Percept Live, the creators of Sunburn, Asia's biggest music festival, announced its plans for the fourth edition of the 'Bollyboom Holi Bash 2020'. The melodic foot-tapping extravaganza will be held from 8th – 13th March 2020 across 10 cities pan India and overseas including Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Delhi, Nashik, Kochi and Dubai. A key highlight of this event is the obligatory use of Eco-Friendly Organic Colors and Water Reuse and Recycling with an aim to promote sustainability, conserve natural resources and encourage zero waste management.
Bollyboom is an Intellectual Property of Percept Live, a forerunner that introduced a new genre called Bollywood Electro Music, a fusion of Bollywood music and electronic sounds in the festival market in India in 2013. The Bollyboom Holi Bash 2020 will witness a 7-hour non-stop entertainment extravaganza of music, organic colors and interactive fun at India's most popular and much loved Festival of Colors across the country. Given the massive success and popularity of the first three Bollyboom Holi editions in 2017, 2018 and 2019, this year's Bollyboom Holi Bash will kick off from 8th March in Mangaluru, and thereafter witness multiple simultaneous Holi Bashes on 10th March across Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Delhi, Nashik and Kochi, to finally culminate overseas on 13th March at Bollywood Parks in Dubai.
Bollyboom Holi 2020 will see an incredible line-up of leading Bollywood Singers and DJs including Diljit Dosanjh, Juggy Sandhu, Naitik Nagda and DJs like Chetas, Ali Merchant, Omen, Scorpio and many more. All of them will perform live at venues across India and West Asia therein making this the biggest, grandest networked Global Holi Celebration.
Janamjai Sehgal, Business Head – Bollyboom said, "The Bollyboom Holi Bash 2020 across 10 cities will be one of the largest networked Festival events our country has ever seen. The Festival of Holi connects citizens across our nation like no other event and our aim is to scale up the experience this year to offer our fans a fun yet secure environment where they can truly enjoy the festival without any concerns for their security. We have a stellar line-up of Artists, live performers, state-of-the-art technicals & SFX, and a bespoke F&B experience along with a wide range of activities that will keep them fully immersed and entertained. The Bollyboom Holi Bash across 10 cities is our attempt to expand to reach a larger number of Bollyboom Holi fans without conceding on the experience and value of this unique Intellectual Property."
Along with a fantastic artist line up, the Bollyboom Holi Bash 2020 will also see live percussionists and talented performers who will add color and sparkle to usher in the festive mood. The event will also offer a curated F&B experience for all attendees and with only organic eco-friendly colors being permitted inside the venue, the focus is on making the overall celebrations a safe and secure one.
A first of its kind, the Bollyboom Holi Bash will be the largest connected event ever organized across India and overseas. The idea behind conceptualizing the 10 city Bollyboom Holi Bash is to enable maximum Holi fans attend, network and celebrate the popular Festival of Colours across the nation and abroad. The Bollyboom Holi Bash 2020 is also expected to be attended by renowned celebrities, artists, socialites and general audiences who will converge from different parts of their respective cities to rejoice and participate in a popular and much eagerly anticipated festival that marks the end of winter and the advent of spring.
With a perfect blend of Bollywood dance music and colors, every attendee can also look forward to immersing themselves in a carnival mood and indulge in a wide range of cuisines at the multiple Food Courts set up. Dance enthusiasts can certainly expect a foot tapping fusion of Bollywood Dance, Pop and Club Music with Rain Dance and only Eco-Friendly Organic Colors being used, therein offering guests a complete festive experience.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.