Paddy Fields – India’s Premier Folk Fusion Music Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Paddy Fields – India’s Premier Folk Fusion Music Festival

Paddy Fields – India’s Premier Folk Fusion Music Festival

“India’s premier folk-fusion music festival”, Paddy Fields packages and presents folk music from across the country to an audience weaned on Bollywood and international pop, rock and jazz music. It’s a festival where, the organisers say, music lovers discover traditional music they’ve never heard before and watch well-known musicians perform sets they’ve never played before.

Each year, the performances at Paddy Fields are based on a theme. The 2017 instalment had an all-female line-up; the 2018 event comprised collaborations between Indian folk and classical musicians; and the 2019 one paid tribute to legendary composers, songwriters and singers. Over the years, composers and singers such as Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman, Sona Mohapatra and Sukhwinder Singh have headlined Paddy Fields, which has spotlighted folk and classical music artists from Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The festival, which was held from 2016 through 2019, did not take place in 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic. It is scheduled to return in 2022.

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How To Get There

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 CST Station. The domestic airport is in Vile Parle East. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal used to be the old airport called Santacruz Airport, and some locals still refer to it by 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 easily available 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 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 to note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto and the Konkan-Kanya Express.

3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Getting to Mumbai by bus is the most 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

  • Food stalls
  • Gendered toilets
  • Licensed bars

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. Comfortable footwear such as 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.

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

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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