Three days at a splendid beach resort, cool breezy air and most importantly, a wide range of fantastic music that can groove your body and move your soul! And all of this on Valentine’s weekend! Does this idea excite you? If yes, there is something really big coming up for you!
The most popular festival in EDM, the Dunes Music Festival is back! DMF is a celebration of new generation music. It is a platform which showcases new talents that come forward to stun you with their skills in electronic music including trance, dubstep, and bass drops. Dunes is a stage that presents the Indian EDM artists to the youth in India and around the world. This year, Dunes Music Festival is back as Dunes Beachland and the excitement is double. The very first edition will be held in the gorgeous Havelock Island of the Andamans.
About EDM And Dunes Music Festival 2019
EDM or the Electronic Dance Music is compiled and intended to address a large group of dancers with its wide range of sounds. Its origin dates back to the 70s when EDM was enjoyed in the form of popular disco and synthpop electronic dance music and 2000s saw EDM in its much-defined form. Its popularity has grown over the years and is becoming a thing in India now.
With several music festivals getting shaped in India, Dunes Music Festival is solely dedicated to EDM. Dunes strongly believe in music, not genre. The idea is to celebrate music in its entirety and not divide and restrict it. It is a beautiful and harmonious amalgamation of different styles. Dunes accommodate every form of music, be it Electro, Trance, Dub Fusion, Ambient, Drill, and Bass, or even Acid Jazz.
DMF established in 2016 has given three successful annual editions so far. Dunes Beachland is an even more exciting concept where the show will be hosted on a beach. Witness the music waves competing with the rhythm of the sea waves. This is the first edition of Dunes Beachland and it has been rightly scheduled for Valentine’s weekend. In fact, the organizers have already started planning for the second edition too, which will be held at the Mandarmani Beach near Kolkata, West Bengal.
Details Of Dunes Beachland 2019
Dunes Beachland 2019 by Dunes Music Festival is going to be one of the coolest events in Andamans and a milestone event in the history of EDM in India. And when we talk about India, it is not just the mainland, but also the Indian islands. Dunes Beachland will be attracting the youth from around the globe to witness this musical event. Below are the details of the show including the ticket prices for Dunes Beachland Festival.
Ticket Prices (per person stag entry):
- 1-Day Pass: INR 2500
- 3-Day Pass: INR 4000
- 1-Day Couple Pass: INR 4000
Venue: Havelock Island Beach Resort, Beach No. 2, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Beach, Andaman (1 Km from Havelock Harbour)
Dates: 13 – 15 February, 2019
Time: 3 PM – 10 PM
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Highlights Of Dunes Beachland 2019
- One of the biggest EDM show in India
- Held in the amazing ambiance open-air beach arena
- The show will have the two headliner artists Jean Marie and Daniella
- You will also get to see 8 to 10 amazing supporting acts by Indian artists
- Live session of techno and deep house music
- 15 DJs will play nonstop best tracks of Techno & House music at open beach arena
- The event is scheduled during the best time to visit Havelock (October – April)
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Map Of Dunes Music Festival 2019
Top Things To Do In Havelock Island
Havelock Island has always been the prime site for anyone visiting Andamans. It is popular for its pristine beaches, rich corals and marine life, diving scenes along with other water – adventures, beautiful sunsets and many exciting things to do. If you are heading to the Havelock Island to attend Dunes Beachland 2019, here are the things you must do before you leave Havelock Island:
1. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is one of the most popular water activities in Andamans, and Havelock Island is the best place to experience it. With various kinds of courses available here, you can choose the one that best suits you, including the beginner and amateur courses. And it is okay if you do not know how to swim.
2. Sea Walk
Sea Walk feels like moonwalk and you get to go 10 meters deep. This is also possible for those who do not know how to swim. Boats from Havelock Island will take you to the stationed seawalk boats. This activity is open to anyone between the age of 7 to 60 years. If you have kids accompanying you, they can be safely seated on the seawalk boats while you experience this whole adventure.
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The waters around the Havelock beach is most suitable for the snorkeling activity because here the reef starts at a depth less than a meter. And if you know swimming, you stand a chance to explore more. For those who need assistance can also avail a guided service. You can either buy or hire the snorkeling gears from the city. There are many resorts that offer snorkeling too. Elephant beach is the best spot for snorkeling in Havelock. If you are a non-swimmer, please use the life ring under water.
Though Havelock Island is famous for its beaches and water adventures, there is a popular trail that lets you explore the island itself. The trail to the Elephant Beach passes through the densely forested area and concludes near a marshy mangrove land. It would be best if you opt for a guided tour for this 40 minutes long trek, as the forest is dense and you will be provided with a vehicle to return.
Havelock Island is very small and if you want to take a tour, there are many bikes and scooters rentals available here. You can cover almost all the places on the island in nearly 2 liters of fuel. This is also interesting because you can explore this place at your own pace. Make sure you visit all the beaches on the Island including Vijaynagar Beach, Govind Nagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Elephant Beach, and Radhanagar Beach.
Places To Stay Near Dunes Beachland 2019
You will find several hotels and homestays on Havelock Island, suitable for every budget. Havelock is a place where you would easily get attractive properties on fairly mid-budget prices. But this being a small island, make sure you make pre-bookings for your stay when you visit here for Dunes Beachland festival.
1. Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana
If you are a traveler who prefers to save on their accommodation expenses but also sees it as an investment on the experiences, Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana is for you. The property offers three kinds of accommodations including Tented Cabanas, Standard Huts and Upgraded Huts. This is a mid-budget accommodation option that also offers you the chance to live close to nature, without compromising on the facilities. The place has ample common areas for socializing along with private areas.
Address: Havelock No 3, Havelock Island 744211, India
Price: INR 3700 onwards
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5 / 5
2. Symphony Palms Resort
If you are looking for a cottage style accommodation, Symphony Palms Resort in Havelock Island is where you should stay. The place has several well-furnished cottages style rooms that you would love especially if you are traveling as a couple. This option is going to turn your short visit to Havelock, for Dunes Beachland, into a full-fledged staycation in the Andamans. You can also explore the French-inspired cafe in the resort.
Address: 3, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
Price: INR 5000 onwards
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4 / 5
3. Wild Orchid
If you want to spend some time on your island holiday in the lap of nature, Wild Orchid is the best accommodation option for you. The hut-styled hotel-resort built amid the lush green surrounding will leave you spellbound. The relaxing ambiance of the room is just what you need after an exhausting and high spirited night spent at the Dunes Beachland Festival. This place allows you to power-experience Andamans within whatever short time you are spending.
Address: Vijay Nagar (No.5 Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
Price: INR 5000 onwards
TripAdvisor Ratings: 4 / 5
How To Reach Dunes Beachland Festival 2019
For reaching Havelock Island from any of the major cities in mainland India, you first need to arrive at Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, also known as the Port Blair Airport (IXZ). The flights normally reach here either by early morning or by the afternoon. If you wish to travel to Havelock on the ou are advised to choose a flight that will drop you here before 12.30 PM in order to board the last ferry to Havelock Island at 2 PM.
After arriving at Port Blair, you will have to head to Swaraj Dweep. There are 3 ways to do so:
Government Ferry or Cruise: Government ferry and cruise operate on all seasons but private cruises operate in specific months including May, June, July, and August. For ferry schedules, click here!
Chartered Boat Services: Chartered boat services are expensive but less time taking and luxurious.
Sea Plane: Though seaplanes connect Port Blair and Swaraj Dweep with services every day, except on Sundays, they are not currently operational in Andaman.
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Dunes Beachland is going to be the biggest EDM and dance event in the history of India. Be there to groove to superb music by the beach arena and enjoy drinks and food. Book your tickets here to enjoy this wonderful music and dance festival, plan a trip to Andaman and get ready to rock-n-roll.