Top 8 Indian Destinations to Attend Music Festivals

If you love traveling and music or either of the two below is the ultimate list of destinations to attend music festivals for you. Not only does it give let you enjoy the best of Mother Nature’s gift and soothe the soul with great music but also promotes tourism by attracting music and travelers from across the globe.

  1. Sunburn, Vagator in Goa

Sunburn Goa on Set

This doesn’t need any introduction but if you have been living under the rock then Sunburn is the ultimate party of the year for welcoming the new year. It is the hottest music festival in India that happens in Vagator, Goa attended by people from all over the world. A heaven for EDM lovers, the who and whom of the EDM scene play at this premier festival from David Guetta to Martin Garrix. It’s a 3 day festival with multiple stages for various artists play.

Apart from that a lot of markets, non-music activities, delightful seafood, and exciting beach games are organized with non-stop partying. It has the largest single stage in Asia. Beach, sea, sunset and great music, yes it is heaven.

2. Mahindra Blues, Mumbai

Isn’t it amazing how western music is becoming large in India? Mahindra blue is dedicated to this specific genre of music. Blue lovers go tripping on guitar tunes and soulful music. It is organized in February, Asia’s largest Blue music festival. Many blue legends like Guy Buddy, Taj Mahal, Walter Trout and John Lee Hooker Jr have played on the Mumbai soil in Mehboob studio to be specific. MB is the most happening one but there are much more like Mood Indigo.

3. Rajasthan

Rajasthan has been attracting thousands of people not just India but worldwide. The prominent ones are Rajasthan,  Magnetic Fields, Jodhpur Riff to name a few. It’s a spiritual treat that enriches the music soul with an epic mix of Sufi and raga with techno, rock, pop, alternative, trance, afro and country music. Many artists from the country come together for jugal bandies. The overall ambiance of these festivals is overwhelming, with tents pitched on the golden sand dunes under the stars, variety of outdoor activities and the local Rajasthani music with the folk dance is just the cherry on top.

4. Ziro Festivals of Music, Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

Grooving on your kind of music 5,500 feet above sea level in a valley of pine and meadows all around!!! Nature plus music is definitely one of a kind experience. It’s organized in September every year for the purpose of throwing spotlight and encouraging the fresh music talent of North East along with International musicians. This four-day festival is ruled by musicians like Indus Creed, Barmer Boys, Anup Kutty – Bobby Hano and much alike. If you love Indie music Ziro should be your destination.

5. Storm Festival in Bangalore

When it comes to music festivals in Bangalore, it’s not justified to tag one festival as the best but all year round there are great musical festivals, and it’s a hub for it. It is a metropolitan which attracts more and more musicians to the city. Some of the festivals are The Great Indian October Fest, NH17 Weekender, Summer Storm and Purvankara to name a few.

6. Gulmarg Kashmir for Gulmarg Winter Fest

Like Kashmir is not a reason enough to visit Kashmir to add on it there is a Music fest in Gulmarg as part of the Winter Fest. Grooving to the classical, folk, jazz, indie and fusion genres amidst the snowy Himalayan Mountains of Gulmarg is straight from a dream.

7. Ooty for GoMAd Festival

If you haven’t been to Ooty yet, now you have to for the GoMad festival which is organized in the Fernhill Palace which is surrounded by the hills. The best part it is the camping while electronica and metal are played. So mark your calendars and get your essentials like Friends and booze and you are good to go.

8. Manali for Shiva Squad Festival

Manali should be your next destination for the Shiva Squad festival. This again, calls for a unique experience in the Morpheus Valley Resort every year in September. Psy-Trance, Trance, Hi-Tech, and Electronic Music to Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Classical, R&B and Folk Music are played by their maestros. It will be enough to get you trippy without anything else amidst the Himalayan valleys and river Beas.

23 thoughts on “Top 8 Indian Destinations to Attend Music Festivals

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  • December 14, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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    I would love to go to India and all these festivals look so cool and so much fun. I like the look of the Mahindra blues – just brilliant x

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  • December 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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    India looks like a blast. I had no idea there were so many music festivals there. I would love to attend one .

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  • December 15, 2017 at 3:17 am
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    I am very much fond of travelling and if I get a chance to attain any music fest in my travel destination then it will be like some extra cheese on my food. Thanks for sharing such an informative article. In spite of living in India I knew very little about those festivals..

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  • December 15, 2017 at 11:26 am
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    Oh!! Those are such a fantastic destination music festival in Indian. I was planning to visit my friend in India this 2018. and I will assure that I will not miss this opportunity to visit those music festivals. Glad you share this.

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  • December 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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    Wow this is so nice
    I m staying in goa in anjuna so sunburn is close by for me i attended it once it was really nice..

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  • December 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    My friend is from India and I remember that she joined in a musical festival at her place. and she really enjoys it. I wanna try it someday. I hope I can visit India this 2018.

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  • December 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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    This is a really neat post! I’ve never actually heard of most of these places but I would love to go to one of these places and experience this. Thank you for sharing.

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  • December 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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    All these music festivals sound amazing! I had no idea that India has so many incredible destinations for music lovers!

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  • December 16, 2017 at 7:20 am
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    Wow, I never knew there were so many music festivals in India! I’d love to go to Rajesthan or Gulmarg Winterfest.

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  • December 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    LOVE the idea of listening to music at 5,500 feet above sea level. Good excuse to go to India in September…

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  • December 16, 2017 at 5:17 pm
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    I have always wanted to visit India! Definitely planning on visiting Ooty next year and hopefully will make it to the music festival!

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  • December 17, 2017 at 1:14 am
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    Wow, these look and sound like great festivals! I’ve yet to go to a proper festival, just local day ones which aren’t really much.

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  • December 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    When I was about 9, I had a pen pal in Goa so I have always wanted to visit there. I now have more places that I would love to visit in India.

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  • December 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm
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    Wow, these all look like awesome places to catch a concert! I’ve been to Red Rock Amphitheater in Colorado, USA before, and although we weren’t there for a concert, I can see how awesome of an outdoor venue that would be as well!

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  • December 18, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    These sound like a complete blast!! Total bucket list events, hopefully I’ll be able to attend one!

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  • December 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm
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    Awesome!! Music is food for soul. Combined with travel to these beautiful destinations ” incredible India”

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  • December 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    I want to go to each and every one of these, lol. I love music festivals and could spend my life traveling from one to the next if I were able.

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  • December 18, 2017 at 9:14 pm
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    I love music festivals. Going to any of these would be a wonderful experience.

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  • December 19, 2017 at 9:42 am
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    All of those venues for concerts and music festivals seem pretty amazing. I am most curious about the one in Rajasthan in the middle of the desert. Looked awesome.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 8:17 am
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    Looks like a ton of great venues for sure! I’d love to visit any of them to see a good show!

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