Most of us fail to keep up those merry cheers of Christmas and the high spirits of New Year post the first week of January. If the thought of getting back to routine life or the pressure of sticking to your New Year resolutions is bringing you down, head to these colourful festivals for a hearty dose of dance, drama, music and masti!
1. VH1 Supersonic
Vh1 Supersonic is a one of its kind multi-genre music festival that brings together the most popular music artistes from the country and around the world.
This year’s super lineup comprises Major Lazer, Marshmello, Incubus (childhood nostalgia anyone?), Alt-J, Dillon Francis, Arjun Vagale, Parekh and Singh, Kohra and Su Real among others.
Apart from hours and hours of dancing to non-stop music, this fun event has other attractions like the Superflea, Beer Garden, Action Central and After Hours party for you to indulge in, one vice at a time.
Dates: 9-11 February 2018
Venue: Laxmi Lawns, Pune
2. Rann Utsav
Organised by the tourism department of Gujarat, this mesmerising winter carnival, set against the backdrop of the serene white desert of Kutch, will conclude on 20 February 2018 at the Tent City, a temporary city near the village of Dhordo.
Rann Utsav lets you experience the authentic beauty of Kutch through its colourful heritage of folk dances, folk music, handicrafts, camel carts, stargazing and sightseeing.
All your interests are taken care of with provisions for adventure sports like ATV, paramotoring, Trikke Ride and paintball as well as indoor activities like meditation, rejuvenation sessions and art exhibitions.
Dates: 1 November 2017 to 20 February 2018
Venue: Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
3. National Street Food Festival
In India, the diversity of our culture gets reflected in the unique and delicious food one finds on the streets in different parts of the country.
The 9th edition of the National Street Food Festival is here to tickle your taste buds with street food from more than 500 best street food vendors from all over India.
After eating to your heart’s desire, you can spend your day attending magic shows, grooving to solo and rock band performances or participating in fun games and competitions . . . till you feel hungry again.
Dates: 12-14 January 2018
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
4. ARC’s Annual Festival
Atelier Repertory Company aka ARC, is a nationally recognised travelling theatre company that started with the aim of taking theatre to small cities and towns of North India.
As part of its annual festival, it will showcase four plays of different genres: Project Antigone, Kuchh Afsaney, Short Circuit, and Khusar Phusar, that it has created in 2017.
Dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th of February 2018
Venue: Akshara Theatre, New Delhi
5. Pune International Film Festival
PIFF aims at promoting an intensive film culture in the city of Pune by bringing together the best of cinema from across the globe, with contextual discussions, lectures and master classes on varied topics related to the craft.
The festival proceeds in a thematic manner where films are showcased and awarded across various categories like World Competition, Marathi Competition, Global Cinema, Country Focus and Retrospective.
Dates: 11-18 January 2018
Venue: City Pride Kothrud, Pune
6. Khajuraho Dance Festival
At the Khajuraho Dance Festival, you can witness the beautiful confluence of art and history as veteran classical dancers from all over India showcase their talent at the temples of Khajuraho.
Not only do you get to visit these exquisite temples which date back to the 10th century, but you can also be a witness to history in the making as a legacy that links us to our heritage as well as mythology gets celebrated in the present times.
Dates: 25 February to 3 March, 2018
Venue: Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Which of the awesome festivals would you like to attend? Let us know in the comments below!