Ragasthan Music FestivalOfficially termed as ‘India’s Craziest Musical Festival’ Ragasthan is the unique celebration of music, arts and lifestyle in a completely unusual place and in unusual manners. The festival takes place in the Thar Desert of Jaisalmer, the ancient city of Rajasthan where it brings the wildest Indie, Rock, Pop, Electronic music performances on the desert. For the music lovers, it is one-of-a-kind event filled with equal amount of music, merriment and the madness in full swing.
Every year since 2012 the apparently unassuming dunes in the desert of Jaisalmer transform into a platform of music and music lovers. Performers and visitors from all over the world gather here in Jaisalmer for the Music Festival of Ragasthan. The desert lounge would let the nomads in us get out the selves and groove in the beats of electronica.
4 crazy days, 4 beautiful stages including one filmy-stage and more than 50 artists, Ragasthan offers you the rarest experience a music connoisseur could ever ask for. The festival takes place at the Khuri Dunes and goes on for the whole day and night for the four consecutive days, mostly in February. Ragasthan comprises of four dedicated stages; Mario, Ammara and Olun are for the musical shows and Ujalo as the film Screening Tent showcasing some vintage films from the sixties and eighties. Each tent is booked for a certain period of time.
A food stall including the bar facility called ‘Mauro’ will also be there for the hard-core foodies. The food stalls and the refreshing counters belong to a zone called ‘Khamma Ghani Sa’ which in Rajasthani language means ‘Welcome’. ‘Udham’ will welcome the adventure-seekers with Paintball, Hot Air Baloons and many more adventure sports. And finally, for the art enthusiasts, there will also be a tent called Galiyaro, fully dedicated to the arts and crafts.
The artist’s zone at the Ragashthan is called ‘Hathai’ where the bunch of artists from across the world display their sculptures, graffiti, pottery, sand art , photography, drawing and whatnot. The podiums are built for the snap-catchers to get a bird’s-eye view of the festival ground. Birakha or the Eco Zone shows the Eco-friendly feature of Ragasthan. The festival also has an individual zone for the Sci-Fi and Graphic display.
The visitors here would self-discover in an uncommon journey accompanied by the surreal world of music. As the festival itself is nomadic in nature, the accommodation facilities are just in accordance with the rustic nature which also provides with the Eco friendly arrangements. First of all, the festival is completely and religiously plastic-free.
Then for the rest part, the luxurious Swiss tents, Cots, Bring Your Own Tent (BYOT) or even lying on the sands under the open sky- Ragasthan has it all. The camping at Ragasthan or literally creating your own ‘Dhani’ or village at the festival ground is one of the most stunning aspects of this festival. The psychedelic music, vibrant stages, delightful foods, and cups full of tea, bonfire, the hammocks, a clear starry sky and nights in tents-all these would definitely leave a life-time effect on the visitor’s mind and soul. The camel or the open jeep ride across the Thar would also be an enchanting experience. To sum up, the Ragasthan Music Festival is an experience the music and adventure seekers can never afford to miss at least once in a lifetime.
Details of the Ragasthan Music Festival 2017Venue: Khuri Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
3rd Floor, A N Chambers, Turner Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai- 400050
Phone No. +91 9619071456, +91 9867410457
Tickets will be available online