Living in Song with India’s Spectacular Music Festivals

Music is the strongest form of magic. It makes us joyful, excited, happy, hopeful, proud, curious, nostalgic. There’s something about people coming together and bonding over melody and rhythm. On this World Music Day, we are sharing 3 of the best music festivals in India that help foster extraordinary moments, the moments with music.

Sunburn, Goa – The Sun Is Always Shining

When the climate is warm, the people are friendly, and the tunes are oh-so pumping, you’ve got all the ingredients for a great musical cocktail. Undoubtedly one of the biggest, brightest, and best music festivals in India, Sunburn in Goa features at the top of our list. Want to know why? Firstly, this music carnival in India is held every December at a time when the country and world are geared to celebrate.

The annual Electro Dance Music (EDM) festival is a much-awaited event for lovers of this contemporary genre. From sibling duos to herds of friends, honeymooners to solo travellers, all kinds of travellers with an appreciation for electronic beats will enjoy this music fiesta. People can look forward to foot-thumping tracks, groovy dance moves, delicious food, and a picturesque setting that ties all the elements together perfectly.

Sunburn, Goa – The Sun Is Always Shining

NH7 Weekender – The Weekend Never Stops

Next on Club Mahindra’s show-stopping list is the NHZ Weekender. This is an annual, multi-city, multi-genre, music and comedy festival held across India. It is among the largest festivals in South Asia! The Weekender first began in Pune in 2010. Since 2012, however, it has expanded to include multiple cities. Additionally, in 2017, the line-up added comedy. Audiences can expect a riveting blend of song, dance, comedic performances, fusion dishes, and more.

Ideal for those seeking weekend getaways from Mumbai, this festival is enough reason to go on a family road trip. Club Mahindra’s array of serene resorts in Maharashtra make it possible to soak up this festival in the comfort of familiar surroundings. It’s a celebration of indie music that showcases several creative bands, innovative producers, talented DJs and solo artists from Asia and the world over.

Did you know it was voted by CNNGo as "India's best music festival”? Yes, the three-day extravaganza features acts spanning Bollywood to alternative. And the surprises don’t stop there. The festival also showcases art installations from home-grown artists and gastronomical creations from revered Indian chefs.

NH7 Weekender – The Weekend Never Stops

Times Mic Drop – The Best Time of Your Life

Introducing the sheer magnificence of online music festivals with Times Mic Drop. Times Prime and Gaana, in association with SteppinOut, proudly presents a series of live digital concerts held exclusively for Times Prime and Gaana members. These mega concerts bring to audiences one-of-a-kind digital performances from iconic musicians across multiple genres, given the fact that a physical on-site music festival is not possible due to COVID-19 situation. The best part is, it gives people a chance to get to know their favourite stars closely through a live chat! The first concert will be held on July 3, 2021 and it features the legendary, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who has given us the most heart-stirring, melodious music for decades. The trio plays around with genres like classical and modern, jazz and contemporary, Hindustani and rock.

Times Mic Drop – The Best Time of Your Life

We know, you can’t wait to attend a music festival in India. But given the current pandemic situation, it is best to stick to the virtual/digital music festivals for this year as they too guarantee a great time with some of the world’s best tunes. Explore genres, sing out loud, let the music take place where there is only happiness!

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