Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival, India’s largest camping music festival successfully completed another year at Aamby Valley on the 18th, 19th and 20th of December. A mega line up of global artists broke the floor with their exhilarating music. With its full-fledged camping experience, the festival had the crowd grooving to the beats of various genres of electronic music. The Armada stage making its first appearance in India, Thomas Gold, Ben Gold, Omnia & Ruben De Ronde set the mood with their beats. International superstars & legends Tiësto and Fatboy Slim set the stage on fire with their pioneering performances. To give the festival an Indian touch, Bollywood legend and National Award-winning singer Hariharan performed with his son Akshay aka I-zen. The stage witnessed maestros like Kavita Seth playing along with son, Kanishk Seth. Other performances by Achint Thakkar, Samved & Coshish added to the cutting edge programming. The production, stage designs, sound & visuals were futuristic & set the tone for all 3 days of the festival.
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What made the festival unique was the breathtaking view of the Sahyadris from the campsite. From Poi sessions, drum circles to silent parties, the campsite seemed to be in full swing till the wee hours of the morning.
Our BossLady MissMalini was present there too, and needless to say, she had a blast!
Here’s a list of her favourites at the festival –
1) Enchanted Village
It was an uber cool subculture by itself. Campers didn’t want to leave. There was something for everyone round the clock. From Poi Sessions, drum circles, bonfires, silent parties, dream catcher making & painting workshops to midnight Bar & food services, the campsite was a lively affair throughout.
2) The View of the valley
Set against the delightful backdrop of Sahyadri mountain range, the tranquil ambience, luxuriant foliage, pure air, exotic sights and sounds of the festival provided just the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
3) Cashless Systems
The first and only festival in the country to partner with an International cashless experience provider- Glownet. Known for their live experience formats across festivals in the world, patrons could swiftly transact anywhere in the festival with the tap of their wristband. Three words for this-Quick, seamless & efficient.
4) Lossless music recording at Live at Saavn-
This is the first time a festival set was recorded in lossless technology in the region. Offering the best in class quality of recording, this will be available for listeners on the Saavn App for a supreme quality experience of riveting performances.
Can’t wait for next year!