Didn’t make it to the full moon party in Thailand this year? No worries! Chin up, Buttercup, because there’s a huge list of parties for you to attend this year. The best part is that they’re all in India. Believe it or not, but India is a land full of surprises. Niche parties are a thing here and only the cool kids know about them. That’s what I’m telling you, no need to do an international trip and spend all that moolah. Attending any of these parties will ensure you and your squad will have a fun time.
If you’re interested in attending any of the events listed below then you must plan ahead. Book tickets, plan outfits and of course, get ready to have oodles of fun!
One of the best music festivals in India is The Magnetic Fields. It happens in mid-December in a small town in Rajasthan called Alsisar. It’s chilly outside, but it is the vibe of the place and music that fills your heart with warmth. Even though this place requires you to travel a bit, I assure you, the experience is going to be worth your time, energy and money!
Love the Indie music scene? Then you’ll definitely like the 4-day outdoor music festival at Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh. To get here, you’ll have to take a flight to Guwahati and head to Naharlagun. From there, get into a cab and you should reach Ziro in 3 hours. At the festival, you’ll find two stages, Danyi which means sun and Piilo which means moon. The festival also has a no plastic policy and uses eco-friendly resources. You are also responsible for your own waste.
This music festival happens every year. Produced and organised by OML entertainment, it’s one of the largest music festivals that is held in India. Apart from Pune, it also takes place at Bengaluru, Shillong, Kolkata and Noida. For dates, line-up deets and general FAQs, you might want to check them out on their website.
Are you into electronic music? If you are then I bet you’ve heard of this music fest called Go Madras. From the stage design to visuals, everything looks magical! If you head to their website, you can check the line-up, festival packages and ticket prices. Where’s the party at, you ask? It’s at Four Points by Sheraton & Convention centre - located at Mahabalipuram, it’s an hour away from Chennai.
One of India’s wildest music festivals is Ragasthan. It’s a 3-day festival that allows you to camp in a desert of Jaisalmer. You can either bring your own tent and camp out there or stay at a Swiss Tent that comes with your own washroom and a comfy bed. Over here, you can listen to your favourite genre of music. Pop, rock, electronic, dub-step and fusion - whatever floats your boat. If you need a break from the music scene, they also have a film festival happening here.
Music and nature go hand in hand and that’s what this festival is all about. You can go for yoga sessions, attend music workshops, go for late-night walks and do camp-jams while you chew on your squishy roasted marshmallows. Music is religion here and is believed to bring people closer. What I think you’ll love about this place is that it takes you away from the hustle and bustle in the city, makes you relax and enjoy and it has a no drugs policy.
Sunburn is one of India’s oldest music festivals. From food to shopping to raving, you can do it ALL here. Sunburn first came to India’s party capital - Goa and now takes place at a number of cities. In Goa, it’s usually held in December at Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach and Arambol Beach. This is one of those festivals where you get to watch your favourite international music artists play live. Sunburn festival tickets sell like hotcakes, so I would suggest that you buy them well in advance. Keep checking their website for more deets about the venue and artist line-up.
The Sula Fest is the place to be if you fancy wine, music and good food. It usually takes place in February and as far as the stay is concerned, you can either camp at the vineyards or book yourself a hotel nearby. Please remember that camping at the vineyard is not included in your concert ticket, you will have to book that separately.
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