A press conference on the Udaipur World Music Festival was organized on 12th February, 2016 at Hindustan Zinc office, who was also the largest sponsor of the World Music Festival. World Music Festival happened for the first time in India. It brought together internationally renowned musicians and artists of more than 17 countries, including India in Udaipur. The 2-day World Music Festival began on 13th February, 2016.
Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Sunil Duggal spoke about the need of such festivals towards promoting Indian culture and heritage as well promotion of international music in India. This would also be successful towards inviting tourism from across the world.
World music festival saw the performances of Symphony of Breath by Japan and India, Music of Saints of India, Strong Meditation by Tunisia, Instrumental Quintet by Serbia, Netherlands, India & Iran, Flamenco Music and Dance by Spain, African Beat Music by Ivory Coast, Rock Fusion Band by India, Omnem Terram by France & India, Fusion of Sufi & Gospel Music by India, Morroccan Saharian Soul by Morocco, and Afro Beat Venezuelan Cumbia by Venezuela, UK and Ghana.
The festival witnessed excellent footfalls with more than 25,000 people visiting the festival in two days alone. The event was held at 3 different places – Jagmandir Island Palace, Fateh Sagar Pal and Railway institute ground.