Spring is here and so are the arts and cultural festivals. They are sure to keep you happy and on your feet. 

Bangalore Open Air

1st April, 2023 | Bengaluru

Bangalore Open Air (BOA) is touted as one of the biggest metal music festivals in the country. This outdoor event has been considered to be at par with many international music festivals. Over the years, some of the most legendary and cutting-edge performances have been featured at the BOA by popular international bands. This annual event will be held in Bengaluru on 1 April, 2023.

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Musicathon – Music Festival in the Mountains

7th - 9th April, 2023 | Kangra

With the stunning backdrop of the Dhauladhar mountain range, get ready to see performances by emerging artists at the Musicathon-Music Festival in the Mountains. Taking place from 7th till 9th April, 2023 in Himachal Pradesh, visitors will get to experience a blend of camping, multi-genre music, and travelling. Having seen a great set of artists in its previous editions, this festival is a treat for music and poetry-lovers. It was launched in 2019 by artist manager Gaurav Kumar Kushwaha.

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Cinema4Screen Film Festival

21st - 25th April, 2023 | Mumbai

Cinema4Screen is an annual film festival that started in 2021. Movies, documentaries, music videos, and animations across genres are showcased at the festival. The works have to be of maximum one hour in duration. This two-day festival, which serves the creative fraternity, is scheduled to take place from 21 till 25 April, 2023. In addition to awards, it will also have masterclasses and workshops on filmmaking

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale

12th December, 2022 - 10th April, 2023 | Kochi

One of South Asia’s biggest contemporary art festivals, Kochi-Muziris Biennale will feature 80 artists and collectives, and over 45 new commissions. Curated by Singaporean-Indian contemporary artist Shubigi Rao, this edition is titled, In Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire. Starting 12 December, 2022, the event will go on till 10 April, 2023, and showcase exhibits across multiple venues, including repurposed heritage properties, near Fort Kochi.

With an aim to be the centre for artistic engagement in the country, the event seeks to introduce contemporary, international visual art theory and practice to India. The Biennale will host conversation forums, concerts, screenings, and more, to encourage discussions amongst artists, cultural practitioners, curators, and the public. This year, the Biennale spotlights Chennai Photo Biennale and the Ffotogallery Wales with Communities of Choice for the British Council’s India/UK Together Season of Culture.

Artists whose works have been part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale over the years, include Anish Kapoor, Jitish Kallat, Ranbir Kaleka, Sudarshan Shetty, and Anita Dube.

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Picture credits: Mohith Concert Photography

To know about more such festivals and events, visit Festivals From India, your one-stop shop for all arts and culture festivals in India, made possible by the British Council.


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