Places to Visit in India for Music & Concerts

 

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Agnelou

Do you like music? How do you listen to your favorite tunes? How about camping or while travelling to a new destination? It’s Music Day ! At Holidify.com, we are a bunch of travellers and we also share similar passion for music. We thought you might someone with similar preferences. 

Top 9 destinations in India with the best music festivals, best musicians and of course the best crowd to make the place live and vibrant:

1. Shillong, Meghalaya

Lou Majaw

Lou Majaw, the founder of Dylan Music Festival in Shillong has been performing for last 42 years

Music scene in Shillong: Dylan Festival, super cool culture with even a politician (an ex-minister is an ace blues harp player), Shillong also holds the world record for most number of people playing guitar in sync

Type of music in Shillong: Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock

When to visit Shillong: May

2. Goa

Sanjay Dutt performing at Sunburn, Goa

Sanjay Dutt performing at Sunburn, Goa

Why visit Goa for music: Sunburn Festival, Supersonic Festival, gigs all round the year, music being played in most cafes and pubs. Nothing much needs to be said about Goa except  that it is the coolest place in India.

Type of music in Goa: Trance, Electronica

When to visit Goa for music: December-January

3. Bangalore, Karnataka

Papon at NH7 Weekender, Bangalore

Papon at NH7 Weekender, Bangalore

Music Scene in Bangalore: NH7 Weekender Festival, Storm Festival,  Fireflies Festival of Music, Live music cafes and pubs

Type of music in Bangalore: Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Blues

When to visit Bangalore: Various concerts are organized between the months of September and March

4. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh, the backdrop of the Jodhpur International Folk Festival

Music scene in Jodhpur: Rajasthan International Folk Festival in the backdrop of the beautiful yet majestic Mehrangarh Fort

Type of Music in Jodhpur: Folk music

When to visit Jodhpur: October

5. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Peter Cat Recording Company performing at the Ziro Festival of Music, 2013, Arunachal Pradesh: Ziro festival of music

Peter Cat Recording Company performing at the Ziro Festival of Music, 2013

Music scene in Zero: Ziro Festival of Music takes place amidst the serene background of paddy fills on the foot-hills of the Himalayas in the extreme North-East part of India

Type of Music in Ziro: Rock, Pop, Blues, Electronica

 When to visit Ziro for music: September

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6. Pune, Maharashtra

Where it all started. NH7 Weekender, Pune

Where it all started. NH7 Weekender, Pune

Music scene in Pune: NH7 Weekender started off from Pune itself, Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav (biggest Indian classical festival in world)

Type of music in Pune: Rock, Pop,Rock, Metal, Electronic, Dance, Global, Classical

When to visit Pune for music: October – December

7.  Delhi-NCR

Hoobstank performing at Hard Rock Cafe, Delhi

Hoobstank performing at Hard Rock Cafe, Delhi

Music scene in Delhi:  Nh7 Weekender, Sunburn Festival, great music scene in pubs and cafes with Blue Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, Rendezvous Festival, Virasat Festival, Purana Qila Festival, Qutub Festival, International Jazz Festival and several other college festivals

Type of Music: Pop, Rock, Metal, Electronic, Dance, Folk

When: October-March

8. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Porcupine Tree performing in Mood Indigo 2009, Mumbai , Maharashtra: IIT Bombay music festival

Porcupine Tree performing in Mood Indigo 2009

Mumbai music scene:  Mood Indigo festivalMahindra Blues Festival, Independence Rock, Kala Ghoda Festival, Great music scene in pubs and cafes with Blue Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, several other college festivals with good music

Type of Music:  Blues, Rock, Pop,Rock, Metal, Electronic, Dance, Global, Jazz, Classical

When to visit Mumbai for music: October-March

9. Gwalior

DV Paluskar and Ramnarayan

Tansen Music Festival, Gwalior

Why Gwalior for music: Annual Tansen music festival is held here in the month of November when prominent musicians from all over the country come and perform various classical shows in the backdrop of the Tomb of Tansen.

Type of music in Gwalior: Classical, Folk

When to visit Gwalior: November

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