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Escape Festival 2013 Lineup Announcement

The three-day festival in Uttarakhand returns for its sixth edition with a mix of rock and EDM

Rolling Stone India Apr 24, 2013
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Warren Mendonsa aka Blackstratblues. Photo: Sahil Jagasia/Courtesy of Blue Frog, Mumbai

Warren Mendonsa aka Blackstratblues. Photo: Sahil Jagasia/Courtesy of Blue Frog, Mumbai

The sixth edition of the three-day music and arts festival is ready to kick off next month. The festival, which will be held in Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand, features Delhi musicians such as dub/reggae eight-piece the Ska Vengers, electro rockers Fuzz Culture, psychedelic rock band Faridkot [who are working on their new album] and Sanchal Malhar, lead vocalist and songwriter of psychedelic rock band Indigo Children and glitch hop artist Frame/Frame.

Big names representing other parts of the country include instrumental rock artist Warren Mendonsa aka Blackstratblues, Bengaluru alt rockers Thermal and A Quarter [playing with their new bassist, Leslie Charles, ahead of their UK tour] and Nagaland pop rock group Alobo Naga & The Band. Escape takes place at Naukuchiatal’s The Lake Resort, spread across two stages ”“ the Soul Garden stage and the Magic Forest stage.

Kolkata’s The Gyan Singh Connection, which features members of rock band Skinny Alley and friends will pay tribute to bassist Gyan Singh, who passed away last year, will also jam together at the festival.

Other attractions at Escape include a film festival, flea market and tents for tattoo artists, potters, graffiti artists and photographers. More artists and ticket details will be announced soon.

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Escape 2013 Lineup (Updated): 



Soul Garden stage: 

Friday 24th May 2013

Delhi Roots

Atul Ahuja


Thermal and A Quarter

Saturday 25th May 2013: 

Pilgrim Tree House

Gravy Train

Prateek Kuhad Collective

Sanchal Malhar

Toshanbor Singh Nongbet

Alobo Naga and the Band

Bertie DaSilva & Amyt Datta

The Gyan Connection Feat. Skinny Alley and Friends

Sunday 26th May 2013:

No Thoroughfare

The Cham Chams

Rounak Maiti

Run! Its the Kid

Tough On Tobacco


The Ska Vengers

Magic Forest stage: 

Saturday 25th May 2013:



Fuzz Culture


Ez Riser 

Vachan Chinnappa


wAgA wAgA 

Sunday 26th May 2013:



Dirty Saffi 





Al Psymmetrix 

Technical Hitch 

Post Modern Pundit


Pallavi Rajkhowa


Mahima Bhatia

Kuntal Mukherjee

Nitin Bal Chauhan

Aakash Anand

Harsh Raman Singh Paul

Piyush Goswami

Mad Paule’


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Escape festival takes place at The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal on May 24th, 25th and 26th, 2013. Facebook event details here.

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