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Mastodon To Perform At Fly Music Festival

Atlanta heavy metal band slated to play its debut India show next month

Deepti Unni Jan 13, 2013
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Troy Sanders of Mastodon on day 2 of Pinkpop Festival at Megaland in Netherlands. Photo: Greetsia Tent/Getty Images

 

Percept Live’s ambitious two-day, two-city, multi-genre Fly Music Festival announced the addition of Atlanta, Georgia heavy metal band Mastodon to a lineup that’s already packed with heavy hitters. The festival will be held simultaneously in Noida and Bengaluru on the 16th and 17th of February. This will be Mastodon’s first series of shows in the country.

Last week, Fly Festival had announced the addition of thrash metal band Anthrax to the lineup that included Limp Bizkit, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors, KT Tunstall, The Wailers, The Dhol Foundation, Deap Vally, Dub Pistols, The Cuban Brothers, Kitty Daisy & Lewis and Nervecell. Rumors about the addition of Mastodon began floating around after Anthrax posted a note mentioning the band on their Facebook page. 

Fly Festival confirmed the announcement earlier this evening. The festival lineup will also include 10 Indian bands that are still to be announced.

Tickets to the Fly Festival are on sale here

Watch Mastodon Live at the Aragon, 2009

 

 

Watch the video for “Curl Of The Burl” from Mastodon’s 2011 album The Hunter

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