Echoes of Earth is returning with its highly anticipated 6th edition on December 2 and 3, 2023. The festival, which has established itself as one of the most unique live music experiences in the country over the last five years, is an eclectic celebration of music, art, culture, and conservation. Apart from a stellar music line-up, it is known for weaving responsible causes into the live experiences.
Known for curating eclectic line-ups of artists from across the globe, Echoes of Earth showcases multiple genres, including Electronica, Jazz, Indie, Afrobeat, Funk, World music, Folk, Soul, and House Techno. With four uniquely designed stages, the festival promises an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts. Some of the favourites of the upcoming edition include Sid Sriram, Len Faki, Tinariwen, Jitvam, Mezerg, Parra for cuva, Mansur Brown (UK), Lecomte De Bregeot, Sahil Vasudeva, and many more.
This year, Echoes of Earth will celebrate the theme ‘Ensemble of the Wild,’ which will bring to life the interconnectedness of India’s richest biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats. The festival aims to highlight the relationships between flora, fauna, habitats, and ecosystems of one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in the world through panel discussions and workshops. “Having built a credible community over the last 5-6 years, the onus is on us to innovate further to make the theme and actions on ground even better,“ said Roshan Netalkar, Founder and festival director of Echoes of Earth. “This year's theme is I am also personally very close to this year’s theme of the Western Ghats.“
In an environment-conscious era, several music festivals across the world have implemented various measures to lessen their impact on the environment. Echoes of Earth focuses on sustainability and environmental stewardship. They used reusable steel glasses and water bottles in the previous edition, which resulted in the avoidance of 58,000 plastic water bottles through recycling. The festival upcycles urban scrap and waste into larger-than-life stage art installations made entirely of recycled and upcycled materials. Echoes of Earth is a strict no flex/no plastic zone and the team has put together a solar powered stage. It is also well on its way to becoming a carbon-neutral, zero-waste event in the coming years.
Though it covers less than 6 per cent of India's land area, the Western Ghats is home to almost 30 per cent of the country's rich flora and fauna. World Wildlife Fund India is the Conservation Knowledge Partner for the festival and they will host conversations about the narrative around this important biodiversity hotspot. Parents ahoy, they have a kids zone packed with activities to keep your little ones entertained and enthralled with the wonders of the Western Ghats. And it's free entry for those under 10.
The festival is spreading its wings to other states by creating a community and demonstrating its commitment by hosting 'minicerts' in Kolkata, Goa, and Mumbai. These mini-events serve as a high-impact educational platform, highlighting the interconnectedness of these cities' rich biodiversity. Through workshops, activities, and initiatives, they will aim to further educate people on how to live their greenest.
Embassy International Riding School, 149/223, Tarunhunse Village, next to Stone Hill International School, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562157
Date and Time
December 2 and 3, 1 pm onwards.
What You Need To Know
The event is open to all. Parking charges apply.
The event is wheelchair-accessible. If you reach out to the organisers earlier, they can arrange for you to be picked up at the Box Office and take you to the festival grounds.
Given the extensive festival grounds, they recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
And it is in a forest, so be kind to all living beings you see around you.
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