Sound Plans: A Guide To The 2017-18 Season Of Indian Music Festivals

Magnetic Fields 2016.

A performance at the 2016 edition of Magnetic Fields in Rajashtan.

Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival
What Multi-genre.
Where Kovalam Village, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
When Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27.
Who Saturday: Bemet (Israel), Indosoul by Karthick Iyer (Chennai), Mali (Mumbai), The Fanculos (Mumbai).
Sunday: Divine (Mumbai), Orlando and the Medium Rare Band (Chennai), Skrat (Chennai), The Raghu Dixit Project (Bangalore).
Tickets See here for updates.

Go:Madras
What Electronic music.
Where Confluence Banquets & Resort, ECR-OMR junction, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
When Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.
Who Kliment (Bulgaria), Matt Minimal (France), Ash Roy (Delhi), BLOT! (Delhi), Bombay Central (Mumbai), Calm Chor (Delhi), Jitter (Delhi). The rest of the line-up is yet to be announced. Check the Facebook page for updates and here for more information.
Tickets are being sold on Eventjini.com.

Ziro Festival of Music
What Multi-genre.
Where Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh.
When Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1.
Who Alaska Snack Time (Israel), Bint El Funk (Israel), Damo Suzuki (Germany/Japan), Rizal Abdulhadi (Indonesia), The Kathmandu Killers (Nepal), Alobo Naga (Dimapur), Dhruv Visvanath (Delhi), Jambili (Diphu), Khasi Bloodz (Shillong), KroaShia (Aizawl), Lateral (Guwahati), Reggae Rajahs (Delhi), Sapta (Chennai), Sofia Ashraf (Chennai/Mumbai), Thaalavattam (Bangalore). Check the Facebook page for updates.
Tickets are being sold here.

Paddy Fields
What Folk and folk-fusion.
Where Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.
When Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.
Who Susheela Raman (UK), Kalpana Patowary (Mumbai), Nooran Sisters (Jalandhar), Shubha Mudgal (Delhi), Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project (Delhi), Sona Mohapatra (Mumbai), Sunita Bhuyan (Mumbai), Tipriti Kharbangar (Shillong). See the Facebook page for updates.
Tickets are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.

NH7 Weekender Meghalaya
What Multi-genre.
Where To be announced.
When Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
Who To be announced.
Tickets are being sold on Insider.in.

New Wave Asia
What Multi-genre.
Where Mumbai.
When Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 28.
Who To be announced.
Tickets See here for updates.

Wonderflip
What Multi-genre, focus on electronic music.
Where Hotel Ravla Khempur, Khempur, Udaipur.
When Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 26.
Who Aeden (the Netherlands), Atmos (Sweden), dOP (France), Eagles & Butterflies (US), Frankey & Sandrino (Germany), Gipsy Sound Revolution (US), Gaudi (Italy/UK) featuring Danny Ladwa (UK), Kimou (the Netherlands), Patrice Baumel (the Netherlands), Vaal (UK), Ankytrixx (Mumbai), Bullzeye (Mumbai), Calm Chor (Delhi), Clown With A Frown (Bangalore), 8-Bit Culprit (Kolkata), Hamza (Delhi), Grain (Delhi), Hari and Sukhmani (Chandigarh), Komorebi (Delhi), SHFT (Delhi), The Chizai Quartet (Delhi), The Fanculos (Mumbai). Check the Facebook page for updates.
Tickets are being sold here.

Mahindra Open Sky
What Multi-genre.
Where Reggies Camel Camp Osian, behind Tagore School, Pratapnagar, Osian, near Jodhpur.
When Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26.
Who Sam Lewis (UK), Anand Bhaskar Collective (Mumbai), Ayushmann Khurrana (Mumbai), Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator (Mumbai), Nikhil D’Souza (Mumbai), Papon (Mumbai), Parekh & Singh (Kolkata). See here for more information.
Tickets are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.

NH7 Weekender Pune
What Multi-genre.
Where To be announced.
When Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10.
Who To be announced.
Tickets are being sold on Insider.in.

Goa International Jazz Live Festival
What Jazz.
Where Stone Water Eco Resort, Bogmalo Beach, Vasco da Gama, Goa.
When Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10.
Who To be announced.
Tickets To be announced.

Magnetic Fields
What Multi-genre, focus on electronic music.
Where Alsisar Mahal, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
When Friday, December 15 to Sunday, December 17.
Who To be announced. The Indian premiere of Independence-themed audio-visual presentation ‘Different Trains 1947’ will be staged at the festival. See here for details.
Tickets are being sold here.

Enchanted Valley Carnival
What Multi-genre.
Where Aamby Valley City, Lonavala.
When Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17.
Who To be announced. This year’s edition will include a stage by Dutch trance music festival Electronic Family. See here for updates.
Tickets To be announced.

Taalbelia
What Multi-genre.
Where Castle Mandawa and Desert Resort, Shekhawati, Rajasthan.
When Saturday, December 23 to Monday, December 25.
Who To be announced. See here for updates.
Tickets To be announced.

Vh1 Supersonic
What Electronic music.
Where Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta City, Pune.
When Friday, February 9 and Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Who To be announced. See here for updates.
Tickets To be announced.

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Satellite Beachside
What Electronic music.
Where Waters Lounge, Vagator and Showbar, Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa.
When Friday, August 11 to Monday, August 14.
Who Ajit Pai (Goa), Akshay Mathker (Goa), Akshit Shetty (Goa), Alli Marc (Goa), Aneesh Gera (Goa/UK), Audio Units (Bangalore), Ayesha Parmanik (Goa), Bandra Local (Mumbai), Beyond 120 (Mumbai), BLOT (Delhi), Browncoat (Mumbai), Bullzeye (Mumbai), David Phimister (Goa), Divij Kaul (Delhi), Greenage (Goa), Kohra (Delhi), K-os Theory (Mumbai), Manny (Chennai), Mashter (Gurgaon), Monkey Space (Jaipur), Nikhil Chinapa (Mumbai), Priyanjana (Mumbai), Raghav Holla (Bangalore), Reverse Osmosis (Jaipur), Sidheart x Sublimation (Indore), Shaun Moses (Goa), Starling (Goa), Tuhin Mehta (Chennai), Varun Fernandes (Goa), Vinayak^a, Zeeqar (Goa).
Tickets are being sold here.

We will updating this post with more festivals and line-up and venue details as and when they’re announced. Schedules, venues and line-ups are subject to change; please check the festival’s official website and/or Facebook pages for updates.

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