The ultimate 5 music festivals to Bookmark for 2023!

Entertainment | February 1, 2023 | Feature

Vh1 Supersonic Mahindra Blues Festival Sula Fest Margazhi Maha Utsavam Festival of Sacred Music

From classical ragas to multi-genre music and lifestyle feativals, Live music is making a rampant comeback and it is going to be a blazing year for music addicts.

Below are the top 5 music festivals:

Vh1 Supersonic - For the Ultimate Culture and Music Zealot

Hosted at: Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune

Hosted when: February 24 to 26 

Highlights: If you are looking for a cultural potpourri of art, music, fashion and food, Vh1 Supersonic 2023 is the ultimate destination! From diverse musical styles spread across 5 stages, a mouth-watering curation of food, to eclectic flea markets full of curios and art, India is geared up for one of its biggest multi-genre music and lifestyle experiences. With the recently announced line-up of British pop-singer Anne-Marie (headlining the festival), Nigerian sensation CKay, and Gehraaiyan fame OAFF X Savera and actor-musician Farhan Akhtar, festival enthusiasts can be sure of a vibrant and dynamic ‘festival of firsts’ they wouldn’t want to miss

Mahindra Blues Festival - For the Blues Lover

Hosted at: Mehboob Studios, Mumbai

Hosted when: February 11 and 12

Highlights: Mahindra Blues Festival has established itself as an incredible confluence of indie and global blues sounds, with massive footfalls from across the world. This year spells magic for lovers of the genre, with a heady line-up of legends such as Buddy Guy, Arinjoy Sarkar and the Arinjoy Trio, Taj Mahal, and more. The event also offers its fans and visitors world-class food options and malts that completes the celebration! 

Sula Fest - For the Wine and Music Connoisseur

Hosted at: Sula Vineyards, Nashik

Hosted when: February 2 to 5

Highlights: Wine, gourmet food and music is a timeless blend that makes Sula Vineyard fest a must-visit. The fest lets one explore the world of wines, from the grape-stomping and wine-making process to tasting different flavours, like a real connoisseur. Accompanied by live music from national and international artists and bands, and loads of other activities, it’s definitely one to tick off on your list!

Margazhi Maha Utsavam - For the Classical Music Fanatic 

Hosted at: Perumal Temple, Chennai

Hosted when: December 2023

Highlights: The Margazhi Maha Utsavam is one of the most looked forward to festivals in Chennai, that happens every year in the month of December. The festival is a celebration of art & culture, spiritual energy, traditional music & dance and so much more. One can savour classical music and instruments like thavil, mridangam, ghatam, gottuvadyam, veena, flute, etc. Chennai as a state celebrates this cultural tradition widespread across the city and renowned musicians and artists come together to perform in temples, auditoriums, etc. This 'Music and Dance Festival', also encompasses special pooja and music events, with traditional, authentic music and dance forms throughout the month of December.

Festival of Sacred Music - For a Diehard History Fan

Hosted at: Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu

Hosted when: January 30 to February 3

Highlights: The Festival of Sacred Music will be showcased in a town that is the erstwhile home of the Tanjore Quartet and also where saint-composer Thyagaraja lived and created most of his celebrated works. The Festival of Sacred Music aims to revive the best aspects of Thiruvaiyaru, its culture, music, natural surroundings, and way of life in order to preserve its history and promote responsible rural tourism.

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With live music making a rampant comeback, from classical ragas to multi-genre music and lifestyle festivals, it’s going to be a blazing year for music addicts.

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