If you are a festival junkie and music is your raison d’être, we have tailor-made a calendar to suit your lifestyle. Booking.com, one of the global leaders in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has curated a list of some of the best music festivals across the country including some all-time hits, first-time festivals and out-of-the-way experiences for you to enjoy in 2020.
Pune hosts the country’s biggest multi-genre experiential festival Vh1 Supersonic. With a promising line-up and multiple international acts, the festival will give you an opportunity to groove into the EDM beats as you enjoy the scenic beauty of the city.
When: February 7-9
Mumbai’s iconic Mehboob Studios becomes centre stage for the world’s finest blues musicians as guitars are strummed and souls are elevated with music. Held on a breezy weekend in February, Asia’s largest blues festival is the place to be at for lovers of the genre.
When: February 8-9
Udaipur World Music Festival
The second edition of this festival is all set to electrify Udaipur and create new landmarks in the field of music. This exciting event will witness the participation of 150 artistes from over 17 countries.
When: February 7-9
This vibrant festival transforms the deserts of Rajasthan into a magical multi-hued camping site with music, art, cinema, culture taking centre stage against the backdrop of sand dunes of Jaisalmer. The festival promotes eco-friendly tourism and encourages the preservation of Rajasthani culture.
When: February 23-25
Shiva Squad Festival
With an aim to develop social harmony and artistic expression, this one-of-a-kind music fest takes place in Manali in the month of September. This event brings together the finest artists of trance, electronic, rock, jazz, fusion, classical, R&B and folk music.
When: September 25-27
Ziro Festival of Music
The green valleys of Arunachal Pradesh come to life every September with the Ziro Music Festival. The four-day festival features some of the best indie acts from around the world.
Where: Arunachal Pradesh
When: September 27-30
Love fusion music? This 5-day long music festival in Jodhpur is dedicated solely to folk musicians and artists from all over the world. Set against the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, this festival provides an open stage for acclaimed folk artists from India and abroad.
When: Oct 29-Nov 2
Popularly known as India’s happiest music festival, NH7 Weekender is held in Shillong, Meghalaya and Pune, Maharashtra every year. The festival boasts of a unique artist line up, lip-smacking local food, art installations and breezy pleasant weather. The dates will be out soon.
Where: Pune and Meghalaya
When: November/December —IANS
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