Musicophiles, gear up. Your favourite rock music festival is back. After a nine-year break, the renowned music festival 'Independence Rock' is preparing for its latest edition this year.
Renamed 'Mahindra Independence Rock,' the festival is set to happen on November 4 and 5 at Bayview Lawns in Mazgaon, Mumbai, overlooking the Arabian Sea.
The festival aims to bring together various rock subgenres from different regions, including North, Northeast, West, South, and even Nepal, all on one stage. Its goal is to unite diverse rock sounds in a single event.
The festival will feature a blend of music genres such as old-school thrash, rock fusion, death metal, reggae, and a unique fusion of Indian classical and folk music that combines instruments like the mridangam and flute with guitar riffs and energetic drumming. There will be a touch of authentic 1980s glam metal, too.
This stage is the starting point of India's rock and metal revolution. The festival has been instrumental in kickstarting the careers of many influential figures in the rock scene, igniting a lasting passion for rock music among Indian enthusiasts. Besides featuring established artists, the festival is dedicated to nurturing up-and-coming talent in the genre through its Tomorrow's Headliners program.
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Independence Rock, born in 1986, is where India's rock and metal scene originated. Over the years, it has been the birthplace of musical legends who inspire the next generation of musicians. The festival pushes the boundaries each year, and this year is no different.
Get ready for a rocking experience with established artists, emerging bands deserving of a bigger stage, niche rock and metal genres eager to be heard, and bands from all corners of India.