INDIKA: Europe’s finest festival of Indian arts returns to Liverpool for 2020


Indika Festival
12th – 22nd, November 2020
Various Venues, Liverpool

Indika, Europe’s finest festival of Indian arts, returns to Liverpool for 2020, taking over the city for a vibrant 10-day celebration.

Looking ahead to its 10th year, the Indika festival, presented by Milap, is renowned for hosting some of the biggest names in Indian arts, as well as some of the very best rising talent from India and the Diaspora.

Indika will return in 2020 with an expanded and eclectic programme of events, featuring contemporary Indian music, dance, visual arts, film, poetry, talks and participatory activities, across locations including St George’s Hall, the Philharmonic Music Room and LEAF on Bold Street.

Building on Milap’s successful collaboration as part of the citywide Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, one of the highlights of the new programme will see a major Diwali festival celebration in Liverpool for the first time.

Alok Nayak, CEO and Artistic Director at Milap said, “Indika will be the highlight of our year-long programme in Liverpool, and we wanted to ensure it had something for everyone, so we’ve scaled it up by programming events across the city, working with partner organisations and for the very first time we’ll be producing a major Diwali festival celebration for the city.”


Milap host a year round programme of Indian arts in Liverpool, including regular music and dance showcases, and provide workshops and opportunities via their ‘Arts School’, where anyone can learn different forms of Indian classical arts.  They also present events across the country, including recent sell out shows at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester and London’s South Bank Centre.

Whether you are an Indian music and dance aficionado or eager to experience new art forms, Indika is a multi-arts festival packed full of exciting events that are sure to bring a little bit of Indian spice to your Autumn calendar.

Indika will take place from the 12th to the 22nd November 2020, across venues in Liverpool. Look out for line-up announcements and much more in the coming weeks.

Tickets will go on sale in Spring, 2020.