The lush greenery, the chilly winds, and the mesmerising hills of the Aamby Valley Township made for the perfect backdrop for the Enchanted Valley Carnival—a massive festival with top notch settings. For the uninitiated, it’s a three- day carnival which brings together different genres of music including EDM, rock and live bands and box them with camping and adventure activities. And though the property is only in its second year, it has already been a recipient of a WOW Award—New Property of the Year and nominated for the Entertainment Event of the Year award.
With a crowd of over 40,000 in 2014 and a sold out campsite, EVC comfortably outscored its debut year’s attendance of 25,000. While the flea market and the many food stalls and bars were bursting at the seams, music was the thread connecting the whole village. The three captivating stages, smartly positioned in the lap of nature, brought together some of the most electrifying international performers that remain untouched, as well as covered the vast spectrum of dance music garnished with the pack of raw Indian talents.
While Alien Chutney headed by Vir Das, played to the gallery with their own version of Swedish House Mafia, Anish Sood and Monica Dogra’s sets were high on energy. Nawed Khan blasted off with chartbusters, which served as the perfect teaser to the trance aces from Egypt (Aly & Fila), and as they left the mammoth audience mesmerised, more was to follow. New World Punx— Ferry Corsten and Marcus Schulz—were the most balanced, beautifully, in- sync duo who were the deserving headliners for day two, along with the legend known by the name of David Guetta. The EDM superstar weaved his magic over a two-hour set with gems like Club can’t handle me, Sexy chick, She wolf and Love is gone and brought the village down.
All things considered, the EVC 2014 ticked all the boxes. And we hope it only gets more enchanting from here on.