Magnetic Fields, India’s premium Music and Electronic dance festival is one of its kinds. No other music festival in India is organized inside a palace. The Grand and Opulent Al Sisar Mahal is a heavenly setting for this mega music festival to take place. The dates of Magnetic Fields music festival are announced for this year and you can make your bookings before it is too late.
Music lovers visit Magnetic Fields for their amazing line up. My two visits have introduced me to some amazing bands like The F16, Ska-Vengers, BFR Sound System, Machinedrum and more. Magnetic fields is one great platform for Indie bands in Indian subcontinent and a chance to see international personalities is really high here.
So now that you are sorted about stay at Magnetic Fields and have received your passes, you should look forward to the food and drinks scene at the venue. For someone like me, who is not that much interested in EDM, the amazing food setup is really attractive.
The eating options at Magnetic Fields range from Indian, continental, and desi street food. You can choose anything according to your budget and it won’t really disappoint you.
Since Magnetic Fields stages are divided in four different areas, the food stalls are arranged in same way. Two major food stalls are present inside the palace and another in the desert right next to the camping grounds. These two stalls have everything to solve your hunger pangs. You will find Indian Thali, Pizza, Pasta, Hot Dogs and even the humble coffee from Blue Tokai Roasters.
Another stall is inside the compound of the palace where the main event takes place in the night. Same stall along with 3 bar counters are here to make your night amazing. Since the music goes on till 4 AM, you will not run out of eating options anytime sooner.
My favorites were
Artisan Meats – Based in Delhi, they locally source meat, both chicken and pork and offer amazing hot dogs and pork ribs. One of the must try at the festival.
Asian Haus – They really outdid themselves with the top notch Asian street food available 24×7. Everything was really delicious
Fat Lulu’s – I have visited their outlet in SDA so I know that the quality of their pizza and Pasta is world class. The wood fire pizza was really delicious.
Blue Tokai – Their presence was just so helpful for me as I was working at the campsite and photography team and had to awake for long hours
Bhajan Dhaba – Bhajan Dhaba offers your cravings for Indian Thali. Both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Thalis are available here
Amma’s Haus – Amma’s Haus is a part of Asian Haus chain that specializes in South Indian cuisine. I had a plate of Dosa with chicken (or may be it was mutton I don’t remember lol) and it was simply delicious
Bakermania – Finally, what is a festival without the desserts. Bakermania offers amazing deserts, waffles, brownies and fannel cakes.
Budget food at Magnetic Fields
While the food setup at Magnetic Fields is a little costly and on the higher side of the pocket, you can always ditch this scene to taste some local food. The road connected the camping venue and the palace is filled with amazing street side foods. You can feast on Maggi, chicken and mutton curries prepared in Rajasthani style and spend your evenings tasting pakodas and fried chicken.
This year, when you visit Magnetic Fields, make sure that you enjoy the food scene as much as you spend your time with the music. It is a great experience to be a part of this festival.
How to reach Magnetic Fields – Magnetic Fields music festival takes place in Al Sisar, located in Jhunjhunu district. The nearest train station is located in Jhunjhunu but a majority of trains from Jaipur and Delhi stop at Sadulpur.
Magnetic Fields run special buses from Jaipur and Delhi for the festival goers so you can check this service out. Gozocabs also provides cab sharing facility for Magnetic Fields. You can contact them for their upcoming trips.
Nearest airport to Al Sisar, Magnetic Fields venue are in Delhi and Jaipur.
Where to stay in Magnetic Fields – Magnetic fields has a number of stay options. You can stay at the palace but the rooms are likely to get full on the day festival dates are announced. Camping in the Al-Sisar desert are is a unique experience and you must not miss it. The camping area has two styles of tents, the luxury Bedouin tents and the budget tents. You can read more about these tents here.
Stay homes and guest houses are present in Magnetic Fields and are easy to book. You can also pitch your own tents or go hippie and stay in your car.