5 Upcoming Music Festivals in India You Must Attend

by Paripsa Pandya
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The power of good music in undeniable. Music brings people together, communicates a thousand feelings and elevates your mood almost instantly. When it comes to travelling, music plays an even more important role since it defines the course of your trip. Thus, it comes as no surprise that India has numerous music festivals that travellers flock to, time and again.

Hence, we have decided to curate a list of upcoming music festivals that you must try to attend in the New year.

Here are 5 music festivals in India you must check out:

1. Goa Sunsplash

While Goa is known for its beaches, the music festivals aren’t far behind. If you enjoy listening to reggae music, Goa Sunsplash is the place for you. Scheduled to take place from 10th to 12th January 2020, this event has a brilliant lineup of artists that will keep you enthralled throughout. The festival offers a complete cultural extravaganza and is proud to be the home of India’s first hand crafted reggae sound system,10,000 Lions. If you add to that the laid-back, relaxed vibe of Goa , you have a experience that will be unforgettable.

2.  Swathi Music Festival

If you’re a culture buff, Kerala is a state that must already be on your bucket list. While boat races during Onam and the Fort area in Kochi are well-talked about, the Swathi Music Festival is a hidden gem. Held in Trivandrum from 4th to 14th January 2020, this festival is named after Swathi Thirunalwas .He was a beloved patron of the arts and an accomplished musician himself, with more than 400 compositions. While the festival is quite popular, till date,it offers free entry and aims to promote the rich heritage of music.

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3. Rajarani Music Festival

While Orissa is one of the most beautiful states of India, due to its architecture and its beaches, its music scene is also quite lively. The Rajarani festival, which is held in the courtyard of the Rajarani temple in Bhubaneshwar, is a treat for music lovers. It is an occasion to indulge in and celebrate classical Indian music. Scheduled to take place from 18th to 20th January 2020, this is an event that combines spellbinding architecture with soulful music.

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4. Sulafest

If a good glass of wine makes you go weak in the knees, Sulafest must be on your bucket list. Sulafest is the biggest vineyard music festival is India. While the wine is enticing enough, the lineup of artists from all over the world makes it even more exciting! Since it takes place on 1st and 2nd February 2020, the weather is bound to be great. With great food, soothing music and irresistible wine, this one cannot be missed.

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5. Mahindra Blues

While Mumbai is a hub for artists it is also home to Asia’a largest blues festival? Mahindra Blues, which takes place in Mumbai every February, has been bringing together blues’ musicians together for a decade now. Held at the iconic Mehboob Studios in Bandra West, this is an event that music aficionados must attend. All those staying in Mumbai and cannot travel out of the city can now get a taste of blues music on 8th and 9th February 2020.

While travel is a joyful experience in itself, good music makes it even better. If you’re planning to embark on a musical sojourn, these music festivals are definitely worth starting with. Since most of them are for a couple of days, so you can have a good time without exhausting all your leaves too! That’s a complete win-win! Gather your squad and plan a trip that will surely be a musical extravaganza.

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