Thought the festival season was over? Think again!
In the next two months, genre-bending, eclectic, massive and immensely popular music festivals will be taking place all across the globe. From Iceland Airwaves in Iceland to Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival in India, The Sherp has carefully curated a delightful mix of the absolute best festivals taking place this season!
1. Bacardi NH7 Weekender
Where: Shillong (October 23 to 24), Kolkata (October 31 to November 1), Delhi (November 28 to 29), Bangalore (December 5 to 6) & Pune (4 to 6), India
When: October – December, 2015
Bacardi NH7 Weekender is one of the most popular fests in India, and for good reason. Known for its laidback nature and expansive lineups, this colourful and diverse festival has something for everybody. After its inception in 2010, the festival has received immense appreciation for being the biggest platform for Indian independent music and artists, thus bringing together and cultivating a thriving indie culture in several Indian cities every year.
More details : nh7.in/weekender
(Images Courtesy : Bacardi NH7 Weekender/Facebook)
2. Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
Where: Reykjavik, Iceland
When: November 4-8, 2015
Known for their beautifully curated lineups and the extraordinary vision that is Iceland, this festival is a must-visit for every alt-rock enthusiast. Having featured acts like Bjork and Sigur Ros, both of whom are considered great veterans in their genres, Iceland Airwaves will definitely make you want to visit this tiny volcanic island. Iceland Airwaves is a humble, intimate festival that is all about the love of music and losing yourself in your surroundings.
More details : icelandairwaves.is
(Images Courtesy : Iceland Airwaves Music Festival/Facebook)
Where: All over Australia
Australia’s leading music festival – Stereosonic, has just unveiled their entire schedule for 2015. The travelling festival will rally across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane over November – December this year with a range of acts that prove why Stereosonic is the mecca of Australian music festivals. 40 artists have been announced to perform at all 5 cities. Highlighting the best in trap, trance, big room, and house – Stereosonic has left no stone un-turned in terms of musical variety. With a challenging schedule and fans with high expectations, we can only hope this year’s Stereosonic doesn’t disappoint. Major Lazer, Galantis, Armin Van Burren, Diplo, Dj Snake are only some of the EDM hotshots that will be performing at this year’s editions!
More details : stereosonic.com.au
When: December 11 to 12
The completion of 2015 will be celebrated in the most grand fashion across Southeast Asian countries as several festivals are organised at the time to make for the most opportune party. Of them, Singapore’s Zoukout has earned quite the reputation of being the electronic dance music haven that it the most successful. With its 2015 edition featuring the likes of Dixon, DJ Snake, DVBBS, Kaskade, Tiesto, Jamie Jones and R3HAB, there is no stopping the force of its brilliance. Additionally, the festival’s pristine location, the Siloso Beach proves an able backdrop for party shenanigans.
More details : zoukout.com/2015
(Images Courtesy : ZoukOut/Facebook)
5. Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival
When: December 17 to 20, 2015
Where: Aamby Valley
Enchanted Valley Carnival is one of the very few Indian festivals that gives you a scenic festival experience without actually requiring you to travel days to avail it. Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of Aamby Valley, BEVC brings together music enthusiasts with electronic and live music, adventure sports and great weather. This year’s lineup features Tiesto, who will be performing at an Indian music festival for the first time, as well as Fat Boy Slim and Ferry Corsten. You can also camp out at the festival’s impressive camping arena (which starts a day earlier than the music) that boasts of social bonhomie and have a great time under the stars.
More details : www.evc.co.in
(Images Courtesy : BEVC and Festival Sherpa/Facebook)
Where: Pattaya, Thailand
When: December 17 to 20
Fans of immersive, profound and intrinsically sensitive festival experiences will find great solace in the spirit of Thailand’s Wonderfruit festival. Cleverly held at the compellingly peaceful city of Pattaya, Wonderfruit, which extends over the farms at Siam Country is an event rooted in earthiness, soul search, and conscious living. With events ranging from music, to arts, to wellness, healthy practices, the festival is a true getaway for the traveller and the art connoisseur, alike. Lovers of indie music will be heavily awarded with some of the most qualitative acts from around the world. The art fan will be visually satisfied from offerings right from majestic art installations to delightful graffiti work. Along with this, practices such as yoga, kids activities, food curation are all healthily encouraged.
More details : wonderfruitfestival.com
(Image Courtesy : Wonderfruit/Facebook)
When: December 11 to 12
As the self-proclaimed biggest dance music festival in Indonesia, the Djakarta Warehouse Project is somewhat of a cultural legend. The festival is known for establishing the mood for the upcoming new year celebrations by putting together a festival that is both raging, as it is spectacular. With names like DJ Rayel, Dillon Francis, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake, Claptone, Cashmere Cat, Jack Ü, Major Lazer and Jamie Jones to name a few, you know where the party’s at this December.
More details : www.djakartawarehouse.com
(Images Courtesy : DWP/Facebook)
8. Magnetic Fields Festival
When: December 18 to 20, 2015
Where: Alsisar, Rajasthan, India
Magnetic Fields is one of the most culturally eclectic music festivals in India. Every winter, Alsisar Mahal, the 17th Century palace-turned-hotel, provides the perfect background for ethnic and diverse performances to be held there. The three-day festival features stargazing workshops, morning yoga sessions, art installations and wandering poets that write haikus on the spot to dawn-breaking parties with kite-flying sessions alongside performances by more than 40 artists from all over the world.
More details : magneticfields.in
(Images Courtesy : Magnetic Fields/Facebook)
9. Vh1 Supersonic
When: December 27 to 30
Where: Candolim, Bardez, Goa, India
Being one of the biggest electronic music festivals in India, Vh1 Supersonic has a class of its own. Candolim beach comes alive every year-end because of this fantastically organised festival, that concentrates on issues like women’s safety and drug-intolerance. If you’re looking to enjoy dance music, without the hectic chaos that comes with it Vh1 Supersonic is the festival for you.
More details : www.gosupersonic.in
(Images courtesy : VH1 Supersonic/Facebook)
When: December 26 to 29
Where: Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Sunburn prides itself on being one of the pioneering forces of electronic dance music in India. Sunburn plays host to over a hundred thousand attendees on the scenic beaches of Goa every year, bringing along some of the biggest names in the international dance music industry. Over the years, Sunburn has become a well established EDM festival and has single-handedly impacted how India’s festival culture is viewed around the world.
More details : sunburn.in
(Images Courtesy : Sunburn/Facebook)
11. Beyond The Valley
An absolutely marvellous New Year’s Eve festival that packs in a massive punch. Eclectic artists, camping in teepees and general revelry are the only things to be had. Hosted in a gorgeous venue by the ocean, the fest’s line-up includes Boyz Noise, Crooked Colours, Seth Troxler, Pusha T, Miami Horror and much much more!
More details : www.beyondthevalley.com.au
(Images Courtesy : Beyond The Valley/Facebook)
When: December 29-31
Where: South Lake Tahoe, CA
The SnowGlobe festival is held in California, staged around New Year’s Eve, providing one of the most amazing spectacles amid the freezing temperatures. For electronic music fans, who dig snow, literally and figuratively, the SnowGlobe Music Festival is an absolute haven, as its 2015 lineup features artists such as Jack Ü, Kaskade, Chet Faker, Eric Prydz, to name a few. To add to this, the setting of the festival, that is the gorgeous South Lake Tahoe is a sight to behold, as it is lit up to reflect a quaint winter evening, with warm yellow lights and theatrical art pieces.
More details : snowglobemusicfestival.com