ANNIVERSARIES:

! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

Xpressions - 2019 ODISHA

Date: 8 th -10 th November 2019
Venue: Bhubaneswar

XIMB is all set to host “Xpressions”; one of the biggest and truly magnanimous shows in all of
India from 8 th -10 th November 2019. The festival shall give wings to the desires and aspirations of
the young minds from almost 100 colleges by providing them a stage to express themselves and
showcase their talent.
 

Paddy Fields Mumbai

Date: 29 nov 2019
Venue: Nesco Centre Hall
Paddy Fields is India’s only music festival that takes the beauty of folk music from across the country and packages and presents it to an audience weaned on Bollywood and International music!I

Sunhere Alfaaz- Lyrics of the Golden Era Mumbai

Date: 22 Nov 2019
Venue: Nehru Center Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai.

With the vision of transforming the lives of the underprivileged rural communities, Light of Life Trust announces a musical fundraiser “Sunhere Alfaaz - Lyrics of the Golden Era”, a bouquet of evergreen melodies performed by Sanjeevani Bhelande.
Contact Details:harpal@lolt.in
9619096960

Ace Productions - I Love Mumbai Mumbai

Date: 10 nov 2019  | 7:30 PM to 8:50 PM
Venue: St Andrews Auditorium

The craziest comedic duo is back once again! Raell Padamsee’s ACE Productions brings to you Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijayakar with their humorous take on all things Mumbai and our very own Mumbaikars! And this doesn’t end here... we even have the most versatile star of stars, Shahriyar Atai.

Immerse yourself in a highly interactive evening full of fun and laughter, filled with electrifying songs and dances... “I Love Mumbai" Metros, Monorails mayhem and so much more ...

U2's Tour India Mumbai

Date: 15 Dec 2019
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.

One final show in 2019 -  and it’s in Mumbai as the band take The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 to India. 
"Mumbai is the perfect city to end our JT 2019 tour, " says Larry Mullen. "Very excited to see you there."
"We’re much looking forward to bringing a dash of Dublin to Mumbai, India," adds Adam Clayton. "A country famous for its rich culture of art, music, movies, theatre, literature, food and so much more. There is a lot of excitement in the U2 camp."

The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 kicks off in Auckland on 8 November and will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, before moving on to Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Manila… and finishing up in Mumbai.
"We have been around the world with The Joshua Tree," says The Edge. "And we can’t think of a better place to celebrate the end of this tour. Mumbai, India, we’re coming for you, I hope you’re ready!” 

Rendezvous 2.0 .

Date:   November 16, 2019
Venue: Kaifi Azmi Park, Juhu, Mumbai.

Rendezvous 2.0, a Unique Bhakti & Ibaadat confluence presented by noted Bollywood singer Nandini Srikar & Classical & Fusion singer Chandana Bala Kalyan.

They will present traditional sufi and bhakti compositions in a very contemporary manner yet in a classy way. It is expected to be jam packed and star studded nite with celebrities and musicians from Bollywood expected.

It is sponsored by EPC MARINE AND LOGISTICS SERVICES & SEASCORE SERVICES, two prominent offshore marine service providers in offshore and marine oil field services.

ENTRY FREE...

International Sand Art Festival Konark, Orissa

Dates: 1 & 5 Dec 2019
Venue: Chandrabhaga Beach, Odisha

The International Sand Art Festival is a remarkable cultural event held by the Orissa Tourism Department. Held at the Chandrabhaga Beach, 3 km from Konark, the sand art festival is an event for people in love with sand creations. It is one of the events which highlights Orissa and its wonderful tourism opportunities.

The Sand festival celebrates sand sculptures produced by skillful sand artists. Not just the traditional sand sculptures, get ready for all kinds of exhibits. Expect sand, stone, bronze or wood, created by skillful sand artists. The sand festival is free for spectators. Remind yourself the excitement of creating things with sand.

Far Out Left Mumbai

Date: 15 – 16 November 2019
Venue: The Great Eastern Home

Art and culture have always been synonymous with electronic dance music and have been one of the most influential forces behind the rise of the global phenomenon for over three decades. In India they are inter-twined more intimately than once was imagined, with the need for expression being channelled through dance music culture.
With this in mind, Regenerate & Social present the second edition of ‘Far Out Left’ , a boutique two-day dance music experience that’s to be held on the grounds of the iconic and gorgeous ‘Great Eastern Home’, located in the city of Mumbai, India.

After an unbelievable and eye-opening first year, the festival is back to the incredible and now much revered space that opened it’s doors last year. Aimed to play it’s part in encouraging electronic music inclusivity, the promotion of genre-agnostic sounds and an experience of a city festival.

Sunburn Festival 2019 Goa

Date: 27-29 December 2019
Venue: Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Genre: EDMElectronicHouse


Come relive the music, relive the memories, relive Sunburn. Sunburn Festival is Asia's biggest electronic music festival, and this December the festival returns to its homeland – Goa – for three sprawling days of house, EDM and pop on Vagator Beach. Recent lineups have included dance royalty such as Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more, who all played out underneath Sunburn's iconic stage production, visuals and pyrotechnics. So big is Sunburn that it is now the third largest dance festival in the world, after Tomorrowland and Ultra, and attracts people from more than 52 countries, who each year make the journey to India to experience it first-hand.

OnePlus Music Festival Mumbai

Date: 16 Nov 2019
Venue: Mumbai
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is hosting a music festival in India this year.
OnePlus has announced that it will be organising a music concert in Mumbai in November 2019. The upcoming music festival is expected to host several international as well as local music artists. The company teased a short video on YouTube and Twitter announcing the upcoming event.
You can also see a dedicated microsite called "OnePlus Music Festival". This is the first time that the brand is hosting a music festival. The company is expected to announce the names of featuring artists soon on the website.
nePlus is known for finding different ways to engage with consumers. One of the examples is the frequent pop-up events that take place every now and then

Electric Daisy Carnival-EDC Orlando 2019 Tinker Field, Orlando, United States of America

Date: 8-10 November 2019
Venue: Tinker Field, Orlando, United States of America
Genre: Dubstep

The world's biggest DJs in the Sunshine State. Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando is the winter edition of the global EDC festival series. Growing to 3 days for the first time this year, the festival is a massive EDM celebration. One of the biggest electronic music brands in the world, EDC has made its name through curating eye-popping lineups and all-out stage production. Although undoubtedly the main event, beyond the music the festival is a full on amusement park, with attractions like rollercoasters and zip line for you to try. 

Disrupt 2019 Mumbai

Date & Time: Nov 23 at 4 PM – Nov 24 at 11 PM
Venue:TBA, Mumbai

Disrupt 2019 are back this year on the 23rd and 24th of November 2019 with bigger plans which we cannot wait to share with you! Mark the dates and keep your eyes peeled! 

Magnetic Fields Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

Date: December 13-15 
Venue: Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

The three-day contemporary arts and music festival have featured in the past the likes of Four Tet, Khruangbin, Daphni, Shigeto, Shanti Celeste, Jayda G, Floating Points, Bicep, Sandunes, Peter Cat Recording Co., BLOT!, BFR Sound System and more.

The festival passes can be purchased with the various accommodation options, that include rooms within the Alsisar Mahal, luxury tents in the Beduoin Village, fully-equipped classic tents and the option to ‘pitch your own tent’.Check outthe Magnetic Fields website for tickets and further information, and follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

MARIBOU STATE (LIVE), THE BLACK MADONNA, HUNEE, PALMS TRAX, ROSS FROM FRIENDS, DEENA ABDELWAHED, THE F16S & SO MUCH MORE!
For our 7th year in the desert, we knew we had to do something really special. From unique commissions to some of dance music’s most exciting and inspiring acts. There’s a lot to get excited about for #MagFields2019. Leading the bill is UK based electronica act; Maribou State. The duo come to Alsisar with a live band – definitely a highlight on the BUDx South Stage which will also host a live show from hotshot producer Ross from Friends, Chennai-based The F16s and newbies Okedo.BUDxYARD as always offers a unique and intimate space to dance the night away with one of the finest selectors in the scene, HAAi, alongside Parisian DJ and producer, Simo CellShama Anwar, and some very very special guests...The Black Madonna will finally also be joining us on the Red Bull North Stage this year. Keeping her company will be Tunisian DJ and producer Deena Abdelwahed, upcoming DJ and promoter Nazira, Gqom pioneer DJ Lag and Mumbai-based Chhabb .The JioSaavn Sundowner will also feature debut performances from acts like MonophonikPulpy Shilpy, San Francisco-based sound architect and synthesist, OSE and a special show, Abhi Meer Presents: ‘Spektra’.

 

That’s not it. MF favourite Palms Trax returns to see the festival out in the desert alongside so much more.
We just simply can't wait to join you for another year of dancing under the stars, palace adventures and lots of surprises.

ESA PRESENTS: AMANDLA

South African-raised, UK-based DJ and producer Esa joins for an all-night set focussing around the theme of ‘Amandla: Music To The People’. The title inspiration comes from a popular chant during the era of the apartheid, “Amandla, Awethu,” which translates to, “The power is ours.”
It’s also a shared name with his recent Soundway Records compilation which spans electronic music from around the globe.

MAGNETIC FIELDS PRESENTS 'FIELDLINES'

‘Fieldlines’ is an immersive residency taking place in the week running up to the festival at Alsisar Mahal.
International and Indian sound artists will live and work together, alongside traditional folk musicians from the region. It is the social interaction in Rajasthan, the shared experience of food, architecture, nature and local traditions, which will be felt in the live presentation on stage.

PARADISE AT THE PEACOCK CLUB

A carnival of good vibes, sparkle, smiles and disco on Sunday night with one of dance music’s warmest characters and best selectors, Hunee.
Every DJ would like to think of themselves a real musical connoisseur, but Hunee really is – it’s not him that says so, but pretty much anyone else whenever the man born Hun Choi pops up in conversation. His DJ sets have of course taken him all over the world from Australia to Asia, America to Europe, but they take listeners much further.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ALSISAR
More than just a music festival… discover traditional folk music, experience some of the country’s finest performance artists, savour local delicacies, watch storytellers weave tales of intrigue or decompress in our Sanctuary

Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2019 Pune

Date &  Venue 
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019-  Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune
1 Nov - 2 Nov - Meghalya

 

The happiest music festival is back, and and  celebrating year 10. 10 years of bringing wonderful music and the happiest weekend of the year to our fans across the country! We're coming back home to Pune to celebrate one decade of joy and music with a festival for the books, from 29 Nov - 1 Dec. Get your tickets now before prices go up. We also have special priced tickets for our fans below 21 years of age .

Pitchfork Music Festival PARIS

Date: 31 Oct - 1 & 2 Nov 2019
Venue: Grande Halle de la Villette.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris is the not-to-be-missed music event of fall. The event’s home is right in the heart of the Grand Halle de la Villette in Paris’ 19tharrondissement, and has been since 2011. Over three days, the festival welcomes a music-mad crowd with an ambitious line-up that is unrivalled, showcasing the best international music from the indie scene.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Pitchfork Paris, or #P4Kparis for those in the know, is back on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November at the Grand Halle de la Villette.

Wonderfruit 2019 Pattaya, Thailand

Thailand Date: 12-16 December 2019
Venue: The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya,

Thailand’s celebration of arts, music, food and ideas. Now in its sixth year, Wonderfruit returns to The Fields at Siam Country Club once again for another unforgettable journey of musical and artistic discovery in the gorgeous Thai countryside. Built on six pillars – art and architecture, wellness, farm to feasts, music, family, and talks and workshops – Wonderfruit packs 24 hours of diverse programming into four days and four nights for an action-and-discovery-packed experience to inspire Wonderers of all ages. 
With an environmentally conscious ethos, Wonderfruit encourages sustainable living and brings together a global community to celebrate it, proving that decadence and hedonism can go hand-in-hand with social responsibility.  This year's edition is set to feature international live music acts and DJs, perspective-shifting talks and workshops, world-class cuisine, cutting-edge architecture, and much more.


 

Interviews

Venues

Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.