Check out the Music Festival checklist that you will always regret missing out on, as an EDM fan:
1. Magnetic Fields – Rajasthan
The ‘Magnetic Fields‘ is a mesmerizing music carnival where visitors are offered a display of talents, delightful music, art, and food. The festival continues for three days, captivating visitors. It is mainly for music lovers, a perfect spot! Not only the festival but also, the venue is specular when it comes to beauty. The festival lets people discover the glamorous nirvana of Rajasthan. The location of the festival – the Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati, is encircled by Delhi, Jaipur & Bikaner. The festival is held in December every year featuring the fresh sounds and talents of the country.
2. Sunburn – Goa & Pune
The festival is held in the hills of Kesnand in Pune. The Sunburn music festival features commercial Electronic Dance Music. It is also held in Vagator, Goa, every year as a part of New Year carnival. It ranked as the biggest music festival in Asia. Sunburn music festival ranked one in the Top 10 music festivals in the whole world by CNN. The festival is a combination of delightful music, entertainment, shopping, and food. It spreads over 4 days and offers multiple stages. Sunburn covers music from most genres of EDM, i.e., Trance, House, Dubstep, Trap, Psychedelic Trance, Future House, Progressive House, Tech House, and Tropical House. It is arranged by Percept Company owned by Shailendra Singh and happens to be the brainchild of VJ Nikhil Chinappa.
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3. Tomorrowland – Belgium
Tomorrowland is one of the biggest EDM festivals in the world. This festival has been growing its roots all over the world for the last ten years. About hundreds of DJs cover the splendidly built stages of the Tomorrowland. DJs like David Guetta, Avicii, Alesso, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Dillion Francis, etc. are familiar names here. It began in Belgium.
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4. NH7 Weekender – Multi Locations
NH7 Weekender is a multi-city music festival taking place in Indian cities of Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Shillong, and Delhi. The festival takes place annually. It is organized and produced by the OML (Only Much Louder) entertainment. Held in between the months of October to December, starting from Pune and traveling throughout the country. The festival features a diverse range of artists from all around the country. Some of them are emerging talents of the country and others are internationally recognized artists.
Artists like, Karnivool, Dry the River, Benga, MUTEMATH, Seun Kuti, Fear Factory, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Magic Numbers, Simian Mobile Disco, SBTRKT, Chase and Status, Asian Dun Foundation, Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Farhan Akhtar Live, Steven Wilson, Jose Gonzalez, Fink, The Wailers, A.R Rehman, Steve Vai, Jon Hopkins. Additionally, Imogen Heap, Mark Ronson, Megadeth, Flying Lotus, Mogwai and many more have performed here. The list continues to name several others from diverse backgrounds with different talents. But everyone connects by music on one a single platform.
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5. Rock in Rio – Multi Locations
Rock in Rio is one of the most evergreen festivals. It began in 1985. Formerly, the festival was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but later on, it started to set foot in other locations such as Madrid, Las Vegas, and Lisbon. Rio de Janeiro hosted the festival 7 times, in 1985, 1991, 2001, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. The same number of times in Lisbon, i.e., 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. Held three times in Madrid, 2008, 2010, and 2012. Once in Las Vegas, in 2015.
The festival was conceptualized and organized by Roberto Medina, who is an entrepreneur and an advertiser based in Brazil. He was the one responsible for moving the festival’s 2004 edition to Lisbon, without changing the brand name. The festival featured different genres of music, like indie, pop, heavy metal, and rock (as the name itself suggest).
Rock in Rio is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The first event of the Rock in Rio saw about 1.5 million people. 700,000 people showed in the second and fourth edition. Almost 1.2 million attended the third event. Lisbon saw a footfall of 3,500,000 people.