Walking in to be welcomed by 100 feet installation that maps the journey of music … from vinyls to cassettes to CDs to iPods…that’s a chaste festival for you. Just one of the many greeting cards, Asia’s largest Bollywood Music Festival, Radius Developers presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project provided for its many happy revelers who flocked in thousands at the sun set in the open landscape of Jio Gardens, BKC. The festival comprised the whole package: adventure, shopping, gourmet, live jamming stations and ofcourse, music, in its many different, adrenaline-pumping avatars.
While the flea market and the many food stalls and bars packed in BMP visitors, the stages were where the party was at. An inverted gramophone of mammoth proportions took centerstage on stage 2 while an inverted piano was the highlight on stage 1. Experimental music was the thread connecting the entire arena. Seasoned and hugely popular Rekha Bharadwaj and Vishal & Shekhar … need we say more? The superstar headliners of day one weaved their magic over two- hour each sets and provided an electrifying set of memories to the thousand – strong crowd across the two stages. Papon played an individualistic set with ingenious up tempo styling while Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha brought in an element of funk, soul and melody before the genre busting hitmakers took to stage
During the day, the stage had been set to perfection by ethereal acts such as Raghav Sachar, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Navraj Hans, Harish Moyal, Gurnazar, Divine, Deepak Rathore Project, Elektro Sufi, Darshan Doshi Collective, Arkane, Shahid Mallya, Parthiv Gohil, Navraj Hans, Hans Raj Hans who with their powerful renditions kept audiences entertained.
Celebrating the feminine spirit, Sonu Kakkar, Hard Kaur, Shibani Kashyap and Vaishali Samant playing a pure high-octane energy set and bringing a new meaning of raw energy. Coming together for the first time BMP Digital Superstars – Arjun Kanungo, Darshan Raval, Raaga Trippin’, Siddharth Slathia set the pace for BMP Young Stars with Gen X acts like Aakanksha Sharma, Ami Mishra, Amit Mishra, Asees Kaur, Bhoomi Trivedi, Brijesh Shandilya, Prakriti Kakar, Shashwat Singh, Sukriti Kakar, Yasser Desai and Yashita Sharma with their interactive set.
And, that was just day one fervor of the festival brought to the country by Event Capital and TM Talent Management. Stay tuned for day two.