Not Goa: Here’s Why I’d Attend This Camping Music Festival On New Year’s Eve
Imagine ringing in the new year amidst a sea of tents in the picturesque, rugged terrain of Coorg. Imagine snuggling into a warm sleeping bag after a night of crazy partying. Imagine getting woken up by the first rays of the morning sun or better still, by the voice of your favourite artist! Imagine stepping out of your tent and feeling the pristine dew under your feet- All after a day of some serious rocking at a music festival. Would you rather be sweating out in a cramped party hall, struggling to get a foot space, or be swaying under a starry winter sky, with the sounds of nature in perfect harmony with the music?
Storm attracts the crazies, the mavericks, and the go-getters, all united by their common love for music. It’s a world with no inhibitions. It’s a place where all of India congregates to let its collective hair down.
The winters in Coorg are to die for. There is a slight invigorating nip in the air, ideal to get you pumped up to hear your favourite music. The chills up your neck might just be that epic riff.
This might be Coorg’s best-kept secret, but Coorgi wines sure do pack a punch. Cheaply available at all local stores in the town, they are the perfect accessory to heighten your Storm experience.
Often called “The Scotland of India”, Coorg is hauntingly beautiful. Crisscrossed with waterfalls, hills and the occasional lake, its serene environs are in stark contrast to the pulsating two nights that Storm promises, making for a magical, unforgettable experience.
The pièce de résistance, of course, is the music. Previous acts have included biggies like Indian Ocean and Agam, DJs such as DJ Pearl and Nikhil Chinappa, offbeat folksy groups like La Pongal and Swarathama, and a host of international names. This year’s lineup lives up to the festival’s pedigree, featuring enough variety and class to satisfy even the most discerning music fan. So would you choose recorded music or a DJ belting out done-to-death tunes or music in its purest form- live?