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Sound Awake 2013 Dates, Lineup Announced

Darude, Taboo from Black Eyed Peas, Dirty Vegas, Yves Larock and more will play the dance music festival set to hit Bangalore early next month.

17 Jul, 2013

Arjun S Ravi


Sound Awake is a(nother) new dance music festival, set to hit Bangalore next month. Promoted by DNA Entertainment, the festival will see performances by a host of international artists spread across four promised stages on Sunday, August 4 at the Supernova Arena & Convention Center at Yelahanka. On the bill are names like Darude (#youremember), Taboo (the other dude from the Black Eyed Peas), frequent visitors Dirty Vegas, and ‘Rise Up’ man Yves Larock, among a list of other international DJs.

Hints of corporate brainstormery can be found in everything from the press information to the official website of the festival. Here’s what we received in our mail

Dear Respected,

The most awesome EDM festival from DNA Entertainment Networks featuring top DJs from Ministry of Sound, Hedkandi, IndiStage and DNAlive @ Sound Awake 2013 taking place at Supernova.

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime, with multiple stages featuring world-renowned DJs, spinning their latest, hottest, and most popular mixes.

This is from the ‘About’ page on the event’s official website

Pursuing the diversified event portfolio that DNA Networks promotes and produces, the launch of SOUND AWAKE, a biannual Electronic Dance Music festival, is in the current trend and offering for a great live experience to music fans.

Promoters capitalising on music trends to produce live events isn’t uncommon, but being this blunt (and grammatically incorrect) about it is something we don’t see often. Most music fans we know usually aren’t concerned about promoters diversifying their event portfolios and just want to have a great time listening to music. To that end, Sound Awake features four stages which include a Ministry of Sound outpost, a Hed Kandi stage, an “IndiStage” and a DNAlive stage. The festival will also see a food court, and a “Goa Flea Market” for fans to check out during the day. Gigs in four cities in the days leading up to the festival will see artists performing at the festival playing sets at clubs in those cities. Check out the event lineup below.

August 2 – Tim Cullen (Ministry of Sound), Shisha, Kolkata
August 2 – Shane Kehoe (Minsitry of Sound), Rain, Hyderabad
August 3 – Yves Larock, Jynxx, New Delhi
Mumbai TBA

Tickets for the event will set you back Rs 1,000 (an early bird rate till July 22) for the ‘Golden Circle’ and Rs 5,000 for the ‘Platinum Circle’ and can be purchased here. Check out the lineup revealed so far below.

Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)
Yves Larock
Dan Van
The Shapeshifters
Dirty Vegas
Shane Kehoe
Tim Cullen
Patrick Hagenaar
Aimee Jay
Chris J Frater
Joelle Atkins
Roxy P

More details when we have them. In the meantime…

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