Pristine beaches, a shimmering blue sea, and some of the finest surfing in the country – an idyllic location for the fifth annual Covelong Point Surf, Music & Yoga Festival.
Dates: August 25th – 27th 2017 at the Covelong Point Social Surf School in Kovalam village near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Production partner: EarthSync.
Celebrity guests: Jonty Rhodes, cricketer Murali Vijay, South Indian actors Arya, Jeeva, and Veera to name just a few. The Chief Guest will be Dr. C Sylendra Babu – the Additional Director General of Police (Coastal Security).
About The Festival
Featuring a national and international level surf competition, a global music lineup spread across three stages, yoga and meditation classes and alternative healing workshops – the annual event attracts thousands of attendees every year from across India and around the globe. A pilgrimage site of sorts for surfers, yogis, and artists alike, the event also features a vibrant flea market, food stalls, art installations and beach side activities/sports.
Global Music Festival
Three stages – the Beach Stage, the Yoga Shala and the Acoustic Stage.
Indian folk rock / roots space, acts like The Raghu Dixit Project and IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer will be performing.
The Beach Stage will see acts like alternative rock act Skrat who will be launching their brand new album.
Hip hop artist/rapper Divine; live electronica keytar artist Bemet from Israel; ska/funk/soul act The Fanculos; singer/songwriter Mali aka Maalavika Manoj; Carnatic Classical virtuoso Padma Shankar; and dance troupe Covelong Point Surf Boys.
The Yoga Shala will showcases music in the spiritual space, with artists like live electronica musician Yotam Agam from Israel, Carnatic maestros Mahesh Vinayakram and Vinaya, guitarist Arli Liberman from Israel, meditative sounds of yoga instructor/sound healer Priya Deepika, sacred chants by Vasuda Sharma, an electronic meditation set from Avilente aka Faheemul Hassan.
The Acoustic Stage will feature stripped down sets – a Call For Artists has been released, inviting artists to apply for the chance to perform on this stage as part of the festival.
Yoga Shala: Yoga, Meditation, Healing
The Yoga Shala brings together a finely curated lineup of renowned yoga and meditation teachers, sound therapists, alternative healers, masseuse specialists, martial artists and musicians for a series of sessions designed to set participants on the path to holistic wellness. Experience different disciplines of yoga and healing, learn new skills through engaging workshops, or sit back and enjoy a musical performance – all at the Yoga Shala.
Early bird tickets now sold out – regular tickets still available!
The Cause: Environmental Awareness, Beach Sanitation + Rehabilitation
Driven by a passion for art and music and a love of surf and the ocean, since its inception the festival has used these powerful mediums as vehicles to empower the local Kovalam community.
For several years now, the festival has also acted as a platform for some of the finest surfers in the country and for the sport of surfing in India as a whole, bringing together communities from around Chennai and the globe to celebrate their passions and a love of life. A carnival of culture – set on the spectacular Tamil Nadu coastline.
For details on the festival, visit: http://www.covelongpoint.com/
For the full festival music lineup, visit: