Best Music Festivals in India
Written by crucible on September 19, 2017
Here’s a list of India’s best music festivals (in no particular order) that no music lover would risk missing!
Since the inception of new indigenous music festivals in India, music lovers have gone gaga to be a part of them! The most epic way to explore a tourist destination today is through its events and what better than to have music accompany that? Both for travelers and music lovers, the diverse mix of music festivals in venues be it beach, hills or inside a fort- they all are worth travelling for! Everyone should experience the sheer joy and exuberance of a festival at least once in their lives: making new friends, experiencing new places and listening to some amazing music. When words fail, music speaks. So if music runs in your veins, these are the festivals that no music lover should risk missing out on!
Magnetic Fields Festival
Music all night long till dawn breaks, kite flying while the sun sets and a disco set up in the desert; intriguing enough? This splendid three day festival takes you to the exotic paradise of Rajasthan. The fabulous location of Alisar Mahar, Rajasthan surrounded by the natural splendor of Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi adds up to the charm. Get ready to be mesmerized not just by the soul tapping sounds from all corners of the country but not to mention, the royal ambience that you can are going to fall in love with direly!
Ticket price and accommodation: Starts from INR 8500
Have you ever pictured yourself amidst lush pastures grooving to some electric trance with cool breeze brushing against your shoulders? Well, time to make your dreams come true! Head to Chalal to experience “THE EXPERIENCE’ of a lifetime! Oh Magic View Café , Chalal, situated in the heart of Himachal, with snow peaked capes and sunlight crawling through the pine trees is the venue for this psy-trance festival. Held every September, the three day event is host to a varied line-up of artists and it’s easy to get swayed away in the beauty and serenity of the forests and meadows, jamming till dawn with good vibes all around.
Ticket Price: INR 2500 onward
NH7 Weekender is not only a megamix of diverse genres of both national and international music but it is also an extravaganza held in some of the most exciting cities of India- Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata . One reason why one should never risk missing this festival is that of its divergent artistic lineup like Megadeth, Steven Wilson, A.R Rahman, Mutemath, Karnivool, etc.So if you are planning on heading to Weekender celebration, it’s best to check out at least two of them to fulfill your heart’s content of travel juxtaposed with good music!
Ticket price: INR 1500 onward
Hill Top is Vagator Goa’s iconic party destination for all the rave lovers out there. With events taking place every week, Hill Top Goa Festival stands as one the best rave centres in India. With a psychedelic mash up and mixes of world class trance artists like Highlight Tribe, Astrix, Shivatree, Rajaram, etc, Hilltop festival is undoubtedly covers the bucket list for most music lovers out there!
Ticket price: INR 2500 onward
Sunburn Festival- an amalgamation of food, entertainment music and shopping, has been drawing music lovers like a moth to its flame. Set in Pune with a myriad of exciting adventures, this festival pulls in the biggest electronic artists from the music industry every year during December. A perfect closure to a perfect year, you wouldn’t want to miss this festival at any cost!
Ticket: INR 1500 onward
Held every September in the mesmerizing World Heritage Site of Arunachal Pradesh, surrounded by misty mountains, the Ziro Festival of Music is considered one of the most happening outdoor festival in the country. With a wide range of contemporary music from all around the globe, this festival will surely take your breath away. So, book your tickets, pack your bags, and get set go!
Ticket price: INR 1000 onward
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