Do you love to travel and love music? If the answer is yes then here are a few indigenous music festivals from across India that happens every summer and has been drawing music lovers from across the world. These are the 7 summer Music Festivals in India that attracts travellers and music lovers alike with an eclectic mix of the most awesome music.
Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival, Kasauli
Are you a rock music lover? Well, even if you are not, you would definitely love Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival where the entire Kasauli and music enthusiasts from all over India gather to celebrate music. Budding performers get an opportunity to showcase their love for music and leave the audience bowled over.
Dates: March 25 – 27, 2016 (Easter weekend)
Shiva Squad Festival, Kasol
Shiva Squad Festival of Kasol near Manali brings together the cultural heritage as well as the modern lifestyle with the help of melodious music. Artists from far and wide share the same stage in this event and give the audience a remarkable experience to cherish forever.
Dates: 7-8 May 2016
Parvati Peaking, Parvati Valley, Kullu
The grandest festival for trance music in India is Parvati Peaking Festival that takes place in the Parvati Valley. As the musical notes resound in the lush green surroundings of the majestic mountains and valleys, music lovers are sure to have an unforgettable time. In the present year, the lineup includes Skrillex and MIJA with whom you would be compelled to get groovy.
2016 Dates : 27- 30 May 2016
Escape Music and Art Festival, Naukuchiatal
Escape Music and Art Festival held at Naukuchiatal is a unique amalgamation of music and art. It is an event of jazz, rock and electronic music. Lots of bands, painters, tattoo artists, potters and graffiti find a wonderful platform to prove themselves through this festival.
2016 Dates : TBA
The Big Gig, Mussoorie
The Big Gig Festival of Mussoorie revives Blues genre of music and presents amazing performances amidst the backdrop of Dehradun and Shivalik Hills. It is organized during summers and there cannot be a better time to have a sojourn in the hills of Uttarakhand.
Ziro Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro Music Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is worth attending for music enthusiasts who have a special interest in rock music. Brilliant performances from artists all over the world would set fire to the stage during the five days of the festival. Book your tickets right away from here.
Dates: 24th – 28th September 2016
Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur
The backdrop of Mehrangarh Fort makes for the perfect venue of Rajasthan International Folk Festival. Fort festivities continue throughout the Mehrangarh Museum during the event. Have a glimpse of the beautiful Rajasthani culture as the veteran artists perform on Bhawai, Kalbeliya, Gair, Dhol Thali Nritya and many other splendid dance forms. Bookings would start from late August for the same.
Dates: 13th – 17th October 2016
I am sure you would have got tempted to be a part of these amazing musical events. What are you waiting for? Mark the dates in your calendar and plan a reinvigorating vacation amidst incredible hills.
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