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!

Nh7 Weekender

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/#/

Magnetic Fields

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/

Ziro Festival 

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

WHO: Damo Suzuki, Dhruv Visvanath, Sofia Ashraf, Reggae Rajahs, and more to be announced!

HOW: Tickets available at  http://zirofestival.com/tickets

VH1 Supersonic 

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.

Wonderflip Circus 

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

Into The Void 

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 itvmusicfestival@gmail.com

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