Feel the rhythm: music festivals to watch out for

Updated: Nov 2 2014, 07:14am hrs
Jazz Utsav

What: The Jazz Utsav, formerly known as Jazz Yatra, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in India this year. The festival offers to bring jazz heavyweights from countries like Spain, the US, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Germany and Poland. Also performing this year will be Indias The Goa Collective.

Where: Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi

When: October 31 to

November 2, 2014

South Asian Band Festival

What: Presented by the ministry of external affairs, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Seher, the 8th edition of the festival will feature 14 rock bands from eight Saarc countries, along with observer nation France. This years highlights include Alobo Naga and the Band; Pakistani singer Zebunissa Bangash, French electro-rock band Success; among others.

Where: Purana Qila, New Delhi

When: November 7 to 9, 2014

Magnetic Fields Festival

What: Expect the freshest Indian sounds accompanied by some exciting underground international stars alongside a cultural programme of local legends. This years line-up includes Dream Koala (France), Zahed Sultan (Kuwait), Graciela Maria (Mexico), My Panda Shall Fly (UK), Dj Vadim (UK), Begun (Spain), Flava D (UK), Nicholson (India), etc.

Where: Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati, Rajasthan

When: December 12 to 14, 2014

Enchanted Valley Carnival

What: Three days, four stages, and over 25,000 people, with a focus on EDM, live bands, adventure and watersports, hot-air ballooning, a flea market, campfires, barbeques and live music all night. This years line-up includes two-time-Grammy-winning artist/ producer/DJ David Guetta and New World PunxTrance, among others.

Where: Aamby Valley, Pune,


When: December 19 to 21, 2014

Vh1 Supersonic

What: Vh1 Supersonic 2014, an EDM festival, will see an array of artistes playing electrifying beats over four days. Some of the international artistes who are set to perform this year are trance legend Paul van Dyk, electro

and progressive house duo The Chainsmokers and Dillon

Francis and Stanton Warriors, with more names to be announced in the coming days.

Where: Candolim, Goa

When: December 27 to 30, 2014

Sunburn Goa 2014

What: The festival that was shifted from North Goas Candolim beach to Vagator beach last year, will enter its eighth edition. This year will witness the biggest line-up of over 150 artistes, including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Knife Party, Sander van Doorn, Sasha, Krewella, Baauer, Danny Avila, Head Hunterz, Deniz Koyu and Dubvision, among others.

Where: Vagator, Goa

When: December 27 to 29, 2014