GOAT Festival, a brand new boutique music and arts festival is heading to Indian shores in January 2017. A three day Indian love affair, GOAT Festival is to be held on Ashvem beach, which is hidden away in 2 acres of lush palm grove, sheltered by the sand dunes and facing directly west across the Arabian Sea.
Across 27-28-29 January, GOAT will curate future-forward sounds from India and around the world alongside performing arts, theatre and spoken word including Gilles Peterson, Sarathay Korwar, Dope St Jude, Kiasmos, Marquis Hawkes, plus many more.
GOAT festival is presented by GOAT Music, a London-based music and events agency headed up by Dave Gaydon (previous Roundhouse, Head Of Music). The intimate festival seeks to position itself at the confluence of contemporary and traditional, introducing and showcasing a side of India rarely seen by international travellers.
The festival will feature two main stages alongside three alternative performance spaces. After 10pm, the festival will move to two night-time venues close to the festival grounds, where DJ’s will spin in rustic beach huts, providing the soundtrack to the surrounding chill out areas, pop up cocktail bars and a reggae beach area.
As well as music, there will be an abundant suply of art, design, fashion and gastronomy. Festival goers will be able to take part in wellbeing workshops and yoga sessions available through the day alongside on-site spa therapies. There will be a chance to interact with like-minded people through dance and art workshops, storytelling and pop-up restaurants, which will serve delicious, local delicacies using sustainable produce. For those with an adventurous streak, water sports such as surfing and paddle boating will be an attractive option.
For the first time in India, a festival will be offering free, safe drinking water through water refilling stations and cashless top-ups.
Tickets for the three-day festival will be available as day tickets and weekend passes, on sale now at www.goatfestival.co.uk
Day Tickets £44
Weekend Tickets £110
27th, 28th & 29th January