Intended to be the gathering ground for all music geeks, groove fiends and anyone looking to be wowed by the prowess and soul on display; the Oddball Festival, kickstarting on the 17th of February will feature some of the best and current favorite musicians in India across the world. The festival will bring together internationally acclaimed multi-genre music maestros under one roof for a 3-day event in major cities —Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi, respectively.
The virtuoso trio of The Aristocrats’ which comprises guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann will return to India for the first time since the pandemic, and they’ll be joined by folk-metal frontrunners Bloodywood, YouTube-famous rock act Li-sa-X and her band KOIAI, jazz fusion supergroup MaMoGi (collaborating with Lydian Nadhaswaram) and instrumental rock favourites Blackstratblues.
At the kickoff edition in Mumbai on February 17th, New Delhi-bred rock band Kraken and Indian Rock Band Parvaaz will join the lineup, while guitarist-composer Sanjeev T and Bangalore-based Pianist-Producer Derek Mathias’ band Derek & the Cats are on the bill for the Bengaluru show on February 18th. In addition, the Delhi show will feature a performance of Lo-fi-Chill/Jazz music by Guitarist-Producer RAJ (Rajkanwar Sodhi).
“We three Aristocrats are very happy indeed to announce that we’ll be returning to India in February 2023, serving up a menu of musical mayhem which will feature not only some old favourites but also a few ‘surprises’ which are so new that they haven’t even made their way onto an album yet! We’ve always had a great time touring in India - there’s definitely something special about the vibe of the audiences, who always manage to bring a combination of vibrant rock ’n’ roll energy and deep musical appreciation - so we can’t wait to come back and we really look forward to seeing you at these forthcoming shows. It’s been too long!”
Guthrie Govan, The Aristocrats’
February 17th, 2023 – Mumbai: The Aristocrats, MaMoGi ft Lydian Nadhaswaram, KOIAI ft. Li-sa-X, Kraken, Parvaaz at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
February 18th, 2023 – Bangalore: The Aristocrats, Bloodywood, Blackstratblues, Sanjeev T, Derek & the Cats at Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield
February 19th, 2023 – New Delhi: The Aristocrats, Bloodywood, Blackstratblues, KOIAI ft. Li-sa-X, RAJ at DLF Avenue, Saket.
Get tickets to the Oddball Festival here and find more about the event here.
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