Acts at the event also include American indie rockers The War on Drugs and Amyl and The Sniffers from Australia. Indian acts performing at Bandland include Parikrama, Thermal and a Quarter, both of who join Deep Purple for the second time in the country after their supporting act with the band in 1994 and 2001, Parvaaz, The F16s, Aswekeepsearching, Skrat, Pacifist and The Earth Below.
Bandland is promoted and produced by BookMyShow Live, the events arm of India’s leading ticketing portal BookMyShow. The event is scheduled for Dec. 16 and 17 at the Embassy International Riding School Ground, Bengaluru.
Owen Roncon, chief of business – live entertainment, BookMyShow, said, “Bandland will celebrate music that has stood the test of time with legendary bands that both Indian fans and music artists here, have looked up to over the years along with new-age bands that continue the rock legacy. The best of the Indian rock realm that built and contributed towards the genre’s defining journey in the country will find pride of place at Bandland, as they continue to lead the charge in the space.”
“BookMyShow Live’s new IP will celebrate the culture, beauty and vibrancy of Bengaluru, bringing alive the magic of live music. We are thrilled to introduce the inaugural edition of a festival devoted to live music bands that are both homegrown and from across the world over. Our goal is to establish this as recurring festival, consistently showcasing live bands and bringing forth music that has always created defining cultural shifts. The festival is a safe haven for live music enthusiasts, where every beat and note resonates with true music lovers. Bengaluru, brace yourself for an unparalleled, transcendental experience – it’s about to get loud,” Roncon added.