THE Festival started as a dream. An impossible one. Till it happened for real for the first time. 28th August 2012. Kolkata witnessed Poets Of The Fall live at Nazrul Mancha. 4000 fans screamed their lungs out in joy. At the City of Joy!
The next 9 chapters featuring Michael Learns To Rock, Infected Mushroom, Karnivool, The Aristocrats, Bumblefoot, Skyharbor, Raeth, LRB, Suraj Jagan, Noori, Nothnegal, Hacride, Point Of View, Underside, Aberrant, Louvat Bros, Jojo & Shiva, Lakkhichhara, MSonic, Alienz, What Escapes Me, Yonsample, Broken Membrane, Chronic Xorn, Beat Blasters, Voicez, DJ Kawal, VSociety, DJ Rajdeep Gupta, DJ Shamaun Ahmed, DJ Rachit, and others, brought Kolkata closer to artists across multiple genres and nations, and the fans closer to their dreams!
4 YEARS. 10 GIGS. THE BEST ACTS. ALL IN THE CITY OF JOY.
HAVE A STRESS-FREE FEST WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE IN'S & OUT'S
PARKING & SHUTTLES
Parking lot is located right across the street from the venue. Officially- Parking at your own risk on a first come first served basis. (Subject to availability of parking space.) Unofficially- We shall ensure your (legally parked) car's safety unless the cops tow it away! Scribble your address on your palm just in case you decide to get sloshed out at the gig. And, if caught drunk and driving, it is absolutely your fault and liability. Remember, we are warning you even now! Paid shuttles and drivers are available on advance booking.
ACTIVITIES IN THE VENUE
In front of the stage- Listening to awesome music! In front of the stalls- Treating your taste buds to yummy snacks. In front of the bar- Being Captain Haddock and shouting Billions of Blistering Blue Barnacles! Inside the venue- meeting new people, making new friends, taking selfies, groupfies, moshfies, et al, and of course, having the best time of your lives banging your heads off and bumping into each other in a giant moshpit!
KEEP OUR VENUE GREEN & CLEAN
We don't want to educate you about the needs of a green city. We may, however, inform you all that Swabhumi is a heritage plaza. Just use the dust bins. People caught littering will be thrown off the premises into a large dustbin vat (coloured in blue and white) outside!
WHO IS IT GONNA BE THE NEXT TIME?
THE Festival has consciously struggled to deliver better each time. All we can say now is we promise that we won't disappoint you with the next one too!
We are giving out some clues:
Chapter XII: BollyYouth. Love Anthems. City Debuts. People's Choice. Not to be missed.
Chapter XIII: 2 words, letters 1 & 2, Change & Cross = Suspense & Patience!
Chapter XIV: People's favourite. Of all times.