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The Gig Week 2013 Lineup Announcement

The third edition of the week-long music series in Delhi will be headlined by Goddess Gagged, Bay Beat Collective and Shaa’ir + Func

Rolling Stone India Sep 17, 2013
Shaa'ir and Func Photo: Siddharth Dugha

Shaa’ir and Func Photo: Siddharth Dugha

The Gig Week started out as a series of gigs organized by a team of college students for those who missed out on festivals outside of Delhi. In its current form,  the music series is taking advantage of the sizeable number of venues that have opened up in the capital. The Gig Week’s 2013 edition hosts artists across genres at multiple clubs in Delhi between September 21st and 27th this year. Says director Anubhav Gupta, “We want to simulate the vibe of a festival, without disrupting the routine of life. People who attend The Gig Week can go to work and then come back and watch a gig.” 

Headlining acts performing at The Gig Week this year include alt metal band Goddess Gagged, dubstep/breakbeat duo Bay Beat Collective and electro pop duo Shaa’ir + Func. The organizers received 300 applications from bands over a month’s time, to choose from for the lineup The Gig Week. Gupta says they chose three types of bands to play, from headliners like instrumental rock act Blackstratblues last year to upcoming bands and artists from other cities such as Chennai garage rock trio Skrat, who performed at last year’s edition.

Other acts confirmed to play throughout the week include Mumbai electro rock act Pentagram, Delhi folk/indie acoustic act Run! It’s the Kid, Mumbai punk rock band The Lightyears Explode, Pune stoner/prog rock band Drawing Short Straws, Mumbai alt/pop rock band Spud In The Box and folk artist Prateek Kuhad, among others.

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Gupta tells us that the number of applications that he received from bands wanting to perform at The Gig Week has shot up from 200 to 300 bands this year. Another step up for the Gig Week is moving to “bigger, better venues” such as Blue Frog, Hard Rock Café and Striker.

The Gig Week 2013 takes place across venues in Delhi between September 21st and 27th. Entry and venues TBA. More details here.

The Gig Week 2013 Lineup: 

September 21st – Amartya Ghosh, Kitchensink, Rewind and Prateek Kuhad at Out of the Box Cafe, Hauz Khas Village. Entry: Free.

September 22nd – Kraken, Trigger, Ebonix and Goddess Gagged at Blue Frog, Mehrauli. Entry: Rs 300

September 23rd – Takatrio, Perfect Harmony, Raagleela and Dhruv Visvanath Trio at Boombox Cafe, GK. Entry: Free

September 24th – Snafu, Nice Weather for Ducks, The Family Cheese and Spud In The Box at Turquoise Cottage, Saket. Entry: Free

September 25th – Curtain Blue, Tanktop Jimmy, Two’s A Crowd and Bay Beat Collective at Raasta. Entry: Free

September 26th – Kamakshi Khanna, Run! It’s the Kid, Kavya Trehan and Nikhil D’souza at Lodi the Garden Restaurant. Entry: Rs 300

September 27th – Drawing Short Straws, The Lightyears Explode, Shaa’ir + Func and Pentagram at Blue Frog. Entry: TBA

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More details about the Gig Week, Delhi are available here.


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