz down to India, we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us this year! CAN NOT MISS.
WHERE: Laxmi Lawns, Pune
WHEN: 9th to 11th February, 2018
WHO: To be announced
HOW: Tickets will be available soon! Check back for more details.
WHY: New festival on the scene, and one that looks like a sure-hit! They promise to be an all-out performance arts festival, one with the nature of rural Rajasthan. The circus is coming to town, and India is ready.
WHERE: Khempur, Rajasthan
WHEN: 9th to 12th November, 2017
WHO: Ankytrixx, Calm Chor, Hamza, SHFT, Gaudi, Komorebi, and more!
HOW: Tickets are available here – http://www.wonderflipcircus.com/tickets/select
WHY: Their first edition at Rann of Kutch looks like a gorgeous dream, and this can only be even better! Grab a tent and head to the desert, this will be fun.
WHERE: Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar
WHEN: November 3rd – 5th, 2017
HOW: Since this festival is FREE, all you have to do is register on their website! Drop them a line at email@example.com