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Music Festivals That are Set to Rock the Campus This Winter

The college festival season is here and this time will be like no other as the audience will witness the best stage performances by various artists. So, to help you plan your winter fest schedule, we bring to you a list of 5 music festivals that you should attend if you love music and encourage offbeat festivals:

1. Rendezvous, IIT Delhi

Dates: October 17th– 20th, 2014


A custom of awesomeness, Rendezvous brought to Delhi a marvellous concert by Hoobastank and the audience loved it. “It was a brilliant show”, they said. Every year, Rendezvous brings to you bands and artists like Parikrama, Faridkot, Vayu, Adavita, Rabbi Shergill, Shubha Mudgal, Papon and so many more. A must attend; this fest has one of the best followings in Delhi and will be an unforgettable experience.

2. Unmaad, IIM Bangalore

Dates: February 2015


Unmaad 2014 witnessed The Down Troddence, Blackstratblues and Karsh Kale! The fest has almost 6 music related events every year including music competitions, antakshari, and more. The event has previously staged artists like Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Indian Ocean, Jethro Tull and Lucky Ali.

3. Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay

Dates: December 27th– 30th, 2014

Mood Indigo

Also known as MoodI or MI, Mood Indigo is one of the largest college festivals of Asia. Almost every year, the festival showcases the best contemporary music with artists like Papon, Euphoria, Indian Ocean, Raghu Dixit, Talavya and Zakir Hussain. The festival started in 1971 and has been enlightened by the presence of RD Burman and Asha Bhonsle. The fest also has popular EDM and Bollywood Music nights as well.

4. Carpe Diem, IIM Calcutta

Dates: February 2015

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is Latin for ‘seize the day’ and that is what the fest is all about. The ultimate goal is to make your experience an unforgettable by seizing every moment and filling it with enthralling tunes of various musical instruments and extraordinary voices. The fest is held in January or February every year. Carpe Diem’ 14 celebrated Strings, aninternationally acclaimed Pakistani pop rock band. Fusion bands like Bandish, Karma and Indian Ocean have been previously seen during Carpe Diem.

5. Sympulse, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies

Dates: January 2015


An International college cultural festival, Sympulse is held within a span of 5 days every year. Sympulse 2014 saw artists like Benny Dayal and Bombay Rockers. The fest is filled with mystic nights and an enormous crowd. From EDM to rock, metal to grunge music, Sympulse has everything to make it the week of your life.

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