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Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your Soul

Indian music festivals have come of age and how. They certainly are at par with global concerts. Here is our list of 10 such music festivals in India that you must attend.

Ziro Festival of Music

Held at picturesque Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, this festival is a four-day celebration of the independent music scene in India.

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You can enjoy 40 acts by talented musicians on two stages.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Ziro Festival – Shiv Ahuja

In a short span of time, the Ziro Festival has become one of the most prominent fixtures on the Indian music calendar.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Ziro Festival – Shiv Ahuja

Listening to talented artistes like Sofia Ashraf, The Kathmandu Killers, Reggae Rajahs, Alaska Snack Time and Khasi Bloodz in a truly majestic setting is a unique experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

When: 28th September to 1st October

Where: Biiri Village Ground, Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Website: www.zirofestival.com

Magnetic Fields Festival

This is a magical musical carnival.

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You get to enjoy amazing international underground music in a typical Rajasthani setting with a traditional mahal as a venue.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Magnetic Fields

Book a tent or a luxury suite and gear up to enjoy some heady performances by artistes like The Ska Vengers, Delhi Sultanate, Begum X, Ben UFO and Machinendrum this year.

When: 15th to 17th December

Where: Alsisar Mahal, Alsisar, Rajasthan

Website: magneticfields.in

NH7 Weekender

Organisers call NH7 Weekender the ‘Happiest Music Festival’ in India and rightly so.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: NH7 Weekender – Clique Photography

Having attended various editions of this annual gig carnival, one can safely say this is one weekend of crazy live performances and swooning music fans.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: NH7 Weekender- Clique Photography

This year’s main editions are being held in Meghalaya and Pune and seven one day ‘Express’ editions in various cities.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: NH7 Weekender – Clique Photography

Watch established names in music and upcoming talents share the stage and belt out some heady beats.

When & Where: Meghalaya (27th to 28th October); Pune (8th to 10th December)

Website: https://insider.in/nh7-weekender

Hornbill Festival

Kisama village, situated 12 kilometers away from the capital city of Nagaland is the setting for one of longest music festivals in India and abroad.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Hornbill Festival

This 10-day carnival is a tribute to the vibrant culture of Nagaland.

While the real lure of this fest remain the amazing music performances by aspiring musicians and established names, the charm of experiencing the diversity of the state and enjoying their food is something very few festivals can provide.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Hornbill Festival

A rock competition featuring amazing new talent and performances being judged by big names in music is a real unique treat.

When: 1st to 10th December

Where: Kohima, Nagaland

Website: http://hornbillfestival.com/

Enchanted Valley Carnival

This multi genre gig will have you swooning to Arijit Singh and Farhan Akhtar, dancing to Badshah, swirling to Papon or simply grooving to house, techno, trance, drum and bass beats churned out by leading DJs.

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Held in the charming Aamby Valley in Lonavala, this is one amazing carnival where all you do is camp and groove.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – EVC

Enjoy a casual sport with fellow campers, take part in a drum circle, wile away your time at art and painting workshops or enjoy impromptu jam sessions.

When: 16th to 17th December 2017

Where: Aamby Valley City, Lonavala

Website: https://evc.co.in/

Storm Festival

The Storm festival is truly a one-of-a-kind, camping music festival. Artists from India and across the globe regale you with their peppy live performances.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Storm Festival

The real charm of Storm are late night jams with artistes, barbeques and campsite bonfires. The dates for the next edition are yet to be announced but we already have our bags packed for this one.

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When: TBA

Where: Napoklu, Coorg

Website: http://stormfestivalindia.com/

Sunburn

Sunburn is a cult music celebration.

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Thousands of music revelers swooning to edgy beats on a beach in Goa around New Year made it the party of the year.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Sunburn Festival

It was recently shifted to Pune but didn’t lose any of its charm. 

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Sunburn Festival

The rumours are (and we are hoping they are true) that the fest is headed back to Goa.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Sunburn Festival

The festival has grown bigger and better each year and now hosts 100 talented artistes across multiple stages.

When: 29th December to 31st December 2017

Where: Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune

Website: http://perceptindia.in/sunburn.html

Vh1 Supersonic

Nikhil Chinapa has curated one of the most sought after and anticipated music events in our country.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – VH1 Supersonic

In its fifth year, Supersonic is known to host some of the best music names from India and abroad and has seen headlining acts by the likes of The Chainsmokers, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Pretty Lights and many more. 

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – VH1 Supersonic

This is one of the most popular music festivals in India and you should definitely book tickets in advance as hordes of music buffs will be headed to Pune for their annual pilgrimage.

When: 9th to 11th February 2018

Where: Laxmi Lawns, Pune

Website: http://www.gosupersonic.in/index.php

Sula Festival

For two days, the vineyards of Nasik reverberate with groovy electronic music. 

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Sula Festival

The Sula Fest is a lifestyle event that attracts hardcore music maniacs and leisure travelers alike. 

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Sula Festival

It is one heady dose of fashion, leisure, music and of course, wine. Head there to just unwind and relax while sipping wine and listening to heady beats.

When: 3rd to 5th February 2018

Where: Sula Vineyards, Nasik, Maharashtra

Website: http://www.sulafest.net

Mahindra Blues

A niche festival that is the best treat a Blues fan can expect in India.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Mahindra Blues

Mahindra Blues has emerged as one of the best music festivals in country despite catering to a particular genre.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Mahindra Blues

The quality of music and the lineup of performers each year are at par, if not better than, any Blues festival across the globe.

Top 10 Indian Music Festivals That Can Soothe The Craving In Your SoulSource: Facebook – Mahindra Blues

Mehboob Studios provide the perfect setting for this fest.

When: 10th to 11th February 2018

Where: Mehboob Studios, Mumbai

Website: http://www.mahindrablues.com


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