Music Festival Magnetic Fields Opens Applications for Creative Barter

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Magnetic Fields, since its’ debut in 2013, has established itself as one of the most stimulating contemporary arts and music festivals in the world. The three-day festival will take place from December 15 to 17 at Alsisar Mahal, a stately 17th century palace that provides the perfect backdrop for Magnetic Fields’ handpicked showcase of music and the arts.

The festival, like every year, will be limited capacity, and promises to be an immersive, curated experience unlike any other on the Indian circuit.

The theme for 2017 is “laws of attraction”, exploring the fine and beautiful line between philosophy and science apparent with the laws of attraction, and centred on the hypothesis that we are all connected.

Magnetic Fields is as much about music as it is about design and self-expression. A limited number of free tickets and tent pitches are available for people who can come up with innovative and creative ideas to engage with the festival and fellow attendees. All one has to do is design either a spectacular costume – think headgear, wigs, masks, accessories – or come up with a concept that is in line with the theme of the festival – laws of attraction.

Applications opened on September 1 and will close on October 1. To enter, submit your entry with visual references and details at

Acts announced so far

The fifth edition of the festival will host the Indian premiere of Different Trains 1947, a brand new audio-visual composition that will bring together the historical and contemporary cultures of UK and India.

Different Trains 1947 will be collaboration between music artists Actress, Jack Barnett (These New Puritans), Indian music producer Sandunes, and filmmakers/artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who will perform a new audio-visual composition in response to the events of 1947.

The commission will be premiered in Liverpool at Metal, Edge Hill railway station – the oldest active passenger railway station in the world – in September 2017. The piece will then be presented at Barbican Hall, London (October 2017) and Magnetic Fields Festival on December 17 creating a truly epic international showcase for this new commission.

Tickets for the December 15-17 Magnetic Fields festival are now available at