At Magnetic Fields Nomads, some answers for music festivals grappling with challenges of COVID-19 era
While the past year has stripped audiences of the opportunities to enjoy live events, festivals such as Magnetic Fields are trying new approaches that might serve as blueprints for others.
Glastonbury cancellation for second year in row causes concern among European music festival circuit
As Britain's Glastonbury festival cancels for the second consecutive year because of the coronavirus, uncertainly looms over European music festival calendar.
Goa govt revokes permission for Sunburn 2020; fest to be rescheduled once COVID-19 picture is clearer, say organisers
These latest updates cap nearly a week of controversies for the EDM festival, beginning with Sunburn's announcement on 1 November.
Goa Congress opposes Sunburn fest amid COVID-19; state health minister says stringent safety protocol will be followed
Congress leaders staged a protest outside a hotel in Panaji, where the organisers of the Sunburn music festival were to address a press conference.
Reeling under COVID-19 impact, India's live events giants mull future approach for audience changed by pandemic
In 2019, the live events market in India was valued at Rs 8,300 crores. It was estimated to reach Rs 12,200 crores by 2022. Between January-April 2020, however, the industry was found to have incurred losses worth Rs 40,000 crores, and the numbers have only risen since then
ShiRock festival turns the spotlight on Manipur's lively culture, with performances by Nazareth, Extreme
ShiRock is a state-sponsored rock festival in Manipur, held as a part of an image-building exercise for the state that's been in the national headlines for insurgencies for years now. Started in 2017, ShiRock, in its third edition, has finally managed to find its place in the national and North East Indian music festival calendar.
Oya Festival in Oslo is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe. Its line-ups, like those of Primavera Sound in Barcelona, continue to amaze fans year after year.
Two decades later, and despite recent disasters like the Fyre Festival, Woodstock 1999 remains a handy guidebook for all the 'dont's' in the music festival business
India now has a legit music festival scene, but events' programming must be as innovative as packaging
According to industry estimates, almost 25 music festivals are held in India, which is not bad for a country which has witnessed festivals for only a decade
Flash sales for tickets to music festivals such as VH1 Supersonic, months before the line-up is even announced, is a little like buying a ticket to a holiday without knowing the specifics of the itinerary
Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?
There’s no denying that female musicians are underrepresented across the board around the globe — at festivals, on the charts, on streaming platforms and even in the studio as producers
Whether or not it united everyone who relates to Kabir’s poetry, the Mahindra Kabira Festival did well to present a fairly holistic experience that’s not just trying to reel in foreigners or tourists
Bengaluru is hosting the second edition of the Echoes of Earth (EOE) festival today
Music festival season is here. From Bacardi NH& Weekender to the Jodhpur RIFF, we tell you which one's the best fir for you:
The eighth edition of Boston Calling signalled a few changes — moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex, cutting down from bi-annual outings to just the one edition and thus, presumably scaling up the artist billing. And when you get prog rock’s most loved band Tool on your lineup, you know you have to measure up and offer something in a similar space.
One of Germany's biggest music festivals, Rock am Ring, was interrupted over a "possible terrorist threat," police said.
It was not too long ago that only a handful of music festivals were organised in India. There was Sunburn, and then the NH7 Weekender — the go-to events on every music lover's list. Cut to today, when almost every part of India, today, boasts of a music festival. What's prompted so many fests to spring up?
The line-up at Nariyal Paani this year offers an exciting mash-up of Indian and international independent artistes performing live original music
With Jodhpur RIFF, Mahindra Blues and Bangalore Open Air, no matter your taste in music, 2017 has you covered
NH7, Sunburn, Nariyal Paani: over December and January, there's a whole host of live events to look forward to, whether it's music, art of literature you're interested in. Take your pick.