Check out these awesome Indian Music Festivals
Rock, EDM, metal, multi-genre - it's all here. Insider brings you the top music festivals in the country.
The music scene in India has exploded over the last few years, as have festivals catering to various audiences. From venues in the heart of cities; to some in truly offbeat locations. From indie gigs for everyone to exclusive gigs bringing you a dash of luxury. One thing's for certain, it's definitely an exciting time for live music fans in the country. And if you're visiting India, this is a great chance to check out some fabulous local talent, along with top international acts.
SulaFest 2019 (Nashik)
Who doesn't love music and wine together? The SulaFest is coming! For its 12th edition, the festival is back with a weekend full of some delicious wine, exciting music and all of this at the gorgeous Sula Vineyards’ open-air amphitheatre.
Genres:Rock, ska, EDM, house, blues, country-swing, soul and more.
Current Headliners: Jungle, Spencer Maybe, Mother's Cake, Shankar Mahadevan, Divine, Lucille Crew and more.
Past Headliners: Nucleya, Infected mushroom, Bloc Party, The Tripp, The Ska Vengers among others.
When: February 2 - 3 | 12 PM
Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik
Tickets: Starting at ₹2199, buy here.
Gaana Crossblade Music Festival (Jaipur)
Celebrate the origin and growth of Punjabi music with a multitude of artists performing live. Groove to their tunes as they present their best.
Current Headliners: Jasmine Sandlas, Jassie Gill, Jazzy B, Millind Gaba and more.
When: January 19 - 20 | 3PM
Tickets: INR 699 - 899, buy here.
Locals DISTRICT 2019 (Kalwar, Rajasthan)
The 2nd edition of the festival will witness 72 hours of more than 40 artists on 4 different stages bringing together varied talent to one beautiful, fairytale like 18th-century castle! Prepare yourself to be blown away by yet another fantastic lineup - stay tuned!
Bacardi NH7 Weekender:
The big daddy of music festivals in India! The happiest festival in India boasting of a multitude of artists and activities for a memorable weekend. Celebrated over a span of three days (Pune) and two days (Meghalaya), it also features multiple one-day Express editions in cities across India. One of the most storied and famous festivals, it usually brings with it some of the biggest names from rock, metal, dance, folk, regional music from around the world and has definitely been a trailblazing festival in many ways. Now also known for its emphasis on women's safety, recycling waste and security, along with that unmistakable vibe, it's no surprise that Weekender is one festival which sees massive interest even before the lineup is announced.
Stay tuned for the 2019 edition, which will be the festival's 10th year!
Genres: Rock, metal, indie, EDM, hip-hop, singer-songwriter, folk, Bollywood, classical and more (it's truly multi-genre!)
Headliners: Varies across cities
Past headliners: Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, José González, Mark Ronson, Mogwai, Flying Lotus, The Wailers, AR Rahman, Megadeth, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Chase & Status, Asian Dub Foundation, Basement Jaxx, Fear Factory, MUTEMATH, Karnivool, Zero, Swarathma, Pentagram, Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Amit Trivedi, Anoushka Shankar, Meshuggah, TesseracT, God is an Astronaut, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Textures and so many more!
When: October - December
Where: Pune & Meghalaya
Tickets: Starting ₹2000, buy here (no tickets available at the moment)
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