Is there anything better than a three day music festival? The togetherness, the camaraderie… the mud; that’s what listening to music is all about. It isn’t about ear-buds. Music is a tribe experience where everyone is vibing on the same frequency. Are you looking for a place to dance the night away? Check out these festivals that are going down this December:
NH7 Weekender / Dec 4-6
Voted India’s best music festival by CNNGo in 2011, NH7 Weekender is a three-day indie music bash that features a range of Indian acts and international artists. The inaugural edition of the festival was held in Pune. Over the years NH7 Weekender has branched out to more cities, including New Delhi and Bangalore. Over 25,000 people attended the festival in 2014. Bands such as Swarathma, Pentagram, Basement Jaxx, the Magic Numbers, and the Asian Dub Foundation have all performed at the multi-city event.
Storm Festival / Dec 30-Jan 1
Billed as India's premier camp-out music festival, Storm Festival debuted in Napoklu, Coorg in 2012. It features multiple genres of music in an unspoiled, natural setting. Storm Festival is a celebration of nature and community. It's a Zen experience... part spiritual retreat, part holiday. And the music is the glue that holds it all together. Roasting marshmallows has never been this much fun.
Magnetic Fields / Dec 18-20
Tonight we’re dancing in the desert! Three days of music and art, that’s what the Magnetic Fields festival is all about. Expect the freshest Indian sounds and the most cutting edge international acts. Magnetic Fields is about more than just the music. There are yoga sessions and a world famous treasure hunt. There are unique culinary delicacies and star gazing workshops. Ratatat, DJ Koze, and Mumdance are part of the 2015 lineup.
Sunburn / Dec 27-30
First launched in 2006, Sunburn is one of India’s best electronic music festivals. For sheer size and consistency, it’s like Ibiza on steroids. More than 100,000 people attended the three-day beach bash in 2011. Yes, it’s a party on a beach, so we recommend you bring some suntan lotion. And maybe a hat. Everyone from German legend Paul Van Dyk to Peter Tong have manned the decks at Sunburn.
When it comes to India's music festivals, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Get out there and find your tribe!