It’s going to be a fiery year for music addicts as live music makes a rampant return! Check out the most popular performances of the year. From classic ragas to multi-genre music and lifestyle festivals, there is something for everyone!
If you are looking for a cultural potpourri of art, music, fashion and food, Vh1 Supersonic 2023 is the ultimate destination! From diverse musical styles across five stages, mouth-watering curation of food, and an eclectic flea market full of antiques and art, India is gearing up for one of the greatest multi-genre music and lifestyle experiences. With the recently announced line-up of British pop singer Anne-Marie (headline the festival), Nigerian sensation CKay, Gehraaiyan fame OAFF X Savera, and actor and musician Farhan Akhtar, festival lovers can be assured of a vibrant and dynamic ‘festival’. of first’ you don’t want to miss!
Where: Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune
When: February 24Work up to 26Work 2023
Mahindra Blues Festival
The Mahindra Blues Festival has established itself as an incredible convergence of indie and global blues sounds, with huge footfalls all over the world. This year spells magic for genre lovers with legendary lineups like Buddy Guy, Arinjoy Sarkar, the Arinjoy Trio, Taj Mahal and more. The event also offers fans and visitors world-class food options and malts to complete the celebration! The festival also recently launched submissions for the Mahindra Blues Band Hunt recognizing new indie blues talent.
Where: Mehboob Studios, Mumbai
When: February 11thWork and 12Work 2023
Highlights: A timeless blend of wine, gourmet food and music makes the Sula Vineyard festival a must-visit. This festival allows you to explore the world of wine like a real connoisseur, from the grape stomping and winemaking process to the tasting of different flavors. With live music from national and international artists and bands, as well as many other activities, this event will definitely tick off your list!
Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik
When: February 2ndcar to 5Work 2023
Margaji Maha Uzzabam
The Margazhi Maha Utsavam is one of Chennai’s most anticipated festivals held every December. The festival celebrates arts and culture, spiritual energy, and traditional music and dance. You can taste classical music and instruments like thavil, mridangam, ghatam, gottuvadyam, veena, flute and more. Chennai celebrates this cultural tradition that is widespread across the city, with renowned musicians and artists coming together to perform in temples, auditoriums and more. This “music and dance festival” also includes special puja and music events during the month of December in traditional and authentic music and dance formats.
Where: Perumal Temple, Chennai
When: December 2023
sacred music festival
The Sacred Music Festival will feature in the town, formerly home of the Tanjore Quartet and where the surname composer Thyagaraja lived and created most of his famous works. The Sacred Music Festival aims to bring back the best aspects of Tirubayaru’s culture, music, natural environment and way of life to preserve its history and promote responsible rural tourism.
Where: Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu
When: January 30thWork until February 3rdWork 2023, from Monday to Friday