High on music: End the year on a foot-thumping note!

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 05, 2014 15:55 IST

The best way to see off a rather eventful 2014 cannot be better than letting your hair down and re-living the year which has seen some of the best musical acts in the country.

From popular American thrash metal group Megadeth, to the electronic dance mogul Deadmau5, India has already witnessed some of the worldfs best artists produce a live treat for their fans here in the last eleven months. The last month will see a slew of famous musicians and acts from different genres perform across the country, and audiences will definitely be spoilt for choice. We give you a lowdown of four music festivals that have already been creating a lot of buzz.

Magnetic Fields: After debuting in 2013, the annual music festival in Rajasthan sees a variety of artists perform for three days. This year, starting December 12, the second edition of the three-day long festival will see performances of bass music legend and dubstep pioneer Mala, Parisian dream pop music producer Dream Koala and British musician BeGun, among others from around the globe.


The Indian contingent includes Monica Dogra, EDM project Dualist Inquiry and Curtain Blue.

Sunburn: In its 8th year, the music festival Sunburn is one of the most sought-after in the world. This year will mark new beginnings for the festival, which boasts the biggest line-up - of over 150 artists. Starting December 27, the threeday festival will see Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Knife Party, Sander van Doorn, Shaan, Anish Sood, Zaedan and many more.


Enchanted Valley Carnival: After acts such as Indian Ocean, The Raghu Dixit Project, Shaa'ir and Func and Martin Garrix performed in its inaugral edition last year, the music festival happening in Maharashtra will see popular musician David Guetta, Egyptian trance duo, Aly and Fila and German duo Kaiserdisco perform in the three-day festival that starts December 19.


Supersonic: Also in its second edition, Supersonic festival in Goa is considered the main rival of Sunburn Goa. Not suprisingly, the festival starts on December 27 and will run for four days (one day more than Sunburn).


It will see artists such as Above and Beyond, Paul Van Dyk, Dash Berlin, Dillon Francis Infected Mushrooms, Funkagenda, Gareth Emery, Vachan Chinnappa, Tuhin Mehta, Ajit Pai and Arjun Vagale, among others.

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