Alsisar Mahal [Rajasthan]
|Date:||December 14, 2018|
|Address:||Jhunjhunu, Alsisar Rajasthan|
One of the world’s most transportive festivals is back for another round with a characteristically impressive lineup.
Alsisar Mahal, located in a remote corner of Rajasthan, is now home to an annual migration: every December, people travel from across India (or farther) to attend Magnetic Fields. There they find DJs and live acts playing all night in a 17th-century hotel, with Indian artists sharing the stage with acclaimed international acts.
Magnetic Fields is all the things a great festival should be: an independent event that expands the culture of its own community, giving punters an experience they might not have had otherwise and local artists a great gig (you get a sense of this in RA‘s 2016 film on the event). But none of that would work if not for the experience itself, which, from the journey there across the desert to the sunrise sets outside the Alsisar Mahal, is truly extraordinary.
Magnetic Fields has grown rapidly since it started five years ago, from crowds of a few hundred in the early editions to a few thousand today. With artists like Daphni, Bicep and DJ EZ flying in for the occasion, 2018 is sure to be another step up.
Daphni aka Caribou
Peter Cat Recording Co.
I M U R
:: Golden Diskó Ship
No metal in this battle
Monsoon Search Party
Magnetic Fields Festival.
The 3-day contemporary music and arts festival will take place in Alsisar from 14th to 16th December.
The festival, which completed five editions in December 2017, is globally recognised as a festival that pushes future-facing sounds from India and around the world. The focus of the festival is as much on curating exciting music as on introducing new concepts and experiences to attendees. From including new sounds like jazz and folk music, and spaces like Magnetic Words (storytelling) and Magnetic Sanctuary (wellness), Magnetic Fields has set the bar high for an experiential festival in India, and is counted as among the world’s best boutique festivals.