Percept Live the creators of Sunburn, Asia's biggest music festival, unveiled its plans for the third edition of the 'Bollyboom Holi Bash 2019'. The musical extravaganza will be held from 20 - 25 March 2019 across 9 cities pan India including Mumbai, Pune, Cochin, Mysore, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Nagpur, Hubli and Kakinada. A key highlight of this event is the enforced use of Eco-Friendly Organic Colors and Water Recycling in a bid to conserve resources and 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 2019 will witness a 7-hour non-stop entertainment extravaganza of music, colors and interactive fun at India's much loved Festival of Colors across the country. Given the massive success and popularity of the first two Bollyboom Holi editions in 2017 and 2018, this year's Bollyboom Holi Bash will kick off from 20 March in Nagpur at Ambika Farms, 21st March in Mumbai at Khar Gymkhana, Republic Garden in Pune, The Oasis Hotel in Mysore, and Halcyon Times in Kakinada. The weekend of 23 and 24 March will see Bollyboom wow patrons at Den Hotel in Bengaluru, Le Meriden in Kochi and Mangalore Hills in Mangalore, while 25 March will witness the Bollyboom Holi bash celebrations culminate in Naveen Hotels in Hubli.
Mumbai show will also see an incredible line-up of DJs - Ali Merchant, Amann Nagpal, Cyrus, Tarun Makhijani, Ankita Arya, Mariya, and the Doorbeen Band. All of them will perform live on 21 March 2019 in Mumbai at the Khar Gymkhana.
The Doorbeen band said: “Holi is the festival of colours, joy, frolic, love and great vibes. A festival we have fond memories of as growing up. Our composition and songs also resonate the same traits. Playing on an auspicious day like that brings a lot of joy and pride for us, especially for an event of this stature. Bollyboom Holi Bash is going to be epic, we are going to be epic and the festival of colours is going to be epic. It's time we revel. Lamberghini chalayi jaane oh...”
DJ Ali Merchant said: “I am Privileged to be a part of the Biggest Holi in India like in 2018. Holi being the only day colourful festival in India and it’s My Top Fav. I will be launching my Next Album on Holi - It is Called KADAK 2019 which is created for Festivals and Arena's specially. I am extremely excited to be playing at Bollyboom alongside many talented artists. This act of mine will have a lot elements in my set to create a memorable experience for all at this Beautiful festival.”
Janamjai Sehgal, Business Head – Bollyboom said, "In 2019, Bollyboom will scale up to offer diverse formats and experiences to increase our footprint and fan reach across India. Every Bollyboom event will be curated to provide fans a world class entertainment experience spanning the best artist line-ups, music, international dancers, state-of-the-art technical’s & SFX, and a bespoke F&B experience along with a wide range of activities to keep them fully immersed and entertained. The Bollyboom Holi Bash across 9 cities is our attempt to expand to reach a larger number of Bollyboom Holi aficionados without conceding on the experience and value of this unique Intellectual Property."
Along with a stellar artist line up, the Bollyboom Holi Bash will also feature live percussionists, talented performers who will add color and sparkle to usher in the perfect fun and 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. The idea behind conceptualizing the 9 city Bollyboom Holi Bash pan India is to enable maximum Holi enthusiasts attend, bond and celebrate the popular Festival of Colours across the nation. The Bollyboom Holi Bash 2019 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 cuisine at the multiple Food Courts, and also participate in a fun series of activities across the Activity Zones 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.
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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.