Here are a few offbeat music festivals that help you discover new artists and tunes. And, it isn't Tomorrowland.
Sonus Festival, Croatia
With probably the best summer parties of electronic music that the world has to offer, the Sonus Festival is held at a small Island just off the coast of Croatia, right beside the Adriatic sea. Ending with the most exuberant Boat parties, this is a must-attend music festival taking place from the 18th to 22nd August this year. Annie Mac, Patrick Topping, Skream, The Martinez Brothers, and many such artists are a part of the line-up. To check out more and book your tickets, visit the official website here.
Held at the dream-like coastal resort of El Gouna, Egypt since 2013, this year’s Sandbox too will take place by the Red Sea, north of Hurghada. This electronic music festival offers its audience some exceptional experiences through its various opportunities to relax, credited to the organic element of being at the beach and the naturally refreshing weather. To be held from 13th to 15th June this year, Sandbox is a more intimate gathering of strangers that share their taste in music. The line-up includes artists like Ben UFO, Bob Moses, Denis Sulta and many more that you can check out on the official website here.
Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria
One of the world’s most unique music festivals, Meadows in the Mountain takes place in Bulgaria's scenic Rhodope Mountains since the last 2 years. Letting you escape from the urban trap into the wilderness of the local Bulgarian community, the diverse and free-spirited artists take you through four stages of inspiring music. This year, the 8th chapter of the festival is set to be from 6th to 9th June. Artists like Andrew James Gustav, Heels and Souls, Bradley Zero and many more can be caught on stage for this year’s event. For the entire Line-up visit the official website here, and book your tickets.
Lake of Stars, Republic of Africa
This internationally renowned festival takes place on the beautiful palm brimmed coast of Malawi and the magic will shimmer upon the people who would want to embrace the dance, music, culture, and art travels from all the nooks and corners of the world performing in one of Africa’s most diverse festivals ever. Starting off as just a small-time festival with just over a 100 people attending the festival to a festival now recognized by the BBC, Forbes, etc., the Lake of Stars project has managed to promote Malawian music, culture, and tourism; new genres of African culture and music which shouldn’t be missed. This year’s festival will take place and the imaginative Kachere Castle from 27 –29 September 2019. For more details visit the official Lake of Stars Website here and book your tickets.
Festival of Dalmatian Klapas in Omis, Croatia
One of Europe’s most traditional music festival is set up in Omis this year with a spectacular view of canyon in the background and the Cetina River flowing in the backdrop with Dalmatian "Klapas" being the core of this music. This music is derived from traditional church songs sung by fishermen and peasants expressing the true heart and soul of the Dalmatian people, and you will be astounded by the gentleness and the beauty of their voices. The festival of Dalmatian Klapas is truly special and unique in its own way and the fest is on the days between 29 June and 21 July. For more information about this festival go here.
Magnetic Fields, India
Introduced in the year 2014, a magical music carnival is hosted every year during the month of December. Offering a chance to live amongst the walls where historic kings used to live and experience music and dance under the stars, the festival is nothing but lit up. A culmination of contemporary music and Rajasthani culture and Heritage with underground international artists performing which lies from the genre of Rajasthani folklore music. You can celebrate the best of the international underground music here in the month of December and for more information, visit here.
Which one will you visit?