Summer escape theory
The Escape Festival of Arts and Music (rated among top ten music destination festivals of India) has been a champion favorite of North India’s summer break-ers. While dates for the main festival will be announced later this year, the organisers have ensured that festival followers get their dose of the Escape Summer Vibe, a precursor to the main ebvent, at Manesar.
The one-dayer will feature most Escape essentials, new undiscovered talent, seasoned music makers, a pool for a water body and several genres of music as always. The mini fest will take place amidst soothing Season’s Golf Resort, Tarudhan Valley, Manesar.
An offshoot of one of the coolest destination music festivals of the country – Escape Summer Vibe makes for the perfect summer bash to unwind, the festival will have 2 zones – Dance Arena (Pool Side) and Chill Zone (Fountain Lawns) which will feature stellar performances featuring genres like Rock and Roll, House, Deep House, Commercial, Retro, Techno, Reggae, Progressive, Dub, Drum and Bass, Psy Trance, Ambient and Jazz.
The line-up at Escape Summer Vibe has names such as Soul'd Out (Blues/Jazz/Funk act), Fuzz Culture (a groovy ‘two piece’ electronic band), Vial/Audiogramme (psychedelic deep grooves and progressive psytrance), Ananda (Psy Trance), Minimal Monk, Tech Panda, Guy called Sid Sal (exceptional groove, fused with his trademark sound somewhere between indie and electronic), Monolith (raw and grungy bass music), BlueOrb/BuffaPirate (new wave bass music, west coast glitch-hop, reggae/hip-hop infused dubstep, certified trap, ghetto disco and funk driven jackin house), KT (Nonameprojekt), Marsh (progressive, deep house, electro, house sets) WhiteWizard (nature inspired Psy Trance).
Speaking about the Escape Summer Vibe, L Tochhawng aka Mama, Festival Director, Escape, says, ‘While the dates for the main festival will be announced in due time, we welcome all Escape patrons to come and spend a fun weekend on the outskirts of Delhi. Escape Summer Vibe is a precursor intended for people to live and feel the Escape experience which they are so used every May’.
The Escape Festival of Arts and Music (rated among top ten music destination festivals of India) started in May 2009 when a few musicians and like-minded people decided to get away from Delhi for a few days. They chose a picturesque resort at Naukuchiatal, at the foothills of The Himalayas which became their Escape.
Initiated by Potheads, Escape has made a benchmark as a creative retreat that features established and upcoming creative artistes in a mélange of talent that by its true definition can only be described as an ‘Escape’ from the humdrum and the mundane.
WHERE: Season’s Hotel, Tarudhan Valley, Manesar
WHEN: 17 May