One thing that is there in everybody’s bucket list is to attend one big International music festival like Tomorrowland. But what if I tell you that you can have an almost similar experience in India itself without even spending heaps of money? No, we are not joking!
Today India hosts a lot of music festivals which are as good as international music festivals. There are a lot of EDM music festivals, rock festivals and folk music festivals that are happening in our country these days with the greatest artists and DJs from all over the world performing for you to give you the once in a lifetime experience. And believe me, you must experience the thrill of these Indian music festivals as there is nothing like it.
1. JODHPUR RIFF
Imagine yourself under a bright full moon, gazing the mighty Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur and its beauty and watching some of the most melodious singers and musicians performing live for you, ah! I myself feel like packing bags and rushing to Jodhpur. Known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty, magnificent forts and history that surrounds them, Jodhpur is hosting one of the most amazing international folk festival called “Jodhpur Riff” which will feature some of the most amazing and talented folk artists from around the world. WithMehrangarh Fort in the backdrop that has been awarded as the Asia’s best Fortress by TIMES magazine, Jodhpur riff certainly offers a heavenly experience to all the folk music lovers. Need another reason to attend Jodhpur Riff? Well! “The Rolling Stones” frontman Sir Mick Jagger is the international patron of Jodhpur Riff so you might even get lucky to get a glimpse of the legend.
When: 23-27 Oct 2015
Where: Jodhpur city- Mehrangarh Fort
Click here to get more info: http://www.jodhpurriff.org/about-riff.php
2. NH7 WEEKENDER
The multi city music festival NH7 WEEKENDER is one of the most happening music festivals in the country and is also known as the happiest music festival. NH7 brings to you some of the greatest legends from all over the world and also brings up independent artists with some amazing talent to perform in your city with their best tracks leaving you with an unforgettable musical experience.
When and Where:
31-01 Nov 2015- Kolkata
28-29 Nov 2015- Delhi
04-06 Dec 2015- Pune
05-06 Dec 2015- Bengaluru
Click here to get more info: http://nh7.in/weekender/
3. The Hornbill Festival
The Hornbill Festival is one of the most enthralling cultural music festival that takes place in the beautiful hills of Nagaland which is often known as the “Switzerland of East”. At the Hornbill Festival you can witness the biggest rock competitions, the rich culture, music, folk dance and the delicacies of the Naga tribes. Hornbill festival is known as “festival of festivals” and it will definitely give you a very different musical experience that you will cherish forever.
When: 01 Dec 2015- 10 Dec 2015
For more info click here: http://www.hornbillfestival.com/
4. Magnetic Fields
A royal ambience, 3 stages, 30 bands and some amazing DJ parties under the star lit sky and a good company, Well! what else do you need! Magnetic Fields is the newest musical festival that is known for its unique and magical experience. With the first ever RBMA stage in India, the Magnetic Fields promises a visual delight to all.
When: 18 Dec 2015-20 Dec 2015
Where: Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan
For more info click here: http://magneticfields.in/
5. STORM FESTIVAL
Are you planning to welcome New Year in the most unforgettable way? Book your tickets to Storm festival which is India’s most authentic camp out music festival that will give you the best musical experience ever. Taking place at the lush green lands of Coorg, Storm festival will give all the travellers and campers a chance to enjoy both the beauty of nature and the different sounds of music. Storm music festival invites artists from different genres to celebrate music. At storm music festival you can also enjoy workshops on yoga and music, camp outs and bonfires thus giving you the most melodious experience in the lap of mother nature.
When: 31 Dec 2015- 01 Jan 2015
For more info click here: http://www.stormfestivalindia.com/index.html
6. ENCHANTED VALLEY CARNIVAL
Enchanted valley carnival is a 3 day festival and is known as the “Adventure in Music”. With multiple stages and over 60 artists, the Enchanted Valley Carnival offers the best experience to all the music lovers. Besides music, enchanted valley carnival offers various adventure activities/ water sports, flea market, gaming zones and delectable cuisines. At enchanted valley carnival you will witness some of the most electrifying performances by artists from all over the world from different genres of music such as electronic, trance, techno, fusion, house, indie.
When: 18 Dec 2015- 20 Dec 2015
For more info click here: http://www.evc.co.in/
7. SUNBURN GOA
We are already crazy about this one, aren’t we? Celebrated as the best music and dance festival in India, Sunburn is Asia’s biggest music festival. With the biggest EDM artists associated with Sunburn Goa such as AxwellIngrosso, Afrojack, MartixGarrix, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas amongst few, Sunburn is the most awaited music festival in India. Set in Goa, festival goers can not only enjoy the best of EDM music by the celebrity DJs in the most alluring and pristine beaches of Goa but also go for various adrenaline powered activities giving you the best holiday experience.
When: 27 Dec 2015- 30 Dec 2015
Where: Vagator, Goa
For more info click here: http://sunburn.in/