"Music is a language that transcends all barriers across the globe... Don't miss this exquisite occasion and experience the magic!" international singer Sting, patron of the festival, said in a statement.
Jodhpur's erstwhile royal Maharaja Gaj Singh II said Sufi music brings a "feeling of universality in the true spiritual sense".
"It is divine blend of power and tenderness. Having said that, WSSF will give both the national as well as the international artists a common ground to learn and discover rich Sufi traditions prevalent worldwide. It further gives them an opportunity to establish a connect between different cultures," he added.