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Fly Music Festival Announced

Fly Music Festival in Noida and Bangalore will feature performances by Anthrax, Deep Purple, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, The Wailers, KT Tunstall, and many more. UPDATE: Ray Manzarek & Robbie Krieger, and The Wailers are off the lineup on the festival’s website.

8 Jan, 2013

Indiecision

Indiecision Staff

We’re only a week into 2013, and what could possibly turn out to be one of the biggest most interesting fetival lineups of the year for India has just been announced. On Sunday night, the Percept Group announced their newest property, Fly Music Festival. The festival is allegedly of the traveling variety, and is set to take place first on February 16 and 17 at the Unitech Golf and Country Club, Noida, and then somewhere down south. The lineup includes genre heavyweights such as American heavy metal giants Anthrax, English rock legends Deep Purple (reported here), Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Robby Kreiger and Ray Manzarek billed as The Doors (yes), as well as Dubai metal act Nervecell, London bhangra group Dhol Foundation, UK dub act Dub Pistols and more.

UPDATE + Full Lineup (04.02)
After a lot of updates (check bottom of page), we finally have some complete information about Fly Music Festival. The festival will take place on February 16 and 17 at Wave City Center, Noida, and at Bhartiya City, Bangalore. The lineup from day one in Noida will play day two in Bangalore, and the lineup from day two in Noida will play day one in Bangalore, with a couple of exceptions, the most notable one being Deep Purple’s absence in Bangalore. Here’s all the music on offer over the two days.

UPDATE (07.02) - Earlier today, we wrote about the possibility of Fly Music Festival scaling down to just one day in Bangalore. In another development, Ray Manzarek & Robbie Krieger (of The Doors) and The Wailers are off the festival lineup on the official Fly Music Festival website in both cities.

February 16 – Noida
Limp Bizkit
Anthrax
Mastodon
The Wailers
Dub Pistols
Nervecell

February 17 – Noida
Deep Purple
KT Tunstall
Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger (of The Doors)
The Dhol Foundation
Deep Vally

February 16 – Bangalore
KT Tunstall
Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger (of The Doors)
The Dhol Foundation
Deep Vally

February 17 – Bangalore
Limp Bizkit
Anthrax
Mastodon
The Wailers
Dub Pistols
The Cuban Brothers
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

This festival will pretty much make sure that several music lovers in the country have at least one item they can cross off their bucket lists.

Speaking to The Times Of India about the festival, Percept head Shailendra Singh said, “We have The Wailers without Bob Marley and the Doors without Jim Morrison.” (This was on Sunday).

The festival promises multiple stages and “an overall experiential package bursting with a musical journey so eclectic that it is nothing less than historic in every sense of the word”. The complete lineup, including the Indian bands performing, will be announced on the festival website soon. The organisers have also planned an ambitious build-up to the festival: the festival website also states that the “journey of musically harmony will take the form of a road trip from multiple cities across the country”. The road-trip is said to include stopovers and activities such as band buses and “musical pit-stops”. The road-trip feature was also a central theme of the Lost Festival, which was to take place in November 2012, but never found its place on the winter festival schedule.

While their press release is deliciously kvlt, no one can deny that the Fly Music Festival boasts what is one of the most impressive, not to mention most varied (Anthrax vs KT Tunstall?) international lineups to hit the subcontinent.

If all goes well, Fly Music Festival will be the first major music festival of the year, and pretty much a wet dream for a lot of music lovers.

Tickets for the festival are on sale at BookMyShow, with single day passes starting at Rs 2,250 and season ticket options starting at Rs 3,000 and going up till Rs 10,000 for VIP. A student discount is also available.

Check out the original updated lineup posters below.

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Previous updates:

UPDATE (10.01): Limp Bizkit are back on the lineup page of the festival’s website. The Wailers are still out though.
UPDATE (11.01) Fly Music Festival will hit Bangalore on February 17 after the show the day before in Delhi.
UPDATE: (13.01): The Wailers are back on, and…wait for it…wait for it…Mastodon (!!!), according to a post on Fly’s official Facebook page. Check out the new lineup poster at the bottom of the page.
UPDATE (13.01): Tickets to Fly Music Festival are now available here.
UPDATE (03.02): Deep Purple will play the New Delhi leg of the Fly Music Festival on February 16.

Check back on NH7.in for more news from Fly Music Festival as we hear it.

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