Magnetic Fields showcases the best of the urban Indian creative community
When Munbir and Sarah Elizabeth Chawla moved to New Delhi from London in 2011 to work in the nascent but fast-growing Indian electronica scene with their music blog and events company Wild City, they were adamant that the one thing they would never do was start a music festival. They’d already seen in the UK how financially risky it could be. Two years later, it is only a little ironic that they co-founded Magnetic Fields, a boutique electronica-focused music festival held in a majestic palace in Rajasthan’s Alsisar. Now Magnetic Fields—which wrapped up a successful sixth edition on 16 December—has earned a reputation as one of India’s most off-beat festival experiences.