LaLaLand Festival returns to Goa for the fifth time. This international festival is set to connect communities across Goa and the world, through 25 amazing, live, national and international acts. Get immersed by Tritha’s Electro-Raaga concert or move your body with Kula Skoro’s African Dance, watch breathtaking acrobatics and magic tricks, mime and theatre, AI art, listen to enchanting and rebelling poetry or enjoy the sounds of varieties of live music.
Located within the picturesque Don Joao, a historical Portuguese heritage mansion in Nagoa, North Goa, the venue invites one to immerse self in the vibrant atmosphere of LaLa Flea. Delight your taste buds with diverse cuisines crafted by culinary magicians from different corners of Goa. Additionally, indulge your curiosity and expand your horizons through a variety of interactive workshops where you can discover and learn exciting new skills.
Noreen Van Holstein, founder, LaLaLand Festival says, “At LaLaLand, we firmly believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' which translates to ‘The World is One Family’. As a multidisciplinary art festival, we are bringing talents from all over the globe and local artistes together. What better a destination than Goa. It is a unique example where global and local cultures blend in really well and create this wonderful melting pot of creativity, flair, values and inspiration. We want to use the soft power of art to bring people together and break barriers that divide.”
Noreen Van Holstein, founder, LaLaLand Festival
What makes LaLaLand truly special?
Experience Goa like never before. LaLaLand aims to promote the unique culture of Goa and celebrate its diversity. At LaLaLand, make way for Bongisio, a Merces-based Konkani rapper, singer, songwriter and music producer, known to represent social issues in his songs as he performs his special act curated for the festival. Several renowned Goan artistes will come together to create a special song dedicated to LaLaLand
Don’t be surprised if you meet Dhrupad Gaonkar, a popular Goan mime artiste who is known for his satire and amazing silent performances. Several Goan ballet and music schools will also be in attendance. A partnership with Goan Art project to save Mhadei river will also be showcased at the festival
Embark on a wonderful journey where everyone is welcome. Be it kids, parents, grandparents, young adults, art enthusiasts, foodies, travellers. This festival unifies and cuts across age, gender, class and more. Those with special needs are given extra care and attention so they can enjoy the festival as much as others. With the Commission of PwD as the ‘inclusivity mentor’, LaLaLand is a truly inclusive space any time of the day.
Beyond just an experience
Lots of learning for all by engaging in interactive workshops and activities. You can participate in a workshop on “The use of artificial intelligence in art” or connect with your inner self with a family ecstatic dance practice by DJ Esta Polyesta from the Netherlands, the country famous for its progressive EDM music.
Experience the LaLa Photo Booth created by Arundhati Chattopadyaya, a mini-theatre where you play your own act. There is also poetry, belly dance and aerial yoga workshops to choose from!
A Paradise for Kids
LaLaLand is magical for kids and youngsters. Feel the energy of creating music together during the powerful percussion workshop by Dharavi Rocks, a group of musically talented teenagers from the slums of Mumbai. Dharavi Rocks is an educational project which is an initiative of the Acorn Foundation India an NGO working for the welfare of slum children and waste collectors/rag pickers in Dharavi.
Calling all fashion enthusiasts.
At LaLaLand, you get the opportunity to create your own merchandise instead of buying. You can bring a T-shirt, tote bag, and buy a plain copy on the spot. The LaLa Familia will provide you with paints, LaLaLand stencils and some cool ideas. Proudly show the world that you visited LaLaLand and are part of the LaLa Familia!
LaLaLand Festival is committed to sustainability. Trash4Cash, a unique initiative, offers people the opportunity to buy a festival ticket by donating trash. An artwork will be created from the collected materials.
A sapling can be picked up at the festival for those who pledge to the Planet vs Plastics campaign, a global initiative by our sustainability partner Earth Day Network.
LaLaLand was conceived with the vision of transforming a beautiful dream into a reality. Through a vibrant palette of colours, enchanting magic, and all things delightful, this festival embodies the essence of happiness, love, respect, and support. Living in LaLaLand means living in a dream world. Come and experience the magic for yourself, where dreams become reality and every moment is a celebration of the extraordinary.