Top Festivals And Events You Can Catch At The End Of 2018 | MF Guide

By Fatema Lakdawala October 24, 2018
We Are Looking Forward To All These Festivals!

Year end is a well awaited interval across the globe with multiple festivals and events intertwined in the last three winter months. In India, ‘winter is coming’ has a polar opposite effect than it does in other parts of the world.

The best part of winter is that there’s an activity or event for every kind of personality around this time of year. You can be a movie buff, a music lover, a dance enthusiast, a shopaholic or just someone who likes to be surrounded by a well-cultured crowd, winter events are a collective celebration.

So, we thought it’d be best to come up with a well-integrated list of all the events and festivals that we think are worth your time and (let’s be honest) money. Below is a handpicked and date-wise line-up of the best affairs in Mumbai and Pune in the days to follow.

Jio MAMI Film Festival

When and Where: 25th Oct – 1st Nov, Mumbai

What: If you’re someone who can binge on movies without batting an eyelid, this festival is for you. The art of making a film is a serious affair and no other jury takes it into better consideration than the folks at the Jio MAMI Film Festival. This year marks the 20th edition of this seven-day movie fiesta that will include 220 screenings (across multiple genres and languages) around the city of Mumbai. 

Highlight: Rendezvous with the who’s who of Bollywood.

Register here 

The Vamps Concert

When and Where: 25th Oct, Mumbai

What: A band of boys that sing covers and originals, if you haven’t already clicked on that register link, read on. The Vamps opened for the Global Citizen Concert in 2016 and won the crowd over. They’re back in Mumbai and Pune as a part of their global tour to set the stage on fire yet again!

Highlight: They’re British.

Register here.

Bangarra Dance Theatre

When and Where: 1st Nov, Mumbai

What: An Australian dance company that has a 29-year long history of storytelling via dance and music are visiting India to perform their latest collection of dance stories – Spring 2018. This internationally acclaimed group is known for its contemporary dance, immersive soundscapes, music and design.

Highlight: Exposure to Australian culture and history via dance.

Register here. 

The Lil Flea

When and Where: 2nd – 4th Nov, Mumbai

What: Calling out all the shopaholics in town! The not so little Lil Flea is back with its 12th edition of happy festivities. Whether you like retail therapy, fusion food, live indie music, movie screenings or a blissful vibe, the good news is, you have arrived. So, block your calendars, this is an affair you do not want to miss.

Highlight: 350 fashion pop-ups and 75 food brands that include new chefs and bakers!

Register here.

Cirque Du Soleil – Bazzar

When and Where: 15th Nov onwards, Mumbai

What: A carnival of acrobatics, dance, music, colour and magic! Cirque Du Soleil is a world-renowned entertainment company from Canada that will kick-off its world premiere in India. They took the fashion industry by storm when they performed at the Lakme Fashion Week finale in August and now they’re all set to blow us away.

Highlight: Stunts. Comedy. Circus!

Register here.

Martin Garrix Concert

When and Where: 1st Dec, Mumbai

What: You’re not an EDM fan if your ringtone wasn’t Animals by Martin Garrix a few years ago when it broke major music records worldwide! With two MTV EMA awards in his pocket and a spot on the Billboard EDM Power Players chart, this Dutch DJ is coming down to your city to get the party started!

Highlight: Well, Martin Garrix.

Register here. 

Bacardi NH7 Weekender

When and Where: 7th – 9th Dec, Pune 

What: The happiest music festival is best known for its blend of music cultures across genres, countries and languages! Apart from kickass music by popular artists, NH7 flaunts comedians, delicious food, great alcohol and pop-up shops too. The west coast awaits the Pune edition that marks as the finale each year.

Highlight(s): Joe Satriani, Salim Sulaiman, FKJ, Hiatus Kaiyote, Divine.

Register here 

Comic Con 

When and Where: 22nd & 23rd Dec, Mumbai

What: Pop-culture and science fiction fans unite each year at the Comic Con. Celebrating its 8th edition this year, the fair includes gaming, cosplay, comics, merchandise pop-ups, workshops, movies and more.

Highlight: Catch Indian Youtubers and comic book creators. Dress like Batman/Catwoman.

Register here 

Sunburn Festival

When and Where: 29th – 31st Dec, Pune

What: Sunburn Festival promises to bring the best of dance music from across the globe. In the past eleven years, famous artists like Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, DJs Snake, Clean Bandit and Nucleya have performed in their arena. Though the artist line-up for the coming edition isn’t revealed yet, we know a music lover will not want to miss this festival.

Highlight: Probably the best New Year party you will ever attend!

Register here 

Our year end plans are sorted and we have booked and registered for our favourites already, have you?