| 21 Feb 2024
Folk and fusion gets own music festival in Mumbai

MUMBAI: In mid October 2016, Mumbai will host its first ever folk and fusion music dedicated festival.

Called 'Paddy Fields', the two-day festival will feature artistes who have represented the genre and the style of music for several years.

The line-up features Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan, 90s popular hit duo Colonial Cousins, Bollywood's voice of folk Papon, Bengali artists Gangadhar and Tulika, Sufi acts Chaar Yaar and The Nooran sisters, Mumbai-based composer Dhruv Voyage and noted music composer duo Salim Sulaiman.

To be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, Paddy Fields will be a seated event, and will provide a 'more than music' experience through an eclectic gastronomic spread as well. Staying true to the motives of folk, the festival will draw on folk and fusion sounds from different regions of India through its diverse line-up.

Paddy Fields is a Nesco initiative and the festival will be executed by Oranjuice Entertainment. The two-day event will be curated by Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Speaking about the festival, GM, Events & Exhibitions - Nesco, Shikha Kulkarni,said, “With Paddy Fields we step into the unexplored cultural realm of Folk & Fusion, with an ideal line up of artists demonstrating their musical brilliance. With Nesco’s mission of ‘enriching people’s lives’, we believe that Paddy Fields will be able to tap into just that.”

Details -

Day 1 - Colonial Cousins, Mame Khan, Gangadhar and Tulika, Papon

Day 2 - Chaar Yaar, Dhruv Voyage, Nooran Sisters, Salim & Sulaiman

Tickets - Rs. 1150 onwards

Date - 15 & 16 October.

The tickets for the two-day event are now available on