‘Tis the season for music festivals!


Fasten those seat belts guys as India is set to get blown away with a storm of electrifying performances throughout December. Heres a heads up to what's in store…

Nov 30- Dec 1 and Dec 14-15

Bacardi NH7 Weekender- Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida and Ibiza Resort, Kolkata

Launched in 2010 in Pune, NH7 is a multi-genre festival produced by OML. In 2013, the festival travels to four cities adding Kolkata to its roster. While New Delhi will see performances by Lucky Ali, Chic + Nile Rodgers and Meshuggah among others, Kolkata will witness Raghu Dixit Project, Dualist Inquiry and Vir Das Alien Chutney in action.

Dec 1

Sound Awake- Bangalore

In its second year in 2013, Sound Awake will feature an impressive line-up including Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound besides Steve Aoki. A property of DNA Networks, they say this time around the event is going to be much bigger and better.

Dec 6-8

Enchanted Valley Carnival- Aamby Valley City

A first ever camping music festival set in the beautiful backdrop of Aamby Valley is as good as Disneyland for music aficionados. Top artists include Umek, Jeremy Olander, ATB & Chicane. Developed by Twisted Entertainment the festival boasts of multiple stages, over 60 artists, adventure activities, camping and a flea market. This will be one to look out for.

Dec 6-8

Sunburn Arena- Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi

What initially started as an annual event in Goa has now began permeating through the nation promising the same experience to all those who cannot make it to Goa. Lookout Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi, this time its Avicii in the house!

Dec 13-15

Magnetic Fields Festival- Alsisar Palace, Rajasthan

Three days of music, art and food at a 17th Century palace in Rajasthan. Experience the energy of Rajasthan, its heritage and culture, as you live within the palace or its luxury campsite. Artist lineup includes Robot Koch, Midival Punditz, B.L.O.T, Shiva Soundsystem among others.

 Dec 21

Smirnoff Experience- Manpho Convention Centre, Bangalore

The festival claims to be the first ever to create a truly visceral multi-sensory experience for its participants. World-renowned stage designers Alex Lazarus and Heather Shaw of 'Vita Motus' will create an exclusive set for Smirnoff Experience, one that promises to showcase the limitless possibilities of visual art. The event will be headlined by dubstep icons Nero and Rusko.

Dec 27-29

Sunburn, Goa

In its 7th year Sunburm is undoubtedly the biggest EDM festival in all of Asia. This year Axwell is enroute planet Sunburn. Lets hope it stays that way now that Nikhil Chinapa has jumped off Percept’s wagon.


Vh1 Supersonic, Goa

After joining hands with Viacom18, Nikhil Chinapa is set to launch an independent, five day music festival in Goa named Vh1 Supersonic around the same time as Sunburn. Date and venue to be announced. Keep your eyes peeled for more info.

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