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Vans New Wave Asia Festival 2015 Lineup Announced

The second edition of the indie and punk festival shifts base from Goa to Bengaluru; to feature Thai band Yellow Fang and Malaysian punk act An Honest Mistake

Rolling Stone India Nov 30, 2015
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The Riot Peddlers. Photo: Gargi Chakrabarti

The Riot Peddlers. Photo: Gargi Chakrabarti

With a footfall of around 1000 attendees, the maiden edition of Vans New Wave Asia Festival in 2014 may not have had the biggest turnout, but the independently organized indie and punk fest brought to light some of the freshest acts from around the country, including Goan rock trio Noxious Ire, Mumbai-based blues band Kanchan Daniel and the Beards, New Delhi female punk rockers The Vinyl Records, and many more.

This year’s edition ”” which takes place in Bengaluru from December 25th to 27th ”” is also branching out to include more electronica and hip-hop acts, such as rapper MC Kaur, Mumbai bass/hip-hop trip ViceVersa and Bengaluru electronica duo Mode.Aka, apart from rock acts such as Bengaluru prog rockers Parvaaz, Chennai punk trio The Broadway Addicts, rock band Yesterdrive from Arunachal Pradesh and more.

So far, indie rock band Yellow Fang from Thailand, and Malaysian pop-punk act An Honest Mistake are the only two international acts on the lineup, but event organizer and head of record label Ennui.Bomb Rishu Singh says, “We are still talking to other [international] bands and awaiting confirmation, but there will be a few more international acts and plenty more Indian acts which will be announced soon.”

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Vans New Wave will take place over two venues in the course of three days, with the Vans Electro-pop Stage taking over gig venue The Humming Tree on the 25th, while the Vans Main Stage and Vans Indie Stage will host punk, rock and indie artists over the 26th and 27th at sports bar and adjacent gaming ground Xtreme Sports Bar/PLaY Arena. Ticket details will be announced by December 1st.

The festival will also be preceded by a number of pre-gigs across Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad.


Lineup for Vans New Wave 2015:

Yellow Fang

An Honest Mistake

Thermal and A Quarter

Your Chin





Mumbai’s Finest


Laxmi Bomb

The Riot Peddlers

Mode AKA

Blushing Satellite


Awkward Bong

Alisha Pais

MC Kaur

White Mug

The Broadway Addicts


[More acts to be announced]


Vans New Wave Festival will take place on December 25th to 27th in Bengaluru. For more details, click here.

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