Date & Venue
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019- Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune
1 Nov - 2 Nov - Meghalya
The happiest music festival is back, and and celebrating year 10. 10 years of bringing wonderful music and the happiest weekend of the year to our fans across the country! We're coming back home to Pune to celebrate one decade of joy and music with a festival for the books, from 29 Nov - 1 Dec. Get your tickets now before prices go up. We also have special priced tickets for our fans below 21 years of age .
Date : 18 Sep 2019
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai.
The 25-year old musician rose to limelight earlier in the decade as a muso’s musician with his jazz-ed up arrangements of popular songs and discussions on music theory going viral over the internet. Garnering support and appreciation through heavyweights like Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock, Collier released his debut album ‘In My Room’ in 2016.
Is coming to India on September 18 at NCPA’s Tata Theatre .
Date & Time: 9th August 2019/8:00 pm onwards
Venue: Live at ibis Bengaluru Outer Ring Road
With a dabble of expression and emotions, The Peepal Tree is all set to en-route to your soul with their music .Peepal Tree is a Bangalore based band comprising of Sujay Harthi on vocals, Tony Das on guitars, Praveen Biligiri on bass and Willy Demoz on drums and percussions. Their music can be described as Indian melodies sitting on funk grooves with overtones of electronica, and sung in Indian languages. This combination of elements makes for a very interesting new sound. Each musician in the band brings a wealth of experience to this new project, having been part of some of the most successful bands from India. Peepal Tree has collectively played more than 1500 concerts globally, in their other projects, and has been a part of the Hindi and Kannada movie industries
ibis has announced ibis Music, partnering with Sony Music to bring the best of local bands and new talents and perform at ibis properties. The global partnership involves hosting multiple live gigs across 17 countries, promoting ibis and passion for music.Featuring a host of artists across genres in seven ibis hotels across India, ibis Music aims to connect with travellers and local residents using music as the core strategy. The program will provide a platform to new and upcoming artists to showcase their talent and extend a quirky space to music lovers or travellers who enjoy sitting in a relaxed, uplifting atmosphere with some great tunes.They have already concluded four gigs in Gurgaon, Pune, Navi Mumbai and Kolkata.
Date: 8-10 November 2019
Venue: Tinker Field, Orlando, United States of America
The world's biggest DJs in the Sunshine State. Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando is the winter edition of the global EDC festival series. Growing to 3 days for the first time this year, the festival is a massive EDM celebration. One of the biggest electronic music brands in the world, EDC has made its name through curating eye-popping lineups and all-out stage production. Although undoubtedly the main event, beyond the music the festival is a full on amusement park, with attractions like rollercoasters and zip line for you to try.
Date 17-18 October 2019
Venue: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Celebrate 15 years of the iconic dance festival. Tomorrowland celebrate 15 years of their legendary dance festival with a special run of nights in Amsterdam this October. Taking over the city's Ziggo Dome, the iconic dance brand will look back on an incredible 15 years as they're joined by some of their favourite artists for two unforgettable nights. Since its first festival back in 2005, Tomorrowland has grown to become one of the world's most popular festivals, attracting music fans from all over the globe with tickets selling out almost immediately.
2019's events coincide with a year of celebrations for Tomorrowland following their inaugural Tomorrowland Winter festival and the launch of Tomorrowland – One World Radio.
Radio Commercials Day commemorates the day when the very first radio commercial was broadcast on New York station, WEAF. This took place on August 28th 1922 and was for an American estate agent, Queensboro Realty. It wasn’t until 1973 that the UK had its first radio commercial, which ran on LBC and promoted Birds Eye frozen food.
Date: 7-13 August 2019
Venue: Obuda Island, Budapest, Hungary
Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multi-genre music festivals in the world, taking place in Budapest. Born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the festival has been going steady since 1993.
One of the true bucket list festivals, Sziget transforms Obuda Island into a fully functioning musical haven that welcomes over 550,000 people each year to witness a lineup that includes the biggest names in music. Recent past headliners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, and Rihanna.
What makes this festival so special is the plethora of other activities that compliment the music, such as dance stages, a cinema, theatre, contemporary circus shows, sporting events, and even a beach where you can take a dip in the Danube.
Date & Venue for Prelims
7th July - Mumbai
13th July - Pune
4th August - Bangladesh (Dhaka)
18th August - Kohima
8th September - Nepal (Kathmandu)
29th September - Indore
6th October - Delhi
Date & Venue: 19: 17 - 20 October 2019, IIT Kanpur
Antaragni is the annual cultural festival organized by the students of IIT Kanpur, to boost talented individuals throughout the country. This is Synchronicity, IIT Kanpur - The Biggest and Fiercest Rock Festival in the country.Antaragni is the Biggest cultural festival of Northern India. We are a festival hosting over 30,000 participants from nearly 300 colleges across the nation who compete in over 100 events at the IIT Kanpur Campus.-
Antaragni is a legacy promoting the excellence of talent and culture that has been continuing for over 53 years and we are proudly hosting our 54th anniversary this year.
Synchronicity has long been the most revered flagship event of ‘Antaragni, IIT Kanpur’ and continues to do so. An event which has its own pro-night headlined by international artists with a headbanging crowd of over 10,000 people. Synchronicity has been headlined by some of the biggest Music Artists in the country and abroad including:· Guthrie Govan, Sky Harbor, Poets of the Fall, Blackstratblues, Bhayanak Maut, Indus Creed, Demonic Resurrection. It has remained one of the most successful launch pad for some of India’s Biggest Rock Bands today Including:- Parikrama, Them Clones, PENTAGR4M, Blakc, The Family Cheese, Zero Gravity
Stage 1: Prelims
Every year Synchronicity conducts road trips in over 9 cities throughout the nation for the preliminary round of Synchronicity. A lineup of 8-10 bands is chosen for each trip based on their OCs they send us through the registration (See Procedure below). The winning band from each city is selected for the Stage 2 and will also receive a recording deal worth of Rs. 30,000.
Stage 2: National Eliminations
The winning band from each city will be competing for the National Eliminations to be held at the IIT Kanpur campus during Antaragni. Top three bands are selected for the Grand Finalé.
Stage 3: Synchronicity Finalé
Top 3 bands, shortlisted from all over India compete in front of a crowd of over 10,000 for prizes worth over 5 lakh including numerous goodies, Instrument and Recording Deals plus Gigs at renowned rock concerts provided by our esteemed sponsors.
Date: December 13-15
Venue: Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan
The three-day contemporary arts and music festival have featured in the past the likes of Four Tet, Khruangbin, Daphni, Shigeto, Shanti Celeste, Jayda G, Floating Points, Bicep, Sandunes, Peter Cat Recording Co., BLOT!, BFR Sound System and more.
The festival passes can be purchased with the various accommodation options, that include rooms within the Alsisar Mahal, luxury tents in the Beduoin Village, fully-equipped classic tents and the option to ‘pitch your own tent’.Check outthe Magnetic Fields website for tickets and further information, and follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
Date : 21 Sept 2019
Venue : Famous studios (Main show) Mumbai
It’s that time of the year again when hip-hop takes centre stage! India’s largest hip-hop dance music festival, Breezer Vivid Shuffle is back. A much-needed platform for the burgeoning hip-hop talent in India to break out, Breezer Vivid Shuffle has been conceptualized by Only Much Louder (OML), one of the country’s biggest content creators and talent management firms and offers India's largest cash prize pool (up to ?1million) for a hip-hop dance festival. The current edition has roped in Varun Dhawan and Melvin Louis as the face of Breezer Vivid Shuffle season 3.
Date: 16 - 18 Sep 2019
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Singapore
All That Matters is Asia’s leading sports and entertainment industry conference, All That Matters, is unique. It offers the meeting point in the region for the most influential players in global entertainment.
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Date & Venue:
14 Sep 2019 Delhi NCR
15 Sep 2019 Mumbai
Sunburn, Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival will kick-start its 13th Season
with Sunburn Arena with legendary multi-platinum superstar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated
recording artist Wiz Khalifa across the cities of Mumbai and Delhi in the month of September 2019. The
season’s first Sunburn Arenas with Wiz Khalifa will kick off on 14 September 2019 in Delhi NCR followed
by Mumbai on 15 September 2019.
Date & Venue
28 Aug Mumbai
29 Aug New Delhi.
It’s August and unofficially time for the artist announcements in the live music circuit’s peak season to kick off. Mumbai-based artist and event agency Third Culture announced earlier today that it was bringing down Los Angeles saxophone artist Kamasi Washington for his India debut on August 28th in Mumbai and August 29th in New Delhi.
The tenor saxophonist, who has worked with hip-hop artists such as Run the Jewels and Kendrick Lamar, alternative artist St. Vincent, IDM producer Flying Lotus and bassist-composer Thundercat, will be joined by his nine-piece band that includes veteran musicians like Ronald Bruner on drums, Miles Mosley on bass and Ryan Porter on trombone among others, for the two shows.
Date: September 25, 26, and 27.
Venue: Morpheus Valley Resorts in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
The three day music festival, held some 10000 feet above water, includes two stages, 30 international artists, and 50 national artists; who will be playing everything from psy-trance, electronica, rock, R&B, jazz, folk, and more. The lineup includes a plethora of names; Israel psy trance act Audiotec, Mexico-based progressive psy duo Helber Gun, Gurgaon’s acoustic alternative rockers Anantara, Delhi based electro rock duo Fuzz Culture, are just a few names from the lineup.
The three day fiesta of adventure, music, healing, and culture, offers a beautiful location, UV décor, cottages, on site camping area, a flea market, a bar, food stalls, and everything you might need for the time. Carry some identification with yourself, stay safe, and enjoy one of the coolest festivals around.
Within a fortnight of the Manohar Monologues on the Swashbuckling Kapoor, you are in for a lyrical treat:
Manohar Monologues on
Shailendra SoS: Songs of Soulfulness
Sensitivity thy name is SHAILENDRA!
All other details given in the flyer!
Date: 17- 19 OCT 2019
Venue: BOMBAY EXHIBITION CENTRE, GOREGAON (E)
Technology evolves at lightning speed and it dramatically impacts everything it touches; the world of broadcast and entertainment is no different. The entire gamut of innovative advancement possible in this industry remains elusive most of the time, except for one unique occasion. Every year, for over two and a half decades, The Broadcast India Show becomes the interactive platform that showcases on one hand, the paradigm shifts in infotainment technology across the globe. On the other, it allows you to connect with the innovators and experience the marvels first-hand.
With Broadcast India Show 2019, it's time to make way for next-gen broadcast technology - faster, easier, more productive and definitely more creative ways of working with broadcast, film, audio, radio and everything else that contributes to the infotainment industry - from its content creation to its management and delivery. Companies and corporates, veterans and professionals, suppliers and customers, visionaries, and other stakeholders from across the world will gather to realize opportunities, establish trade connections and facilitate resource pooling on the biggest scale as is the norm every year.
Date: 31 Oct - 1 & 2 Nov 2019
Venue: Grande Halle de la Villette.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris is the not-to-be-missed music event of fall. The event’s home is right in the heart of the Grand Halle de la Villette in Paris’ 19tharrondissement, and has been since 2011. Over three days, the festival welcomes a music-mad crowd with an ambitious line-up that is unrivalled, showcasing the best international music from the indie scene.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Pitchfork Paris, or #P4Kparis for those in the know, is back on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November at the Grand Halle de la Villette.
Date: 29 Aug - 2 Sep 2019
Venue: New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA
Taking place Labor Day Weekend, once again at the spectacular New York Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square, footsteps from Broadway theaters, museums, hundreds of restaurants and other NYC attractions.
Visit www.newyorksalsacongress.com for schedules, artist and band lineups, hotel and travel information and latest updates!
Date: TBA Nov 2019
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is hosting a music festival in India this year.
OnePlus has announced that it will be organising a music concert in Mumbai in November 2019. The upcoming music festival is expected to host several international as well as local music artists. The company teased a short video on YouTube and Twitter announcing the upcoming event.
You can also see a dedicated microsite called "OnePlus Music Festival". This is the first time that the brand is hosting a music festival. The company is expected to announce the names of featuring artists soon on the website.
nePlus is known for finding different ways to engage with consumers. One of the examples is the frequent pop-up events that take place every now and then
Date: 13-15 September 2019
Venue: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, United States of America
KAABOO Del Mar is a multi-genre music festival in California. One of three KAABOO outposts in the world, the festival presents some of the biggest names in music in a scenic location.Overlooking the Pacific Ocean coastline, KAABOO Del Mar brings more to the table than just music though. With full comedy, art, and culinary lineups, this is a wide ranging cultural experience.An updated version of a festival, all KAABOO events are expertly curated down to the smallest detail to ensure attendees leave with memories they won't soon forget.
Kings of Leon , Snoop Dogg, Wu?Tang Clan, Maren Morris, REO Speedwagon, The Cult, Boyz II Men, Silversun Pickups, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Andrew McMahon, The Wilderness, Plain White T’s, Vintage Trouble, Grizfolk , J.Human
Book ur tickets on: https://www.festicket.com/festivals/kaaboo-del-mar/2019/
Date: 27-29 December 2019
Venue: Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Come relive the music, relive the memories, relive Sunburn. Sunburn Festival is Asia's biggest electronic music festival, and this December the festival returns to its homeland – Goa – for three sprawling days of house, EDM and pop on Vagator Beach. Recent lineups have included dance royalty such as Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more, who all played out underneath Sunburn's iconic stage production, visuals and pyrotechnics. So big is Sunburn that it is now the third largest dance festival in the world, after Tomorrowland and Ultra, and attracts people from more than 52 countries, who each year make the journey to India to experience it first-hand.
Date: 26 October 2019
Venue: Barlow Park, Cairns, Australia
Genre: ElectronicHip HopIndie
A boutique Australian festival. The Grass is Greener is an Australian boutique music festival, combining the best in Australian talent with worldwide artists each October. This year's festival will see the likes of Tyga, Amy Shark, Golden Features and The Veronicas perform inside the city's Barlow Park. Furthermore, the next day will see Scene & Heard take over Barlow Park with Wolfmother and more.
Date: 19 October 2019
Venue: Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EDM's main event
AMF (Amsterdam Music Festival) is the home of EDM, taking place in Dutch Capital. Partnered with DJ Mag, this is where the publication reveals it yearly rankings.With The Netherlands linked to the electronic genre like no other country, it only makes sense that this is where the vaunted Top 100 DJs list is announced.As has become tradition, AMF takes place in Johan Cruijff ArenA, which is the biggest indoor venue in the Netherlands.
Date: 16-20 October 2019
Multiple Venues: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Electronic music's main event of the year. Amsterdam Dance Event (or ADE for short), is electronic music's main event. Taking place in the Dutch capital, the festival is dance music's craziest five days of the year. Turning the entire city into a giant festival, events take place in everything from bars and cafes to Amsterdam's biggest and most popular venues.
Providing the musical entertainment will be pretty much every electronic act you can think of, with all of your favourite DJs from new era chart-toppers like Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to old school legends like Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin all making the annual pilgrimage to ADE.
On September 25, we turn up the volume to honor all the musical artists and that chart-topping song that makes them memorable. It’s National One-Hit Wonder Day!
History of this day
The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. Following the meeting in Hawaii, many attendees marked Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966 when back in their own countries. Ever since then, the number of people celebrating Gratitude Day across the world has grown and grown.
Date: 17th Setember 2019
Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950's and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers.
Tickle your keys for Piano Month! September . Celebrating an instrument that continues to be classical, contemporary and flexible at the same time; an instrument that contributed enormously to the development of music as we know it, and continues to play a key role in modern music.
Date: 19 & 20 October 2019
Venue: Jio Garden< mumbai
One Digital Entertainment is known for giving the Indian digital entertainment industry some key digital influencers and first of its kinds, digital IP’s. Now, the network is all set to bring the first ever live event in the form of Social Nation by joining hands with the largest event IP curators and aggregators of the country – Event Capital, a Laqshya Media group company. Social Nation is a festival that will celebrate the independence and the colossal power of the Internet.
Social Nation is a first of its kind festival that will celebrate the emergence of the Internet content creators and communities growing at a booming speed. Set to empower the digital content ecosystem, this festival will encourage the audience to interact and exchange ideas in real time and space with their social media timelines. A one-stop entertainment and interactive festival across two days, Social Nation will witness performances by more than 60 artists from different segments like music, comedy, dance, poetry, and others. While Stage 1 will see Stand – up acts, Slam poetry, Comedy debates, Dance and Indie performances, Stage 2 will have Inspirational talks, Open mics, Rap battles, Fireside chats etc. It will also host multiple engaging hands-on workshops and panel discussions by creators and industry experts from digital fields. While the final list of creators will be announced shortly however the biggest of the names – national as well as international are said to be roped in.
Gurpreet Singh, COO and Co-Founder, One Digital Entertainment said , “As a company, One Digital Entertainment has always aimed at empowering creators and giving the audiences quality content to consume. Our core idea has always been to support independent content and creators and the Internet has made it possible year after year. To celebrate the very said democracy, we are bringing a multi-layered festival whose core lies in the creator-fan relationship and hence we have meticulously planned to create an exclusive arena for the creators to interact with their fans. Networking with the industry and directly connecting with the consumers on-ground, understanding them, their choices and their consumption patterns will be an added advantage”.
Deepak Choudhary, Founder and Director, Event Capital said , “Social Nation is an extremely special addition to our current roster of event IPs. We have been curating various IPs in music, fashion, lifestyle, sports, kids etc and we have been very keen on curating an IP for the offline digital content space. India is witnessing a subculture of independent content and digital space has carved a niche for itself especially with the millennials. Through this IP we aim to create a close community of fans and creators where everybody feels home and significant.”
Scheduled to take place on 19-20th October 2019 at Jio Garden, Social Nation will also have Off – Stage Activities, Experience zones, never seen before VR experiences amongst many other things. Set to be a year-round IP, August onwards, Social Nation will travel to multiple Indian cities with Digital superstars/artists.
Date: 5 & 6th November 2019.
Venue: Montage Hotel,Beverly Hills, USA
The 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards will return to the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 5-6 for two days of high-level panels, artist interviews, and executive Q&As featuring some of the biggest names in music, comedy and live entertainment. The annual event, which celebrates its 16th year in 2019, brings together industry insiders, top decision-makers, power players, and artist managers.
For more information on this year's Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards, visit billboardlivemusicsummit.com.
Date: 26 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Venue: Ziro Valley, Cona, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Ziro Festival is a place to enjoy music and nature. It comes together with the efforts of the local Apatani community, independent musicians and a bunch of people driven by a passion for music.The actions of all of us at the festival affect Ziro Festival's environment.
Date: 15 - 17 Oct 2019
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre.
Hosting leading exhibitors from around the world, the Middle East’s professional lighting, audio & AV technology trade show is a platform for industry professionals and trade visitors to meet, source and discover, showcasing the latest products and solutions as well as highlighting changing industry trends and innovations.
Alongside the 3 day exhibition, the Events Technology and Entertainment Development Forum, a free-to-attend conference, will see some of the brightest minds from around the globe descend on Dubai, sharing their insights and expertize through a number of tech talks, panel discussions and case study presentations.
Date: 18-22 Sep 2019
Venue: Cinemark At The Pike , Long Beach, CA, USA
Long Beach Indie Film Media And Music Conference And Expo is a 5 day event being held from 18- 22 September 2019 at the Cinemark At the Pike in Long Beach, United States. This event showcases films, TV pilots, web series, and music videos of any theme or genre.
Do you remember what CD player stands for? We do! It’s Compact Disc, and it was one of the most innovative storage solutions ever created. A 1.2m thick disc of plastic with a spiral of data so tight it causes optical refraction to the viewer, creating a rainbow that, to us, is representative of the unbelievable variety of sounds that can be bound within.
Hug a Drummer Day is celebrated all around the world in order to pay tribute to and show appreciation for the drummers in bands. Because drummers sit at the very back of the stage during performances, it is often felt that they do not receive the recognition that they deserve and that they are unable to take their place in the spotlight with the rest of the band when they are on stage.
Date & Time: Nov 23 at 4 PM – Nov 24 at 11 PM
Disrupt 2019 are back this year on the 23rd and 24th of November 2019 with bigger plans which we cannot wait to share with you! Mark the dates and keep your eyes peeled!
Thailand Date: 12-16 December 2019
Venue: The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya,
Thailand’s celebration of arts, music, food and ideas. Now in its sixth year, Wonderfruit returns to The Fields at Siam Country Club once again for another unforgettable journey of musical and artistic discovery in the gorgeous Thai countryside. Built on six pillars – art and architecture, wellness, farm to feasts, music, family, and talks and workshops – Wonderfruit packs 24 hours of diverse programming into four days and four nights for an action-and-discovery-packed experience to inspire Wonderers of all ages.
With an environmentally conscious ethos, Wonderfruit encourages sustainable living and brings together a global community to celebrate it, proving that decadence and hedonism can go hand-in-hand with social responsibility. This year's edition is set to feature international live music acts and DJs, perspective-shifting talks and workshops, world-class cuisine, cutting-edge architecture, and much more.
Reeperbahn Festival 19 – 22 Sept. 2018 The Future Of Music The music industry is often a mirror of our society. Here, too, we face the demand on artists to take clear political positions, the question what art is (not) allowed to do, the claim to overcome the gender gap, the way of handling the change in the use of media, and increasingly stronger economic pressure on the one hand, but also all sorts of suggested solutions and future vision on the other. Add to these topics the opportunity to experience the most thrilling new international bands and artists live in small or mediumsized clubs, you will end up at the heart of Reeperbahn Festival! Apart from addressing the future issues mentioned above, whose relevance often extends far beyond the music industry, Europe’s biggest market place for music and the music industry will present around 500 international bands and artists, already for the 13th time. The eight most promising acts will present themselves to a top-class jury around Tony Visconti at the ANCHOR music competition. This unique blend of future congress and festival is the essence of Reeperbahn Festival, attracting more and more music fans and professional guests from all over the world for four days to Hamburg St. Pauli every year. The fact that Reeperbahn Festival has meanwhile become a platform for political topics was confirmed by the major press conference last year kicking off KEYCHANGE, an initiative promoted by the EU and triggered by the British PRS Foundation, which its initiators deliberately set in the Reeperbahn Festival framework. KEYCHANGE stands for strengthening the role of women in the music business, again addressing an issue that reaches far beyond the music industry. 40,000 guests on four days in 2017, of which 4,700 were professional visitors from 57 nations 500 bands/artists about 600 concerts and showcase concerts art, film, readings, education 400 conference items with sessions, meetings and awards
All About Music
Date : 27th August 2019
Place : Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Launched in 2017, All About Music is a unique, all-inclusive music conference that has established itself as a gateway for the global music community into India.
The 2-day conference, catering to the diverse stakeholders of the Indian & Global music industry, envisions to educate, develop & create strong partnerships among the community by addressing real challenges and growth opportunities.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.