Lately, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has become all the rage with our Indian youth. EDM concerts are packed to bursting point with the frenzied crowd screaming and yelling in excitement. However, the setting isn’t exactly warm and welcoming; in fact, some people find themselves to be incoherent from such festivals. But nothing to worry! For those of you who don’t believe in squandering away your hard-earned money at such overrated EDM festivals and concerts, India has a lot more to offer. Take a look at five of the best alternatives to overrated EDM festivals:
Even watching TV can’t beat watching actors performing live before an audience. The intensity of the emotions is so contagious that it grows on the viewers. Check out some of the most famous Indian plays which include Ashvin Gidwani Productions’ History of India: VIRritten, Blame It On Yashraj and Battle Of Da Sexes; Motley’s Einstein and Poor Box Productions’ The Vagina Monologues. Theatre-plays are truly a delight for connoisseurs of performing arts, and almost anybody who is willing to give it a chance.
Bangalore Literature Festival
Known to be one of the nation’s biggest literature festivals, the Bangalore Literature Festival celebrates the very concept and the true essence of Indian and international literature. It provides a platform for interaction between prominent Indian and international authors, aspiring authors and readers from around the world.
A Ferriswheel Entertainment’s performing arts festival, Worldfest promises to be a melting pot of cultures and experiences from around the world. The festival features Performing Arts, Music and Food festivals, all at one place between December 17 and 21, 2014. Various nations from around the world including Poland, Brazil, Slovenia and Thailand, will be present at Worldfest 2014 at Lavasa. This is bound to be the paradise for wanderlust travelers, featuring various countries coming together all at one place.
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Ragasthan Music Festival
Aptly touted ‘India’s Craziest Music Festival’, Ragasthan is a ten-day festival that celebrates every possible genre of music in the world. International artists perform alongside their Indian counterparts at the Ragasthan Music Festival. Attended by thousands, who camp out in tents put up in the desert every year, it is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Rajasthan around February every year.
India Art Fair
Held in Delhi at the end of January every year since its inception in 2008, the India Art Fair plays host to over hundreds of artists from all over Asia. A grand exhibition of fine art from the crème de la crème of the world of art, the India Art Fair is the largest and most attended art festival in Asia.
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Contrary to popular belief, even if you’re not enamoured by the rising trend of EDM, there is a whole lot of actual fun you can have!