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Top 5 Music Festivals to attend in India

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The recent boom in Indian Music festival scene is worth a mention. The perfect blend of idyllic locations, exotic locals and adventurous promoters has brought India on the world map as a growing and a promising venue for a slew of world class music festivals. The lineup includes the best of national and international artists and the production levels are dedicated to give audiences a breath taking experience which gets better from year to year. Here we explore the 5 best music festivals organized in India, which has played a pivotal role in inclusion of the country on the list of must travel destination for international music

 

1) Sunburn Festival, Goa. December 2016

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India’ biggest and most original festival is showing no signs of stopping. With more than 350,000 party goers over a span of 4 days of non- stop party in 2015, it will only get better this year. Massive sets, electric lighting and ravey music from one of the best music producers in the world, Sunburn Goa continues to mark its impression as one of the must attend festival for any reveler and concert goers alike. The sheer size of this festival and a strong (read ravey) lineup helps in creating a magnitude of dance and musical delights.

 

2) Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur. October, 2016

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India’s very first Cultural and literary festival, the three daylong event is going strong with its primary motto of promoting classic and modern interpretation of Indian folk music. The festival is endorsed by UN and recognizes the event as a people’s platform for creativity and sustainable development. The event coincides with the brightest full moon night of the year, and the music genre ranges from rap to folk and everything in between.

 

3) Ziro Festival, Ziro. September 2016

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Aptly called the “Woodstock of India” and the greatest outdoor music festival in India. Into its 4th year, the event is considered as a flagship event in the north east part of the country and provides three days of folk and other bevy of sounds to over enthusiastic crowds. The event is open for campers and day ticket holders as well. Get your backpacks out.

 

4) Vh1, Supersonic Festival, Goa. December 2016

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It’s often called as India’s ultimate dance music experience. Vh1 supersonic promotes a free feel of making new bonds and an experience which shall last for a lifetime. The event runs for 5 days on Condolim Beach in Goa. Already a success for half a decade now, its continuous incredible lineup of Dj’s and producers is keeping the party goers coming back for some more every year. The famous names that have caused major parties include Axwell, Disclosure and Zedd and numerous Indian producers. More than 200,000 party goers submerse themselves in the trance and its always one party you will want to come again.

 

5)  NH7 Weekender, Various cities. Oct – Dec 2016

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Favorite booze brand Bacardi partners with Indian music platform NH7 to provide two to three days of event that promotes local, national and international musical experience. Featuring close to 100 bands across cities like Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Shillong, the events are often marked by various genres like dance, Rock and Folk.  With growing numbers of people attending the events, this one is continuing its label of being India’s most popular and sought after music festival.

 

Words by Mr. Akshat Singh,
The Brand and Content Director at MR BUTTON