Music and Travel go hand in hand

The music industry today is so vibrant and dynamic! Just a few years ago we were introduced to the iPods and mp3. And today we have music festivals and concerts that attract thousands of fans from all over the world. This new phenomenon allows enthusiasts to combine two passions together: music and travel.

No matter where or how far we are travelling, we always listen to music during the trip to pass some time. Some song can transport you back to the time and place you heard it first. Attending a concert or a music festival can definitely be a rewarding and great experience for the music lover in you.

The journey to the destination of the festival can be exactly what the travel junkie in you needs. Festivals are a huge part of travelling. That is why so many people head to Rio during the famous Carnival. They are fun and crazy – just the way life should be! In fact travelling for music gives you the incredible opportunity of partying and having an unforgettable adventure.

There are many places with a buzzing music scene. However, some are more popular. Internationally, UMF, Tomorrowland, Coachella and Sensation White are world reenowned. The Indian music scene is soon catching up as well. Here are some of the best festivals in India to travel to for your music wanderlust:

1. Sunburn festival

Sunburn is an electronic music festival held at Candolim Beach, Goa every year. It was ranked as the 9th best festival in the world by CNN in 2009. The recent edition in 2013 saw big names like Afrojack, Pete Tong and Axwell perform. The power packed weekend is a great mix of music, shopping, food and entertainment. Sunburn is also being held in Mumbai and Noida.

Sunburn, Goa
Sunburn, Goa

2. Barcardi NH7 Weekender

Known as the best organized festival in India, NH7 is a three day indie festival held in Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. Past lineup includes Indian Ocean, Arjun Waghale, Pentagram and Midival Punditz. The festival is the brainchild of Only Much Louder. Some 10,000 people are expected to attend it every year. The festival even offers special discounts for students and people below the age of 21.

NH7 Weekender
NH7 Weekender

3. Fireflies Festival of Music

The Fireflies Festival of Sacred Music is an annual music festival held at the Fireflies Ashram off Kanakapura road, Bangalore. It was previously known as Bhoomi Jathre. The stage is set under a banyan tree, in an open air amphitheatre, adjacent to a lake and away from the city. Previous artists include Faiyaz Khan, Spinifex with Dr Mysore Manjunath and Dollu Kunitha.

Fireflies Festival
Fireflies Festival

4. Sulafest

Sula Vineyard’s day-long annual wine and music festival in Nashik has become quite the draw for the Mumbai, Pune crowd. Sulafest’s first edition was held in 2008 to celebrate the wine company’s 10th harvest. The 2014 festival saw songstress Susheela Raman and Brazilian DJ Anna, English ska band The Dualers and many others.

Sulafest
Sulafest

5. Storm Festival

The sponsors of this innovative festival have adopted the idea of camping around the festival ground. It is held in Coorg, Karnataka. This authentic camp-out event celebrates music in the serenity of nature. It combines various genres of music with a number of bands and jamming sessions.

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