Music festivals to watch out for
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 India’s 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 year’s 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 year’s 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 year’s 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
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 Goa’s 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