Music Festivals give life to this otherwise mundane world and entering the magical arenas for a couple of days is always a breath of fresh air. India is no stranger to some beautiful festivals and we’ve even had some massive international events coming down to the country for some Indian editions. From homegrown festivals like Magnetic Fields Festival to imports like DLDK, here are some that you need to plan for this year!
Everyone knows of the Major Lazer trio and their addictive brand of reggae/moombahton music. One of the key members Jillionare is coming down to India for a special show and we’re super excited for this one. The Trinidad & Tobago native perfectly fuses Caribbean sounds with various genres from around the world to great effect. He’s coming next year to India for Vh1 Supersonic along with Diplo and Walshy Fire, but he does a series of individual tours as well, with his own brand of music.
What: Jillionaire, India Show
When: 10 PM onwards | 18th November 2017
Where: Priveé, New Delhi
Event Page: http://bit.ly/2yDMvQF
The Future Sound Festival has established quite a solid reputation for being one of the most refined progressive and psy trance events in the country. The Music and Arts festival has hosted a few editions now and has had Bangalore raging to it’s insane lineups. Now they’re back on the 19th of November at Pebble, a gorgeous outdoor venue, and with an unparalleled lineup to boot.
When: 19th November
Where: Pebble, Bangalore
Youngr is a relatively new project of musician Dario Darnell and has been generating interest due to his one take live performance videos. He’s been releasing some downright brilliant music and the unique artist just announced that he’ll be coming for an India tour this November!
18th November – Echoes of Earth, Bangalore
19th November – The Southern Deck, Goa
24th November – Auro Kitchen & Bar, New Delhi
26th November – Razzberry Rhinoceres, Mumbai
Worldwide singing sensation Ed Sheeran is coming back to India this November for an already sold out show in Mumbai. He’s performing on the 19th of November at the JioGarden in BKC, and if you’re a fan then this is not to be missed. Hopefully you’ve already booked tickets because it’s doubtful that more will be released, and this is going to be an epic show.
Date: 19th November 2017
Venue: JioGarden, BKC, Mumbai
Much to everyone’s excitement, Kygo recently announced an India tour with Sunburn. He’s hitting up Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi this November and it’s going to be absolutely amazing. The tropical house star has performed in India before but we can never get enough of him.
24th November: Hyderabad
25th November: New Delhi
26th November: Mumbai
After a hiatus of over half a decade, music maestro A.R. Rahman will embark on a massive stadium tour spanning across four cities between November and December this year. A. R. Rahman ENCORE – The Concert, in association with MTV will be a fully seated event and will be held at the most iconic venues in each city to enthral a combined audience of over 100,000 people.
26th November: Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad
3rd December: TransStadia, Ahmedabad
17th December: CCI Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
23rd December: Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi
Inceptor of Sunburn, Shailendra Singh, piqued the curiosity of the nation when on January 1, 2017, he launched a mysterious countdown clock on the website of his latest entertainment endeavour, Guestlist4Good. Block your calendars for Dec 1 | 2 | 3, 2017, because you won’t want to miss The World’s Biggest Guestlist Festival. The three-day event will unite the world of entertainment and music, right here in India, for the benefit of Indian children. Hardwell is already confirmed on the lineup and more are yet to come!
Dates: 1st – 3rd December 2017
Venue: DY Patil Sports Stadium, Mumbai
Building on the global success of its pioneering music partnership with Boiler Room, Budweiser Experiences introduces BUDx – three days of workshops, talks, masterclasses and live DJ performances co-curated by Boiler Room– in New Delhi from December 6-8th.
The underlying focus of BUDx is to bring fans and artists closer together in a collaborative, creative experience around emerging electronic music culture. Through its structure and content, BUDx puts the spotlight squarely on the development of electronic music in India as a tool of social cohesion and empowerment. It is also an extension of the collaboration that brought Boiler Room to India at the end of 2016, and continues to champion the local scene and electronic music communities in India.
Dates: 6 – 8th December 2017
Venue: New Delhi
Bacardi Nh7 Weekender is quoted as the “happiest music festival” and we’re in total agreement, but it’s also a more than that. With 40+ artists usually performing at the each of the major venues, music is definitely the central theme, but there is a lot more going on for the attendees. From the ever-present Ferris wheel, to unique mocktail bars, there is a lot to experience. It happens in many venues across the country, and this year the main editions are hitting up Pune and Meghalaya, and Pune is still coming up!
Dates: 8th – 10th December 2017
2017 brings you the fifth edition of Magnetic Fields Festival and you need to experience the ethereal vibe of the palace. It’s three days of living in a flurry of music and magic that no other festival can compare to. Set in a 17th century mahal in Alsisar, Rajasthan, you’ll be transported back through the years because of the infrastructure and decoration.
Dates: 15th – 17th December 2017
Venue: Alsisar Palace, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Enchanted Valley Carnival is a two day festival full of brilliant performances, fun activities, and endless music. Major Indian and international artist performances, fun stalls and activities, there’s a lot happening each time. It usually happens in December in and we’re looking forward to this one!
Dates: 16th – 17th December 2017
Venue: NESCO Center, Mumbai
A brand new property descending onto to Goa this December, TimeOut72 is the brainchild of event professionals and music enthusiasts with over 30 years of collective event experience. They’re revealed a stellar lineup so far with artists like Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, and Wiz Khalifa headlining the event, and you can check out their website to stay updated!
Dates: 27th – 29th December 2017
Venue: Vagator Beach, Goa
Sunburn is probably the most popular and well known music festival in India and this year is their 11th edition. They’ve been hosting their flagship edition in Goa each year, although last year they branched out to Pune. It’s definitely not going to be in Goa this year, but the venue hasn’t been announced yet. Stay tuned for details!
Dates: 28th – 31st December 2017
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