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9 of the finest Holi festivals for all your musical cravings

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Holi is the most vibrant fun-filled festival one can ever witness in India. Usually celebrated in the month of March, Holi has numerous stories associated with it, be it traditional, mystical, or mythological. During the arrival of spring, the festival signifies the victory of good over evil. Believe it or not, there are innumerable forms of ways people celebrate the festival of colours. We at Music Plus wanted to give a gist of the finest holy Holi affairs in India, check our picks.

Holi Moo Festival

Delhi is the home for the festival and you will witness all the madness as always on 2 March 2018. According to USA TODAY, Holi Moo is as one of the top 12 festivals worth travelling for in 2018. With four stages, at a gorgeous venue that’s central for all, the 12th edition of Holi Moo will be catering to different genres of music along with more than 40 artists and four stages. Get coloured in the celebrations of this historic festival if you are in Delhi on 2 March. Players like BLOT!, rap star Prabh Deep, The Breathpulse Trio, Tritha and Friends, Stefan Kaye, Dhawal Mudgal, Tech Panda and Kenzani, Galelio Goggle and Which Brew? will be taking over Holi Moo among others.

When: 2 March 2018

Where: Asiad Tower Banquets Complex, Khelgaon, Siri Fort Institutional Area, Siri Fort, New Delhi

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Bollyboom Holi Bash

Percept’s very own Bollyboom is back this year as well. Dipped in hues of love and trust, has come the festival of Holi. Celebrate Holi with fantastic artists like Amann Nagpal, Ali Merchant, Siana Catherine, Progressive Brothers, Ankur, GIDA, Omen and Emcee Noizee. Oh yes, they will have organic colours, a special kids’ zone, and rain showers too.

When: 2 March 2018

Where: MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

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Holi Reloaded

Holi Reloaded is back in its sixth edition in association with Submerge and Plus 91, and they are taking it up a notch higher. The sixth edition of Holi Reloaded will be splendid and fun-filled as there will be two lit stages along with an intense line-up of artists from the electronic dance space such as DJ Makasi, Ankytrix, Browncoat, Bullzeye, Avneesh, Beyond 120 and Garth Adam will be fiddling your heartbeat among others. Early birds tickets are out. Grab them before they are sold out!

When: 2 March 2018

Where: Hotel Tulip Star, Juhu Beach, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049

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Rang Festival

Founded in 2008 Rang is in its tenth edition this year and expect a musical madness along with vibrant colours, some of the biggest international and homegrown artists in a 12-hour musical extravaganza.

Also, experience a wide variety of cocktails, mouth-watering Holi delicacies, and mind-blowing visuals over two stages, five headliners along with 20 acts. Artists such as Giuseppe, Greg of Highlight Tribe, Earthling, Chillumafia, Varun Desai, Kohra, Jitter, SHFT, Starlab will be spinning at the decks among others. Gear up to show your real colour of madness at Rang Festival.

When: 2 March 2018

WhereD Imperia Hotel, 417, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Ghitorni, New Delhi

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Holy District

Holy District is bigger in scale in its second edition and all set for an unforgettable experience with artists like Divine, Teri Miko, Raja Kumari, DJ Shaan, GURBAX, Madoc, BassHunk, GREFF, MKSHIFT, and Mozzey.

If you’re looking for an off-the-grid experience to bring up the festival of Holi with the spirit of togetherness, good vibes, and of course, music, drop into Holy District.

When: 2 March 2018

Where: JVPD Grounds: Juhu, MHADA Colony, Juhu, Mumbai

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Rang De Holy

If you want to splurge, spoil and splash amidst the Arabian Sea, between the turfs of colours, rain dance, bhang, along with a mind-blowing artist line up, Rang De Holy is the right place for you in the heart of the city.

Artist such as DJ Shadow (Dubai), Zaeden, Suyyash Rai, NYK, Joshi, Candice Redding, Shilpi Sharma, DJ Angel Johal, Aaryan Shukla and DJ Shiva will make you dance on your toes to make it a perfect Holi bash. Live the colour at Rang De Holy.

When: 2 March 2018

Where: Mahalakshmi Race Course, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai

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Rang Manch

Have you ever thought of celebrating Holi with Vini Vici!? Need I say more? Vini Vici is a well-known and experienced electronic music producers for over a decade now and if you are in Noida or around Noida, do not even think of missing out on this. Over two stages, there will be popular artists such as Ash Roy, Calm Chor, Mashter, Groove Addict, Pulse, Corridors, Essjay among other 18 artists.

When: 2 March 2018, 11 am onwards

Where: Unitech Golf And Country Club, Expressway Noida, Sector 96, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

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Gulaal Festival

Gulaal is all set in the city of Bengaluru with finest DJs such as DJ Oppozit, DJ Sara, DJ Hassan, DJ Rhea, DJ Vijju and DJ Kaleem among others. The best part is it is an open-air venue. There will be beats of Bollywood, EDM, Hip-hop, Punjabi, Trap, and Psytrance music by some of the biggest celebrity DJs from different parts of the country. Get ready to drench in organic colour with unlimited dry colours, great music, free welcome drinks and much more. Not to be missed Holi Party if you are in Bengaluru.

When: 2 March – 4 March 2018 | 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Where: Pebble, The Jungle Lounge, Jayamahal, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Pushkar Holi Festival

Well, Pushkar’s spectacular Holi Festival is back with a band as there will be a full pro audio sound system with crazy new decor to match. It is a luxury affair if you want to choose the royal tents in Pushkar along with Holi celebrations from 1-3 March. Psyclipse, Bassmatik, Rudra, Hada, Lighter of Lets Evil Records and many more (soon to be announced) will blow your mind 

Considered as one of the best Holi celebrations in entire India, be prepared for one of the biggest, loudest, colourful Holi you will ever witness. Make sure that you are not carrying your camera, because getting pictures (I am sure you would want to get as many pictures as you can) in that environment with full of coloured powder, water will be a nightmare. You can also choose or create your itinerary according to your preferences if you don’t want to stay in their tents.

When: 1-3 March 2018

Where: Varah Ghat Square Garden Pushkar, Pushkar, Rajasthan

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These festivals have music for every soul, from Bollywood to EDM. Live through the music irrespective of genres, meet new people, play with colours, laugh, forget and forgive. Happy Holi folks!

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