It’s Time to get in ‘Tune!’
Music acts as a stress- buster and its peace-giving effect is exactly what you need to cope up with the race of life. In the present world of exposure, we see a variety of music festivals that are attracting music lovers with their magic so much that everybody wants to book a spot in the audience. The best way to explore a place is through its events and festivals; and there is nothing more wonderful than music to enhance that. And why not, because the grooving awesome-ness of music festivals on a beach, on a camp, on a hill or in a fort is worth every effort you take to travel.
Jaipur Literature Festival
You are only partially correct if you think that Jaipur Literature Festival is an extravaganza for literature junkies. The literary mega-event also hosts some amazing musical performances that let you groove like never before. Make your way to Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur towards the evening and be a part of an excited audience enthralled by a ride of musical shows. This year, performance like Kutle Khan Project, Midival Punditz, Mrigya, Karsh Kale among others are all set to rock the stage.
Schedule: 21st January 2016 till 24th January 2016
Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
For more details and bookings, visit www.jaipurliteraturefestival.com.
Chennai Music Festival
Hailed to be the world’s largest cultural event, the Chennai Music festival is a six weeks long celebration of Carnatic Arts. Previously known as the Madras Music festival, it hosts around 1800 concerts and 400 dance performances, attracting some exceptional talents from across the nation. Apart from Carnatic ragas, sabhas and Kutcheris, the event also has numerous dance performances including Kuchipudi of Ragas and Mudras. So, be a part of this cultural frenzy for a taste of an unrivalled traditional music.
Schedule: Mid-December to Mid- January
Storm Music Festival
As suggested by its name, this musical festival of Coorg in Karnataka, takes you with a storm of amazing music performances. From Bollywood musical wonders to rock, from folk to Sufi, this fiesta celebrates the musical magic of almost every genre. Also, for all those budding musical maestros, the festival also organizes a number of workshops. And if you need a break from musical frenzy, you can sign up for yoga sessions and camping in the scenic vistas of Coorg. However, with the line-up of wonderful performances by exceptional talents from across the nation, you might not need that break.
Schedule: It is scheduled usually in January, but the dates for 2016 have not been decided yet.
Venue: Madikeri, Coorg
For details and updates, you can visit http://www.stormfestivalindia.com/
A latest addition in this category, Magnetic Fields is a sheer delight including three classic days of incredible music, art, food and lots of excitement. Aptly named, this musical carnival attracts massive crowds in addition to hordes of some exceptional acts. This fascinating music fiesta takes you to the colourful lands of Rajasthan and the regal magnificence of its location, Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati, multiplies its awesome-ness. Bringing together the fresh voices in the country, the festival projects a unique royal ambience that mesmerises everyone.
Schedule: Every Year in December
Venue: Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati in Rajasthan
Held in the lush green environment of Sula Vineyards in Nasik, this annual event comprises of two epic days of electronic music, Dubstep, Reggae with finest glasses of wine, food and leisure. The celebration started off with the 10th harvest of the company and since then it has been offering amazing musical experiences for entertainment-craving folks of Mumbai and other cities. All those visiting the extravaganza also get an opportunity to be enthralled by the Nashik, a town offering a mix of the ancient and the modern comprising of many forts and beautiful temples.
Schedule: 6th to 7th February, 2016
Venue: Sula Vineyards, Nashik
For details and updates, you can visit http://www.sulafest.net/.