Launched in 2010, this five-day fiesta distills Lucknow’s rich heritage into an experience that’s open to all, whether you’re a seasoned local or a wide-eyed newbie. Get ready for a whirlwind of a multimedia exhibition, live performances that’ll leave you applauding like there’s no tomorrow, film screenings that’ll make you a cinephile in no time, enlightening lectures, and a crafts and weaves bazaar that’s a shopping spree waiting to happen. This bazaar, a kaleidoscope of crafts from all corners of India, started small but now boasts over a hundred craft groups, adding a colorful twist to your festival journey.
Every year, the festival dons a new theme that peels back a layer of Lucknow’s cultural diversity. Through storytelling, performances that deserve a standing ovation, and exhibitions that’ll have you snapping photos galore, the festival unveils Lucknow’s pluralistic and inclusive traditions.
Before the festival can happen, eminent locals come together and months are spent researching, chatting up the rest of the city’s folks, digging through archives, and even swiping through old family albums to get the lowdown on Lucknow’s history. The result? A mesmerizing multimedia exhibition that’ll have you saying, “Who knew history could be this cool?”
MSLF isn’t just a festival; it’s a cultural institution that Lucknow adores. So, mark your calendars because MSLF’24, the 15th edition, is coming your way from February 2 to February 6, 2024.
From “Shama” to “Raqs-o-Mausiqi,” each year paints a fresh stroke on Lucknow’s canvas of culture. So, get ready to dive into this vibrant sea of tradition, music, dance, and much more. At the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival, culture isn’t just celebrated – it’s the superstar!
MSLF’24 will be the 15th edition of the festival which will be celebrated from February 2 – February 6, 2024, in Lucknow.