Maruti Suzuki Windsong MusicFest Hyderabad (Day 2)
Windsong Wraps Up In Hyderabad; Next Up Is New Delhi & Mumbai
Two days of revelry, pervasive fashion and a melange of musical acts ended on a high note at the Maruti Suzuki Windsong Festival held over the weekend at Boulder Golf & Country Club. India's 'fresh air, blue skies and your favourite song festival’ launched in the city of Nawabs with a bang!
The second edition of the three-city music festival witnessed an incredible turn out of music lovers from not just Hyderabad but also surrounding cities.
Day 1 saw acts like junkyard Groove, Lagori, Indian Ocean on the Main Stage while Kanan Gill, Skrat, Neethusha, F-16s on the Garage Stage. A major draw on Day 2 was Lesle Lewis, Farhan Akhtar, Swarathma on the Main Stage while Kenny Sebastian, Shraddha Sharma, Prateek Kuhad featured on the Garage Stage. The wild after parties held at Over The Moon saw Jitter on Day 1 and BLOT! On Day 2 and were worth an applause!
Mumbai's Farhan Akhtar and Lesle Lewis got a standing ovation to their Bollywood singles while pioneering fusion rock act from New Delhi, Indian Ocean mesmerized the fans with their heartwarming all-time classics. Bangalore stand-up comedians Kenny Sebastian and Kanan Gill had the audience in splits with their rib-tickling one-liner punches . New York based Prateek Kuhad's acoustic set complemented the weather while 15 year Youtube sensation Shraddha Sharma won a lot of hearts. The F16s from Chennai played a high energy set accompanied with an eccentric performance. Lagori from Bangalore, Junkyard Groove from Chennai and Swarathma from Bangalore blended folk, fusion and rock in a seamless manner and set the stage ablaze. The very chic Neethusha Cherckal got the young lads swaying to her pop renditions.
In all, this edition of the festival was undoubtedly a success with a vast variety of cutting edge genres, an almost fitting line-up and an attendance which accounted for five thousand people over two days. The next stop for this year's Maruti Suzuki Windsong will be New Delhi on 24th - 25th January 2015 followed by Mumbai on 28th February - 1st March 2015.
As India grows beyond the EDM phase, this festival encourages a lot of new genres like pop, rock, funk, folk, reggae & live electronica to inscribe its footprint on the music map.
With great music served up in an easygoing ambience, Windsong has carved a niche for itself on the annual must-drop-in lists for many. The second edition of the Maruti Suzuki Windsong covered all the bases that any festival must — a music line-up with something for lovers of different genres, beautifully designed venue and eye-grabbing art installations to the selection of menus at the refreshment-kiosks as well as other experiences that make an event like this worth the money and make the music fanatics eat out of its hands.
Percept Live and World Of Yellow have brought together three popular concepts - music, environment and friends to create an impeccable outdoor adventure music festival.