A great song and its melody are universal. You don’t need to understand the words to enjoy them. You just listen to the music and enjoy.

When you’re in India, there are a ton of amazing artists you need to check out live. Below are just 6 of my favourite artists that I’ve seen live.

To find out what’s on while you’re in India, check out Insider and BookMyShow and look out for advertisement posters plastered all around major cities.

Diljit Dosanjh (Punjabi bhangra)

If you want to drink, eat, and party like a North Indian then there’s nothing better than Diljit’s swag and the heavy beat of his Bhangra tracks. Listen to Radio to see what I mean.

When you’re in North India, this is what you’ll hear on repeat every night – especially during wedding season. His concerts are big parties!


Arijit Singh (Bollywood pop)

Arijit is the number one playback singer in Bollywood these days. I don’t know precisely what percentage of hit Bollywood songs he’s sung in the last few years but has to be over 50%. Everyone loves his voice, and if you listen to Kabira or Zaalima, you’ll see why.


Amit Trivedi (Bollywood pop & more)

Amit is the most versatile music producers in Bollywood. He can write hit pop tracks and then an array of regionally inspired Bollywood music too. Amit doesn’t just create hits though, the music he creates has meaning – which pop music always lacks.

Mame Khan (Rajasthani folk)

Mame is the first regional artist on this list. Going to a Mame Khan performance is like being transported to the bright colours of Rajasthani. All the musicians remain seated and belt out some mesmerising tunes.

Nooran Sisters (Punjabi Folk)

The Nooran Sisters are Sufi (the inward dimension of Islam) singers. They have very strong and powerful voices and mainly sing devotional songs. I have no idea what they’re singing, but to see them in concert is an experience.

Indian Ocean (Rock)

Indian Ocean is an older Hindi rock band that performs originals. They’re an Indian Fleetwood Mac or The Eagles. If you’re a rock fan, go check them out.

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