28th February 2015, Bangalore: Building on the overwhelming success of its other cultural activities where Bhartiya City had played host to Slayer, Santana and Guns‘n Roses, besides the Edinburgh International Science Festival & the recently concluded Great Grover Wine Festival, it will now host EMERGE a day-long, multi dimensional festival with stunning installations, live art events, sculptures and more. EMERGE – Music and Art Show will kick off at Bhartiya City in Bangalore on 28th of February.
Having hosted a slew of large-scale outdoor concerts in recent years including the likes of Tiesto, Swedish house mafia and the iconic Metallica, Bhartiya City serves as the perfect space to host the very first EMERGE Music & Arts Festival. Since its inception in 2013, LIVE Viacom18‘s most cutting edge music venture EMERGE has brought to India a host of international talent for music-hungry fans across the nation.
EMERGE has put together what promises to be a phenomenal day of fun and frolic in the Capital as well as the country’s original stomping ground for alternative music, Bangalore. On the bill is Grammy-Award nominated Alt- J, BRIT Award Winners Rudimental (DJ set),and virtuoso hang-drum player Daniel Waples featuring The Petebox. Fantastic homegrown talent, Advaita bring their sublime fusion tunes to the fore plus Bangalore rock-outfit Parvaaz will also be part of the festivities.
One of India’s best portals for new art and design, Cupick, will be co-curating the art at EMERGE this year. Showcasing their works at the festival are three stellar creative minds.
Allisson Weeks Thomas – American illustrator and writer Allisson create pieces with a fairy-tale like charm and innocence and has a penchant for mixed-media. ShiloShivSuleman’s project The Fearless Collective brings together artists from across India with one singular message – women shouldn’t be afraid. Expect artworks to reflect their ideals strongly at the festival. London based designer and illustrator Alex Griffiths will also be displaying his whimsical and witty drawings at EMERGE.
At the very core of EMERGE is music and arts discovery- a platform, a forum where young fans can expect an experience like no other, where they will be able to truly open their minds and have a chance to discover something unique, something that will blow their mind – you could find your favorite new band, favorite new dancer and painter at EMERGE.
Building on Bhartiya City as a cultural hub and a luxurious destination with their soon to be launched Leela Residencies at Bhartiya City, EMERGE is a perfect platform to bring the art and music enthusiasts together and those seeking quality recreation and live entertainment.
Speaking on the concept of this Festival, Mr. G Raghavan, CEO Bhartiya Urban said “We are extremely excited to host EMERGE at the Bhartiya City premises in keeping with our intention of creating a vibrant smart city where people live, work, play and have fun. EMERGE, like the many events we have had in Bhartiya City, will bring a high energy performance by best among the emerging artists from across the globe. We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring this not only to potential residents of Bhartiya City but also for Bengaluru city as a whole”.
Date: 28 February 2015
Venue:32/1, Bhartiya City, Thanisandra Main Road, Chokkanahalli, Hegde Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560064