Global ISAI Festival
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Global ISAI Festival

Global ISAI Festival

Launched in 2012 in Chennai, the Global ISAI Festival was inspired by music festivals of Europe hosted by smaller villages. Described as “the global music festival with a local heart,” it showcases and celebrates all genres of western music. Pop, rock, blues, jazz, funk, hip-hop and even fusion are on offer. Spain’s Els Catarres, Australia’s Grace Barbé , Turkey’s Light in Babylon and the UK’s Susheela Raman are among the international stars to have performed.

The festival has also featured solo artists and bands from Canada, France, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Reunion Island, the US and Zimbabwe. The dozens of Indian acts to have played the Global ISAI Festival include L. Shankar, Ranjit Barot, Swarathma and The F16s.

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How To Get There

How to Reach Chennai

1. By Air: Chennai International Airport is 7 km away from Chennai city. Frequent domestic as well as international flights arrive here. Anna Terminal receives international flights from various major cities in the world. Kamaraj Terminal, which is at a distance of 150 metres from the Anna Terminal, has domestic flights connecting Chennai with major Indian cities.

2. By Rail: Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore are the main railway stations in the city, receiving regular trains from various major cities of India such as Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

3. By Road: The city is well connected with other cities in India by a road network. Various national highways from Chennai connect with Bengaluru (330 km), Trichy (326 km), Puducherry (162 km) and Tiruvallur (47 km). One can use car rental services or state transport buses.

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How to Reach Pune

1. By Air: Pune is well connected through domestic airlines with the entire country. Lohegaon Airport or Pune Airport is an international airport, located 15 km away from Pune city centre. Visitors can avail of taxi and local bus services from outside the airport to reach their destination.

2. By Rail: Pune Junction railway station connects the city with all the prime Indian destinations. There are several mail/express trains and superfast trains linking the city to various Indian destinations in south, north and west. Some of the prominent trains operating to/from Mumbai are Deccan Queen and Shatabdi Express, which take around three-and-a-half hours to reach Pune.

3. By Road: Pune enjoys excellent connectivity with neighbouring cities and towns through a well-maintained network of roads. Mumbai (140 km), Ahmadnagar (121 km), Aurangabad (215 km) and Bijapur (275 km) all are well-linked to Pune by a number of states and roadways buses. Those driving from Mumbai need to take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway route, which takes barely 2 to 3 hours to cover a distance of about 150 km.

Source: pune.gov.in

How to Reach Mumbai

1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2 or the international terminal replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as the Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from other airports. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.

2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to the rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, Konkan Kanya Express.

3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run, as well as private buses, operate daily services Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.

Source: Mumbaicity.gov.in

Facilities

  • Eco-friendly
  • Pet-friendly

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. Carry summer clothes to beat the humidity.

2. Sandals, flip flops, sneakers (perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in). You need to keep those feet tappin’. On that note, carry a bandana or a scrunchie to avoid tressy accidents with your fellow festival-goers.

3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.

4. COVID packs: Sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate at the bare minimum are objects you should keep handy.

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Contact Details
Address No 3B, 3rd Floor, Dev Apartment,
1st Main Road, Kasthurbai Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai 600 020.

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