Rajasthan International Folk Festival (or Jodhpur RIFF or Jodhpur folk festival) is an annual music and art festival organized to promote traditional folk music and arts held at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The festival is timed to match the time of the brightest full moon of the year (which in Northern India is known as Sharad Purnima).
The festival is planned to provide an open stage to all folk artists and musicians from India as well as from the globe. Around 250 musicians and artists from Rajasthan and elsewhere attend this festival.
The festival is supported by UNESCO as a “People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development”. In 2012 and 2013, Songlines regarded RIFF as one of the best 25 international festivals.
The theme of 2013 edition of the festival was the ancient history of the Mehrangarh Fort which was selected as Asia’s best fortress by Time.