Returning for its 5th mammoth edition, Magnetic Fields Festival will take place from December 15-17 this year.
Magnetic Fields Festival is regarded as one of the most exciting arts and music festivals in the world, and there has been high anticipation for the festival to roll out its 5th edition this year. The most recent development is the announcement of the stellar phase one lineup that is as varied and vibrant as the atmosphere of Magnetic Fields itself is.
The 3-day music festival will take place at the iconic 17th-century palace, Alsisar Mahal, from December 15-17 this year. While Magnetic Fields Festival continues its partnership for the third consecutive year with Red Bull Music Academy, it also has partnered with Indian contemporary brand, Bira 91.
Slated to take place at the newly christened day-stage, namely the Bira 91 South Stage, will be some of electronic music’s most exciting performers such as – London-based producer of Indian origin Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet, Machinedrum, TEEBS, Indian act – The Ska Vengers, who will be returning from an illustrious tour of some top notch UK festivals, and Sid Vashi and emotive electronica act, Ape Echoes. As is the tradition at Magnetic Fields each year, the festival will be opened by a new talent, this year being Bangalore-based audio-visual act, Aerate Sound, who will open the festival on Friday evening.
A special addition to the day-stage will be the brand new audio-visual act, Different Trains 1947, that depicts the historical and contemporary cultures of UK and India. Different Trains 1947 is an audiovisual composition that features artists like Actress, Jack Barnett, Sandunes, Jivraj Singh, Priya Purushothaman and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
The night-time stage remains the same Red Bull Music Academy North Stage, that like always will feature DJs and producers who have established a niche in a certain style or sound. Keeping with this, the night stage will host influential greats Ben UFO, and current hot favourite, Jayda G. Joining the stalwarts will be rave and jungle sound master Special Request, and Indian DJ Stalvart John.
Sticking to tradition, reggae and dub sounds will be kept alive at the Desert Disco Oasis, courtesy of the BFR Sound System, and will feature Delhi Sultanate and Begum X on Sunday afternoon.
The 5th edition of Magnetic Fields will also see the return of last year’s popular ensemble, The Piano Man Jazz Club who will be joined by The Latination, who are a Latin-jazz quartet.
This year’s theme of the festival is “laws of attraction”, and it seems like the theme has set in early as we are only attracted to this festival as their lineup gets revealed.
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