7 Summer Music Festivals In India You’ll Want To Travel For


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)

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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

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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.

Dates: TBA

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

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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

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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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