Music festivals on beaches are some of the most fun events to attend. Attending a live concert is always an experience to remember. And when you add the sun and the sea, the fun is amplified. Be it EDM, rock or any genre, music is the soul of a party and there is no better place to enjoy it than on a beautiful beach.
For that perfect after-dark experience, pick a beach music festival at an exotic location. Get that zing back into your life to inspire you even after your holiday is long over. Here is a list of beach music festivals you must know about and cannot miss attending.
Sunburn Festival, Goa
From fantastic, larger than life LED displays, to music that leaves you craving for more, this entertainment-packed festival against the backdrop of gorgeous Goa, this festival is a treat to the senses. Globally renowned artists like David Guetta and Martin Garrix have performed at Sunburn in the past.
2. Timeout 72, Vagator, Goa
Timeout 72 claims to redefine music events in India, with 72 hours of continuous multi-genre electrifying music, across multiple venues. Over the years, the festival has garnered a tremendous following. One of the ultimate music destinations, Timeout 72 provides a broad range of music and entertainment, besides being a great destination for food and much more! Fans have enjoyed watching international artists like Jason Derulo, Martin Garrix, and Wiz Khalifa perform up close.
3. Hill Top Festival, Goa
If you are a psychedelic, trance music lover, the Hill Top Festival is the place to be. The line-up for 2018 included Astrix, Ace Ventura, Eat Static and more. You can just about imagine the amount of fun this festival can be.
Where to stay: Club Mahindra’s resort at the Varca Beach offers the perfect blend of deep relaxation and entertainment. Check in a couple of days in advance and soak in the sublime beauty of the beaches before you get ready for the big day. After the event, relax in the splendour of the resort, avail the beauty spa packages, head to the poolside or the beach for a blissful walk as the sun goes down. There is much to do at the resort. Add to it the music festival and this one is going to be a Goa vacation you will remember for a long time.
4. Go:Madras Festival, Kanchipuram:
Go:Madras Electronic Music Festival is a popular beach music festival on the coasts of Tamil Nadu attracting world-renowned music talents. The festival leaves no stone unturned in offering its audience a musical experience that’s sensational and even hypnotic. Catch it in September every year. Staged along the coastline of the Bay of the Bengal, the music beautifully complements the sea, with its vibe.
5. Mahindra Blues, Mumbai
Held every February, watch out for the Mahindra Blues Festival that features the best of contemporary blues music by international artists who perform in Mumbai. This very popular blues festival has its connoisseurs growing every year. This may not be hosted on a beach, but Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty, the Juhu Beach, and the several other beaches in the city are excellent destinations to head after you’ve enjoyed the festival. There are few things more beautiful than watching a live blues concert. Make sure you attend the next edition. Thank us later.
6. Festa De Diu, Diu Islands
When: Dec- Feb
The peaceful island of Diu comes alive once a year when it hosts Asia’s longest beach music festival. The inviting white sand beaches of Diu make for the perfect venue for a music extravaganza usually spread over 75 days from the beginning of December to the end of February. The best of top actors, DJs, celebrities, VJs, TV hosts, comedians share the stage and entertain audiences. The island of Diu with its Portuguese influence offers a quaint backdrop worth experiencing in person. The island plays host to the festival by pitching luxury 5-star tents on the beaches. You can book your very own luxury tent online. A government initiative to boost tourism in Diu, this festival draws tourists and art enthusiasts alike.
Check into Club Mahindra’s Hotel Kohinoor in Diu for a luxurious stay during the festival. Explore the beaches and the charming monuments dotting the coasts of Diu offering a slice of history, breath-taking views and peaceful moments. Visit the Naida caves, INS Khukri memorial, St.Paul’s Church and explore the local culture.
While India is host to numerous bands across genres and geographies, beach music festivals are a rage among the young millennials and the seasoned music lovers alike. The heady combination of sea wind and scintillating music, the sound of the waves with live music is an experience you cannot afford to miss. Find out the next edition of a festival you think you’d want to attend and start planning already.