5 Indian Music Festivals to Look Forward to In 2017

If you are a music fan living in India, it’s time to check your schedules and free up some time to attend these five upcoming Indian music festivals. On the other hand, if you are a foreigner travelling to the land of the Taj Mahal, it is a good idea to plan that trip in a way so that it coincides with some of the events mentioned on our list below. A lot of good music awaits you all this year.

Ziro Festival of Music in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh (September 22 – 25)

Set in a beautiful valley in the hill state of Arunachal, this festival goes on for four straight days. Musicians from India and the outside world come together to celebrate the spirit of music in this fiesta, right within the heartlands of the Apatani tribesmen. Main attractions include shows from Louw Majaw, Barmer Boys, Indus Creed, Peter Cat Recording Company, and Sha’air.

Ragasthan in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (November 16 – 18 possibly)

Ragasthan is a consortium of Sufi, Afro, Trance, Country, folk, Raga, pop, rock and even techno. It’s considered one of the craziest music festivals in the nation and the location adds so much more value to the trip. After all, it’s not every day that you get to jam with awesome musicians from around the country in the middle of the mysterious Thar Desert at night.

Magnetic Fields in Shekhawati, Rajasthan (December 18 – 20)

Let’s come back to Rajasthan once again after a month from the Ragasthan in November. The Alsisar Mahal heritage hotel from the 17th century plays host to the Magnetic Fields in Shekhawati, Rajasthan for three days. Nearly fifty bands are expected to perform here in 2017, with DJs rocking the crowd to their music in-between performances. A mix-match of regional melody, international bands and local contemporary music is the theme here.

Hornbill International Music Festival in Kohima, Nagaland (December 1 – 10)

The state of Nagaland is famous for producing hard rock and heavy metal bands in India and those bands will clash in head-to-head competition with each other at the Hornbill International Music Festival for ten whole days and nights at Kisama, Kohima towards the end of the year. There’s more than just rock and metal though, as the festival is organised by the State to also promote unique local cultures, art, and the heritage of the place. It’s a mix of chic, culture and modern music, brought to life by celebrity musicians and the local talent.

Sunburn Festival in Goa (December 28 – 31)

This is the biggest one of them all where both national and international celebrity musicians come together to rock the huge crowd that assembles in Goa every year during this time of the year to attend the insane Sunburn Festival. The electro beats never stop as thousands of people from all over the world dance away for four days. If you are travelling here from abroad, you won’t find a bigger party anywhere else in India.

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You better make it because it looks like that this is going to be another awesome year for music in the subcontinent.

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