Save the dates for the UNESCO-endorsed Rajasthan International Folk Festival 2022 Edition.
Under the full moon in October – the brightest of the year in the northern parts of India, you can serenade your senses with Rajasthani folk music. Yes, the dates for 2022 edition of RIFF or the ‘Rajasthan International Folk Festival’ are set for 6th to 10th October. It’s a big cultural event and is endorsed by UNESCO as ‘People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development’.
Imagine yourself wrapped up in the reverberating notes of folk music with the backdrop of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur – and the moonbeams of the ‘Sharad Purnima’ day falling on you to make it all even more mesmerizing. This is what you can expect at the Rajasthan International Folk Festival 2022 Edition. This Blue City – Jodhpur, is a must-visit place in Rajasthan. And October weather is just perfect for a trip to this colorful state in India.
Along with famous Rajasthani artists such as Kadar Khan Langa, Sawan Khan Manganiyar, Lakha Khan Manganiyar, Pempa Khan Manganiyar; the lineup also includes other Indian and international musicians. Some of these names are Jayateerth Mevundi, Davy Sicard, and Sondorgo. Expect to hear new sounds and lesser-known but pathbreaking musical instruments and music at the Rajasthan International Folk Festival 2022 Edition along with popular folk notes. This 5-day grand festival is a soulful event rooted in traditions of a land known for its unique sounds and vistas.
About RIFF, Jodhpur: Rajasthan International Folk Festival is a not-for-profit event. Maharaja Gaj Singh of the erstwhile ruling family of Jodhpur, is its chief patron. The festival’s international patron is Mick Jagger, the frontman and the lead singer of The Rolling Stones. The events and concerts of RIFF are organized in and around the Mehrangarh Fort – a setting as spectacular as the festival itself.
If you are planning to visit India this year, you can book your flights to Delhi for October. It is easy to travel from Delhi to Jodhpur or any part of Rajasthan. You can book last-minute tickets for a number of airlines via India Eagle.