BWW Review: NUCLEYA AND LUCKY ALI CREATE MAGIC AT Riders Music Festival
What is being promoted as India's biggest biking music festival received a warm response in cold Delhi during the Christmas weekend.
The precincts of Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Delhi came alive with the music that ranged from folk to contemporary.
There were groups that managed to strike a chord with every age group. So if Nucleya's gig was most sought after by the millennials, the generation X enjoyed Lucky Ali's husky voice and the time all of India hummed collectively to the tune of O Sanam once again seemed to be resurrected.
As a new generation of music lovers also tilts towards revival of folk music and the whole looking inward movement for inspiration, Mame Khan's folk renditions were bound to create magic. Spread over the days, the estival saw an attendance of about 20,000 music and biking enthusiasts according to the organizers.
What caught the attention of many looking ahead for holistic musical experiences such as these in the country that there was many experience zones at the venue to give it a feeling of a festival spread over days. There were flea markets, gaming arena as well as adventure zones for audiences to chill in between performances. More than 16 different artists performed at the festival that lasted two days. Food trucks and food stalls gave the event a feel of music festivals as are held in the West.
Shirley Setia's filmy vocals with Divine's new-age rapping and soulful music with Bhuvam Bham were some of the other performances that received great reviews.
According to those who attended the vibe, energy and participation of the guests was enough to say that India needs more events such as these.