15 bands from South Asia to rock you at ICCR’s South Asian Bands Fest

It’s time for Delhi to rock once again with the most awaited rock fest of the year, the South Asian Bands Festival which will be held from December 2, 2011 to December 4, 2011 at Purana Qila from 6:00 p.m. onwards daily. Presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs & SEHER, the three-day music festival, now in its fifth edition, will feature fifteen popular rock bands from across nine nations of the sub-continent. Entry is free. For further details, one can log on to www.sehernow.in

While India is being represented by the famous Bollywood duo Salim-Sulaiman, apart from Indigo Children (New Delhi), Petri Dish Project (Mumbai), Boomarang (Mizoram), Advaita (New Delhi), Motherjane (Cochin) & Junkyard Groove (Chennai), what is certainly going to be a highlight feature of the festival is the girl-band of Zeb & Haniya from Pakistan who belong to the conflict-torn region of Pakistan – Peshawar. Zeb & Haniya, in fact, are slated to interact with nearly 100 students of some select schools and colleges of Delhi on the first day of the festival to discuss cultural relations between the two countries.

The other participating bands are Bohemian (Bangladesh), Metal Zone Oasis Band (Myanmar), Kingdom Hum (Bhutan), The Maldivian (Maldives), Thriloka (Sri Lanka), Fanoos (Afghanistan) and Robin & The New Revolution (Nepal), all of whom are making their debut at the South Asian bands festival.

Suresh Goel, Director General, ICCR said: “South Asian Bands Festival has become a major melting pot for talent in the South Asian neighborhood.”

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