You all will agree with me if I say that nothing can beat the feel of watching & experiencing your favorite band or singer Live. The thrill and energy Music Festivals bring along with them is truly unmatchable. So all you music lovers, party revelers, travel junkies mark your calendars for these grooving Music Festivals in India to catch your favorite artists perform in the most beautiful settings.. They will definitely give you chill and some unforgettable memories.
Sunburn is a commercial EDM (electronic dance music) Festival now held in the hills of Pune after years on Goa’s Vagator Beach. It is Asia’s largest music festival and was ranked as one of the Top 10 Festivals in the world by CNN in 2009. The festival is an amalgamation of Music, Entertainment, Food and Shopping. Spread over 4 days, the festival has multiple stages that bring together renowned Indian and International artists to entertain hundreds of thousands of dance music lovers through its various formats that reach out to fans across India & Asia. The festival is also renowned for its fantastically eye-catching production, with the staging, lighting, visuals and pyrotechnics all adding to the overall experience of India’s biggest and best dance music extravaganza. Sunburn has brought down no less than 9 of the world’s top 10 DJs over the past few years to India, including the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Avicii, Hardwell, Deadmau5, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Afrojack, Axwell, Above & Beyond, Paul Van Dyk, Skazi, Pete Tong, Dash Berlin and Nicky Romero.
Bacardi NH7 Weekender has earned the tag of “India’s happiest festival” over the last four years courtesy a precise attention to detail in everything from the artist lineup, to the design of the stages, the art installations at the festival, the selection of food. The event is one of the largest music festivals in India, with an annual attendance across the editions of over 100,000. One of the most anticipated music festivals in India, Bacardi NH7 Weekender is all about the music, the vibe and a true music festival experience. The festival, held between October and December, travels to multiple cities, with the flagship event in Pune.
Sula Fest – Nasik
SulaFest, held in Sula Vineyards, near the city of Nashik in India, is the country’s premier gourmet world music festival. Presented by Sula, India’s leading winery, the event dishes out a heady mix of great music, wine, drinks, food, fashion and shopping amidst the scenic environs of Sula Vineyard. Started in 2007, SulaFest attracts leading Indian and international artistes from across genres including rock, folk, blues, electronic and reggae music.
Nikhil Chinapa and Viacom gave birth to Goa’s newest EDM Festival: Vh1 Supersonic, a three-day EDM festival celebrating the best of Indian and International dance music. It’s a reveller’s paradise with hours of non-stop music and dance. Since it’s inception, it was always held in Goa, but in 2017 the festival was held in Pune! The festival aims at maintaining the soul of the brand through the right kind of music in the festival and the right kind of line-up, and the right kind of creative minds. The music festival has brought to India some of the greats from the international world of EDM such as Skrillex, Axwell, Zedd, W&W, Steve Aoki Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin and many more.
Magnetic Fields Festival, Rajasthan
Step into 3 days of music, art, food and magical connections set within the historical & decadent 17th century palace Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan. It is a festival that absorbs and unites participants, crew, artists and guests. It is an event demonstrating India’s vibrant and forward thinking creative community, Stages that showcases the country’s best and most forward thinking music alongside some of the worlds finest underground stars – attracting an audience of adventurous, young and open minded urbanites. Magnetic Fields is more than just a music festival, it’s a visual dream, a unique marriage of contemporary culture with Rajasthani heritage and hospitality. From pure electronica to grungy pop-rock, the multi-genre festival has been hosting some of the biggest international and Indian artists in the past, acts like Robot Koch, Dream Koala, My Panda Shall Fly, BLOT!, Sulk Station, Nicholson, and The F16’s and more.
The Ziro Festival is an outdoor music festival held in Arunachal Pradesh’s picturesque Ziro valley that showcases the independent music scene in India. The festival was founded in 2012 by Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty, and has featured artists like Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Louw Majaw, Sha’air n Func, Indus Creed, Peter Cat Recording Co, Menwhopause, Guru Rewben Mashangva, and Barmer Boys among others. The festival was started to provide a platform for several northeast Indian performers to showcase their talent. The festival is spread over four days and is hosted by members of the Apatani people in Ziro. Ziro Festival is for all those who love music as much as they love to travel and immerse themselves in culture.
Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival
Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival (BEVC) is a unique 3 day festival which was introduced to the Indian audiences in 2013. Touted as Asia’s biggest camping music festival, it is the first-ever music festival in Asia to have a full-fledged campsite, famously known as Enchanted Village, and professional adventure sport other than non stop electrifying music. Hosted in Aamby Valley City, it is an extravagant camping and music experience. Bringing together some of the most electrifying international and Indian performers, the festival offers a variety of music genres, ranging from electronic music to live genres across trance, house, techno, fusion and Indie, along with other experimental music.
Hornbill International Music Festival, Kohima
Hornbill festival is the premier festival of Nagaland held between Dec 1 to 10 each year. The Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland. Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions. The Festival is named after the hornbill, the globally respected bird and which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes. Festival highlights include Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural Medley – songs and dances, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical concert. The Music Festival pulls crowds from all over, and has musicians from India and abroad taking part in the competition. Judged by renowned musicians and actors, the competition features some of the best talent around.