The Indian music festival space is finally come of age and bringing with it an amalgamation of varied genres of music, people, cultures, food etc. all in one place. In addition to crooning and swinging to your favourite beats, these are some of the best places to bring out the flower child in you or your grunge avatar. Here’s are list of the top festivals and what to wear at each.
This one needs no introduction. As one of the biggest electronic dance music (EDM) festivals in India, Sunburn pulls in the biggest DJs from the global and local music industry.
STYLE IT RIGHT: Get your EDM on with a white tank top and shorts for the day. Add a biker jacket for the night.
WHEN: Dec 27-30, 2015
LINE-UP 2015: American-Indian DJ/Producer KSHMR will be playing at Sunburn Goa 2015 for his debut Asia performance. Spinnin’ and Revealed Recordings, will be hosting their own stages. The Spinnin’ Sessions stage will be showcasing some of the most popular artists from its roster. Dutch DJ/Producer Dyro will be headlining the Revealed Recordings stage.
WHERE: Vagator, Goa
Giving not only indie bands a platform but also a great place to catch the mainstream heroes, this yearly festival is one of the most awaited. BTW, they even have an area dedicated to pets and kids.
STYLE IT RIGHT: Pair a crop top with a stitched skirt for some pop-chic vibe. Accessorize with a link chain bracelet and a metallic clutch for some added bling.
WHEN: Nov 28-29, 2015
LINE-UP 2015: This year’s line-up comprises of the musical maestro A.R Rahman, popular English musician, DJ and singer Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, The Map Room etc. to name a few.
WHERE: Venue to be announced, Delhi
Held in Jaisalmer, this event showcases the traditional folk music and all kinds of Indian music. It is an open stage for folk artists, musicians from India and entices music lovers as well as travellers. from across the globe. You can pitch your own tent in the dunes or avail the camping facilities on site which will give you access to late night movie screenings, after parties and other fun activities.
STYLE IT RIGHT: Get your Indian vibe on with a light Khaki maxi dress and strappy sandals. Opt for a spiked ear cuff for a touch of punk.
WHEN: Feb 11-14, 2016
LINE-UP 2016: Yet to be announced.
WHERE: Khuri Dunes, Khoohdi, Rajasthan
INDIA SURF FESTIVAL
The festival held in Puri, Orissa has elements of surfing, music, food etc. If your poison of choice is rock music, this is the place to be. This event also attracts surfers from across the globe since the beach is perfect for stand up paddle surfing.
STYLE IT RIGHT: Keep it casual with a spaghetti strap vest and shorts for some fun in the sun. Don’t forget to sport shades in your favourite colour.
WHEN: Feb 7-9, 2016 (tentative dates)
LINE-UP 2016: Yet to be announced
WHERE: Puri, Orissa