The season of the carnivalesque, of camping and of weekend getaways is here for all music lovers. It’s that time of the year again when music lovers across the globe huddle towards weekends of partying, fun and culture all mixed in one. We give you an insight of music festivals happening around the globe that cannot be missed.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
The annual music and arts festival held in Indio, California is a paradise for music lovers of various genres with big names in the industry like Billie Eilish, Jaden Smith, Donald Glover, Black Pink, J Balvin Ariana Grande and Khalid among others performing. Known for its boho aesthetic and carnivalesque nature, this festival has transformed through the years into a melting point of culture, music and art mixed with enthusiasm and anticipation of the festival all year around.
Date:April 12- 21
Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival
The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues festival at Baikunth, set against the scenic backdrop of mountains, is a festival with its heart in the right place with all funds raised during the event being contributed towards the treatment of critically ill, under privileged children with Congenital Heart Defects. This musical mecca will have performances by Parikrama, Soundarya Jaychandran Maatibaani and Shubhangi Joshi Collective among others. The mountains are going to echo the beautiful melody and we can’t think of a more ideal weekend getaway.
Date: April 19 - 20
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Celebrating its 50th year, the annual celebration of Jazz and the culture of New Orleans, this festival presents big names from varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more. To celebrate decades of musical and cultural memories from the streets known as the “Cradle of Jazz” , a brilliant lineup of local and national artists like The Revivalists, J Balvin, The Head and The Heart, Leon Bridges, Katy Perry, Dave Matthews, Diana Ross, Pitbull, Logic, Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band and Chris Stapleton set to perform. For Jazz Lovers, this festival is not one to be missed.
Date: 26 April- 6 May
Text Samiksha Chaudhary