9 Music Festivals To Watch Out For This Winter

Folk music, reggae, jazz and the best of electronica the last quarter of 2019 has an incredible lineup of musical festivals. And yes, these tunes are absolutely worth travelling for.
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Tired of commercial music events like Weekender and Supersonic Try these festivals across India and the West that are coming up this winter

International Jazz Music Festival October 11 to 13 

The festival, now in its third edition, will bring together legendary international jazz performers. Day 1 will see performances by the Dal Segno Trio (ft. LaToya Smith), and saxophonist Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio Day 2 has the Mandy Gaines Quartet and the Round Midnight Orchestra and Day 3 features the Yuval Cohen Sextet and the Mingus Dynasty Quinet. It&rsquos an exceedingly rare opportunity to witness some of the best in the genre.

Where NCPA, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tickets are available here

Marwar Festival October 12 to 13

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A romantic, city-wide celebration of Marwar&rsquos heritage and the Rajputana spirit. Performers include troupes of folk vocalists, instrumentalists, ghoomar and kalbeliya dancers, and locals are decked up in all their finery. It&rsquos one of Jodhpur&rsquos grandest celebrations. 

Where Jodhpur, Rajasthan at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, and Mandore.Ticket links, once they are out, will be found here.

Majuli Music Festival 2019 November 15 to 17

Meant to be a flagship festival for the island, the event seeks to conserve and promote the unique music, art, culture and ecological diversity of Majuli, the world&rsquos largest river island.

Where Jengraimukh Smart Town, Bor Pamua 1, Majuli, Assam. Tickets aren&rsquot out yet, but you can call 91-6900288211 or visit their Facebook page for updates. 

Magnetic Fields Festival December 13 to 15

One of India&rsquos best-known celebrations of contemporary music and art will enter its seventh year in 2019. Enjoy live performances, local delicacies, unique tenting packages and the grandeur of a battle-hardened palace-turned-hotel.

Where Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati, Rajasthan. For festival passes and accommodation packages, see magneticfields.in

Off Beat Music Festival October 3 to 5

A citywide music festival showcasing Nevada&rsquos growing music scene, plus performances from regional and national artists. We personally don&rsquot recognise a single name from the lineup, but given the festival&rsquos unique indie branding and reputation, it sounds like a whole lot of fun and discovery. 

Where Over 15 venues across Reno, Nevada. For ticket, food and accommodation options, visit the official website.

Stockholm Jazz Festival October 11 to 20

Sweden&rsquos biggest jazz festival enters its 39th year with performances spread across 60 venues in the city. Featuring orchestras, guitarists, soloists, dance crews and performance art, it&rsquos one of the formidable events in European music.

Where Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden. Ticket prices vary for each concert. For more information, visit the official website or follow the Facebook page.

One Love Music Festival and Wroclaw Hip Hop Festival November 23

This is one of Europe&rsquos largest music festivals. Two separate events are spread over the same weekend at the modernist Centennial Hall, and the combined genres on offer include reggae, alternative, drum & bass, dancehall, ska, soul, breakbeat and world music. 

Where Wystawowa 1, Wroclaw, Poland. You can buy separate and combined tickets here.

Amsterdam Dance Event October 16

A mega-conference and festival for the entire spectrum of electronic music, the Amsterdam Dance Event has 1000 shows spread across 200 venues. Industrial settings, educational sessions, impeccable sets and world-class musicians make this an unmissable event.  

Where Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cork Jazz Festival October 24 to 28

An annual event in south-west Ireland, the festival draws over 1,000 jazz musicians and an ever-growing entourage of fans 'across the entire jazz spectrum&rsquo. Down these smooth tunes with a pint of Guinness&mdashthe brand is the official sponsor of the event. You can view the lineup here.

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