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

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

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.