With the close of the year, music festival season is here upon us. Various music festivals have been announced and festival goers are gearing up for their favorite acts performing live in front of them. It is an especially great season for techno music lovers as Locals District, India’s none-of-its-kind music festival is back with its 4th edition. A three-day open-air boutique techno music festival, Locals District returns this year at a new location, a heritage property based in Alwar, Rajasthan.
Spread over 72 hours, Locals District is India’s only boutique techno music festival, which is held in a heritage property, where people come together to live-in as a community to experience it. With 40 plus artists from different parts of the country and across the globe, Locals District has been designed to deliver world class music and an unmatched visual experience.
The three-day festival will see notable names in the global electronic music scenario make their India debut. Iranian DJ- Producer Armen Miran, French powerhouse DJ-Producer Justine Perry, DJuma Soundsystem, Rico Casazza, juSt b alongside deep house legends Catz ‘n Dogz will be performing at the festival and Indian techno stalwarts Reverse Osmosis, Jitter, Mashter and Mister.K are also on the line-up amongst many others.
“We like to stick to heritage properties in Rajasthan to be able to deliver a deeper underlying meaning to the festival venue while our efforts are always directed towards pushing underground music and art and supporting an artistic evolution for everybody involved. As a lot of people from abroad attend our festival, doing this showcases the world how rich our culture is while introducing India to world class music and sound quality. Over the years we’ve witnessed a lot of Indians attending festivals internationally. I think it’s time that people come to India for the same.” says Vijay, Locals District festival Founder/Director.
The last 3 editions of the festival saw them firmly registering themselves as one of the most forward thinking music festivals in the country. Coming from a hiatus of 2 years due to the global Covid pandemic, the festival is predicting attendeeship in much larger numbers. Having already sold out its Early Bird passes, the festival has launched its Phase 1 tickets which too are selling away fast. According to the festival team, each year the focus is to evolve and provide a better experience to our guests. “With each edition our endeavors is to take the quality of music higher without submitting to mainstream demands. In addition to cutting edge techno music, we also want to create unforgettable experiences for festival goers through on-ground participative activities, GINZA, our boutique flea-market and selective food experiences.” says Sonia Sekhri, the festival’s co-founder.
Tickets for the festival are available at : https://www.skillboxes.com/events/business/locals-district-festival-2022
About the founders: Vijay aka Mister.K, is a 20-years music industry veteran. From taking on DJ duties, to being a club owner, running an artists management agency and more, Vijay has put his lifetime of experiences and learning to create Locals District.
Sonia Sekhri, the festival’s co-founder has 2 decades of experience in working in the fashion industry with her own leather business in exports & domestic retail. Her intense love and passion for music drives her to be part of the festival.