September 30, 2023
Explore the 13 Best Music Festivals in India that you must attend for an unforgettable musical journey across the diverse sounds of this vibrant nation. Discover a rich tapestry of melodies and rhythms at these iconic Indian music festivals.
1. Hornbill, Nagaland
One of the biggest music festivals in the country, the Hornbill Music Festival is a seven-day cultural fest that takes place amid the scenic vistas of Kohima in December every year.
2. Magnetic Fields, Rajasthan
Set in the magnificent Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati, Rajasthan, Magnetic Fields is a stunning three-day music festival set in between the grandeur of golden triangle formed by Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi.
3. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Held at an altitude of 5,500 feet in Ziro valley, the Ziro Festival takes place in September drawing thousands of tourists who love the setting of beautiful mountains and pine trees.
4. Ragasthan, Jaisalmer
Set in the dunes of Jaisalmer, it is a three-day musical gala that renders an exhilarating experience of camping in the mighty Thar Desert under the sky lit by stars and digging in authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
5. Mahindra Blues, Mumbai
Asia's biggest Blues music festival, Mahindra Blues takes place in Mumbai every February.
6. Storm, Bangalore
Celebrating various music genres like folk, indie and electronic; this music festival is organised in the outskirts of Bangalore for three dazzling nights.
7. NH7 Weekender Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi
The magnificent music festival is touted to be the best-organised indie music festival in India, thanks to superior production quality and an impressive assortment of artists.
8. Jodhpur Riff
Displaying the traditional folk music and arts of Rajasthan, this international folk music festival takes place at glorious Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur every October and is organised during the time of Sharad Purnima, the brightest full moon night of the year.
9. Escape, Naukuchiatal
Around 80 musicians decided to get away from New Delhi for a few days and chose a resort in the Himalayas to spend their days.
10. Fireflies, Bangalore
It is an organic music festival that is set up under a banyan tree in an open-air amphitheatre nearby a lake in the outskirts of Bangalore.
11. Sula Fest, Nasik
Taking place in the Sula Vineyards of Nasik, this fest is a mix of electronic music, dubstep, and reggae.
12. Rang, New Delhi
The festival celebrates the spirit of music with the colours of Holi in the capital city of Delhi. Vibrant colours, water splashes, exotic cocktails and exclusive Holi special delicacies are part of this festive event.
13. Kasauli Rhythm, Kasauli
Organised in the beautiful town of Kasauli, the fest is a musical concoction of Funk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk Rock, Electro-Rock-Folk and Fusion.