MUSIC FESTIVALS

  • NYC music festival to require antidrug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an antidrug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 18, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...
  • Hilary Duff reunited with estranged husband Mike Comrie? April 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress and singer-songwriter Hilary Duff and her estranged husband Mike Comrie showed up as a couple on the first day of the Coachella Music Festival, sparking off reconciliation rumours. Looking happy and often seen holding hands, the couple Friday didn't show any signs whatever of troubles that led to...
  • World Sufi Spirit Festival at Mehrangarh Fort attracts music lovers from across the world February 26, 2014

    A fusion of Sufi music and history at the three-day World Sufi Spirit Festival had aficionados from across the world soak up the atmosphere at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Listening to various renowned artists from different parts of the world at the Mehrangarh Fort, which stands a hundred feet on...
  • Cancellation of international music fest in Goa irks Russian Embassy February 2, 2014

    Panaji/New Delhi: A lastminute withdrawal of consent by the Goa government for holding an international music festival has sparked a diplomatic row, with the Russian Embassy terming the decision as an "insolent and starkly unfriendly gesture" of the state authorities. The twoday 'Great Live Music Festival' organised by a Russian company...
  • Russian Embassy fumes over cancellation of music festival in Goa February 1, 2014

    Panaji/New Delhi: A lastminute withdrawal of consent by the Goa government for holding an international music festival has sparked a diplomatic row, with the Russian Embassy terming the decision as an "insolent and starkly unfriendly gesture" of the state authorities. The twoday 'Great Live Music Festival' organised by a Russian...
  • IndoRussian jazz, rock bands to perform at Goa music fest January 15, 2014

    Panaji: Goa will host several leading jazz and rock bands from across the country and Russia at 'The Great Live Music Festival Goa 2014' scheduled to be held at the tourist village of Baga near here. The festival, said to be the confluence of Indian and Russian cultures, will be...
  • Singeractress Monica Dogra curates luxury music fest December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Singeractress Monica Dogra turns curator for the first edition of a boutique luxury music festival called Magnetic Fields. She says the fest will be "dreamlike". Midival Punditz, Kutle Khan, Blot, The Bicycle Days and Kohra are some of the performing artists who will set the mood with their...
  • I want the world to come to India for Sunburn, says Shailendra Singh October 7, 2013

    Noida: As thousands in Delhi were swinging to the tunes of the artistes at Sunburn Noida 2013, Percept Limited Joint Managing Director Shailendra Singh the man behind Asia's biggest music carnival Sunburn spoke about the festival. In 1987, 20yearold Shailendra left his career as a professional cricketer in English...
  • Miley shows off body, sheds tear at iHeartRadio Music Festival September 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singeractress Miley Cyrus's emotions were raw during her performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival, as the singer started crying while performing. On the heels of her split with exfiance Liam Hemsworth, the 20yearold singer had tears "rolling down her face" as she sang, after kicking off her...
  • Clarify or apologise for bribery charges, says Manohar Parrikar to Sunburn hosts September 17, 2013

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought an apology from the organisers of Sunburn music festival over their reported allegations that they had to shell out money to seek permission for hosting the event in the beach state last year. "I have seen the email by the organiser. They had levelled...
  • Change Sunburn festival venue to avoid inconvenience: Goa Tourism Minister September 11, 2013

    The annual electronic dance music festival Sunburn cannot be held at its regular venue, the beach village of Candolim, this year, as the huge crowds that gather cause inconvenience, Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Parulekar said traffic congestion occurs during the festival, as music lovers and...
  • The Rolling Stones's debut act at Glastonbury music festival July 2, 2013

    The Glastonbury music festival enjoyed the moves by Jagger as The Rolling Stones vowed the crowd in the UK. ...
  • MTV to host biggest onlineonly music festival June 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Concertgoers won't have to leave their homes to enjoy the "Live Music Day Festival," the biggest onlineonly event of its kind, music networks MTV, VH1 and CMT said on Tuesday. The 24hour virtual concert is set to kick off at 7 p.m. EDT on June 19 and will feature...
  • Sunburn 2012: Asia's largest music festival makes its Noida debut October 8, 2012

    From the sunny sands of Goa to the buzzing city of Noida, Sunburn's latest edition rocked the city with Sunburn Noida 2012! And keeping true to its theme, the festival saw dancing, dancing and more dancing as the world's most prominent DJs thrilled the crowd with their sets. But all looked forward...
  • Delhi witnesses 'parampara' in Hindustani classical music October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The "parampara" (generational) tradition in classical music is alive and flourishing. The capital was witness to this when sitar maestro Imrat Khan, brother of legendary exponent Vilayat Khan of the Imdadkhani (Etawah) gharana, introduced his youngest son, Azmat Ali Khan, to the audience here as the newset prodigy...
  • Art bonds India, Sri Lanka at music festival September 14, 2012

    Chennai: Wartorn Jaffna in Sri Lanka had a musical symphony earlier this month. Carnatic vocalists TM Krishna and P Unnikrishnan, along with Bharatnatyam dancer Alarmel Valli enthralled Jaffna with their performances and workshops for three days. These artistes from Chennai participated in the threeday event called 'Divine Ecstasy', set up...
  • What is World Music Day? June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The World Music Day has its origins in France. American musician Joel Cohen (no relations with Leonard Cohen) of the Boston Camerata fame proposed an allnight music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice in 1976 while he was on a scholarship to study music in...
  • Music festivals coming up February 10, 2012

    This spring, there is music in the air. Here are some music festivals that will leave you whistling a tune. Sulafest 2012 Location: Sula Vineyards, Nashik When: February 45 Artists: Nitin Sawhney, Blackstratblues, Papon & East India Company Damage: Rs. 1,800. The highlight this year is undoubtedly Nitin Sawhney. He is a huge favourite of...
  • Sunburn music festival kicks off in Goa December 27, 2010

    Panaji: The Sunburn festival kicked off on Monday as Bollywood and sport stars are amongst the 18,000 visitors expected to throng the musical extravaganza at Goa's Candolim beach. The festival will have 60 DJs playing electronic music for the crowd on three separate stages set up on the beach. MTV India will...
  • Shah Rukh needs to buy a ticket to Goa Sunburn December 24, 2010

    Panaji: Organisers of a mega music festival in Goa said they have not prepared a guest list for the event and anyone who wants to come be it superstar Shah Rukh Khan needs to buy a ticket. The threeday Sunburn Music Festival will begin on December 27 at the...
  • Indian Army hosts international music festival March 3, 2010

    In battle they may be on different sides but binding world armies together is music like never before. ...
  • Goa fest organisers get clean chit in drug case January 4, 2010

    Panaji: Goa Home minister Ravi Naik has given clean chit to the organisers of Sunburn music festival, from where Delhibased girl Meha Bahuguna was transported to a city hospital in a critical condition after she consumed drugs. "When AntiNarcotic cell sleuths inspected the place they did not find anything.... that means...
  • Formal inquiry into death of girl at Goa fest January 2, 2010

    New Delhi: A formal police inquiry has begun over the death of 23yearold Meha Bahuguna. The girl died of a drug overdose while attending a popular music festival in Goa. ...
  • Police probe girl's death at Goa music fest January 1, 2010

    Panaji: Goa Police on Friday started questioning the organisers of the Sun Burn Music Festival two days after 23yearold Meha Bahuguna died of a drug overdose. A post mortem has confirmed that Meha died after consuming drugs. Goa Police say they are questioning staff at the festival to determine if drugs were...
  • Suspected drug overdose kills girl in Goa fest December 31, 2009

    A bash in the run up to the new year's eve turned out to be tragic for 23yearold woman from Bangalore. Meha Bahuguna had won a free ticket to the Sunburn Music festival...a ticket to party in hip and happening Goa. She collapsed after the Festival and was rushed to...
  • Girl dies of alleged drug overdose at Goa music fest December 31, 2009

    Panaji: A girl died of drug overdose at the Sunburn Music Festival in Goa on Wednesday. The 23yearold girl, Meha Bahuguna, had come from Bangalore to attend the festival. She was rushed to a private hospital in Panaji after she collapsed at the party venue on Tuesday evening. She had reportedly consumed...
  • All melodious in Chennai's month of high culture December 15, 2009

    Dawn is still an hour away. Fog curls around the street lamps. The milkmans bicycle jingle hasnt been heard yet. The earliest risers are just stirring. Morning walkers, the women among them armoured in sarees, sneakers and mufflers, have yet to stride forth. Even stray dogs are fast asleep. A...