When you stop fantasizing about the grass that is on the other side of the fence, you realize the one on your side is green enough. Sorry, I don’t mean to lecture you, but with everyone going gaga over music festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, they’re missing out on groovy fests that happen right here in our country, India. Here are 5 music festivals that you must attend in India:
Bacardi NH7 Weekender
NH7 weekender is a music festival that happens annually, in various cities around India. Conceptualized and organized by Only Much Louder, the event is one of the largest music festivals in India with over a 100,000 people in attendance in the year 2016.
They have hosted a great mixture of local bands as well as popular musicians like A.R Rahman, Megadeth, Anoushka Sharma and more.
Vh1 Supersonic boasts a one of a kind dance music experience with a year-long calendar of about five events that consists of:
Vh1 Supersonic 101: The ‘Supercrew‘ visit colleges and universities around India celebrating art and music.
Vh1 Supersonic Club Nights: A celebration of music across clubs in major cities of India
Vh1 Supersonic Takeover: Every few months they travel across cities and host music concerts with a top artist performing, and a hypnotic show of lasers.
Vh1 Supersonic Arcade: Imagine the previous show only bigger, louder and grander!
Vh1 Supersonic Festival: And finally, the coup de grace, the festival itself. A day to go Supersonic!
The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, or the RIFF, is a yearly music and art festival that is organized to promote traditional folk music and art. Held at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, it coincides with the full moon day, also called the Sharad Purnima.
The festival is organized to provide an open stage to folk artists across India, and the Globe. It is being held in October this year, 2017, and trust me when I say you don’t want to miss it.
India’s most authentic ‘camp-out festival’, the Storm festival is held every year in Coorg. Held out in the open with the lavish green Coorg landscape as a backdrop, this is one festival you must attend if you’re a lover of music and the outdoors.
Festival-goers actually live in tents, on the Storm Festival’s campsite. With a wide range of DJ’s and musicians from India and across the globe who come to perform, the show does not end with the drop of the curtain. All night campfires and jam sessions keep the party alive till the wee hours of the morning. This is one celebration of life you must experience!
The mother of all Music festivals in India, Sunburn is an Electronic Dance Music Festival held every year. Known as one of Asia’s largest music festivals, until 2015, it was held exclusively in Goa and in 2016 it moved to Pune.
The festival has multiple, acclaimed DJ’s performing at various venues across the festival site which is sprawled with food stalls and art counters. Sunburn also host activities like rock climbing, Fire Jugglers, Flea markets, etcetera, so you could be passionate about anything and find entertainment at Sunburn.
These were our top picks for Music Festivals you must attend in India. Now pack your bags and get going!!