Festival of Indian arts and culture returns to Liverpool from 1st – 12th November 2023
Back bigger, brighter and bolder then ever before, Milap’s INDIKA Festival will return to Liverpool this Autumn. For the first time, the 12-day celebration of Indian music, dance and culture, will take place across the entire Liverpool City Region, bringing the best of Indian arts to an even wider audience.
This November, Indika will feature an expanded and eclectic programme of events, featuring contemporary Indian music, dance, visual arts, film, poetry, talks and participatory activities, across iconic venues such as St George’s Hall, the Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Tung Auditorium and many more to be announced soon.
Indika showcases the best of contemporary Indian arts and culture, boasting an electrifying programme that celebrates the subcontinent’s rich heritage. You won’t just watch performances – you’ll feel them. From the alluring rhythms, colours and stories of India, to the delicious flavours of its cuisine, the festival offers an immersive, holistic experience that will leave audiences spellbound. Indika invites you to explore the stunning diversity and unbridled creativity of India, showcasing its enduring influence on the world stage, right here in Merseyside.
Milap launched INDIKA in 2012, and the festival has continued to grow ever since, with performances from artists such as Pandit Birju Maharaj, Rakesh Chaurasia, Aditi Mangaldas, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Jayanthi Kumaresh, Priyadarsini Govind, Shashank, Rama Vaidyanathan, Mythili Prakash and Patri Satish Kumar to name just a few!
INDIKA is a multi-arts festival packed full of exciting events and experiences; whether you’re an Indian music and dance aficionado, or eager to experience new art forms, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy. This Autumn, INDIKA will present some of the UK and India’s most exciting, emerging talent, alongside firm Milap favourites who have wowed audiences in previous years.
“Indika Festival, back in Liverpool for the first time since 2018, will take place over 12 days and at several of Liverpool’s best venues. It promises to be an experience like no other, and we want it to be an open, welcoming festival for everyone. The programme is also more ambitious than ever, with a series of events across the Liverpool City Region that everyone can enjoy, leading up to a core event programme in the Liverpool City Centre. We can’t wait to share Indika festival with the people of Liverpool, and hope it soon becomes an international highlight for Indian arts around the world.”
Alok Nayak, Milap’s CEO & Artistic Director