Crossblade Punjabi Music Festival powered by Seagram’s Royal Stag Barrel Select Mega Music CDs is back again to spread some good old Punjabi flavour across the northern part of the country on February 24-25 for its 2018 Chandigarh edition. This festival, spread across a span of two days is an utopian land where all things Punjabi come to life. From the music, to the decor and installations, food and games- the entire vibe of the festival reimagines Punjabi culture and music.
Pop music culture in India has been kept alive in a million ways by the prolific industry of Punjab. From bhangra songs to wedding numbers; from explicit raps to romantic tunes, this multi-faceted industry has given the entire nation a plethora of euphonic gems. There is a mystic charm about versatility that prevails in this realm of entertainment. Just the way a butterfly emerges from its cocoon, Punjabi music too is continuously morphing into an enchantress that snuggly fits into the lives of the people who happen to stumble upon its beauty. From being an industry serving only to a niche audience, Punjabi music industry is now taking the entire world by storm and how! It is this flavour that Gaana Crossblade brings to the table for its attendees.
The whole festival surely promises to be a larger than life experience, and rightly so as the audiences will witness breathtaking performances by the best in the industry. The attendees can try their Bhangra moves to the rhythms of the no.1 Punjabi music producer, Manj Musik and relive the folk vibe with India’s biggest music maestro- Amit Trivedi. Performing artistes also include Punjabi living legend Hans Raj Hans along with Navraj Hans and Yuvraj Hans, Sukhbir, Parmish Verma, Shirley Setia, Gurnazar, Sunanda Sharma, Jasmine Sandlas, B Praak & Jaani duo, Akhil Sachdeva, Delhi 2 Dublin and many more. Gaana Crossblade, originally an 8 editions old musical tour which has grown to become the only regional music festival in the country, aims to bring alive the spirit of Punjabi music and culture through a combination of music genres across 2 days each in the forthcoming editions in Chandigarh and Jaipur, with 40+ celebrity singers performing in the 2018 edition.
The festival has introduced a multi-stage showcase of performances- a first for any event in the region. To further elevate the festive vibe, Gaana Crossblade has launched their custom made stickers nation-wide on Snapchat along with interesting filters that the attendees may incorporate to make their selfies social media ready in no time! A perfect haven for a good time and great music, the entire region is eyeing this festival with an ever increasing fervour.
Satvinder Singh Kohli, Director Speed Records adds, “Speed Records and EYP Creations have always tried to do something different. This is the second edition of Gaana Crossblade and this is definitely the largest and grandest one till now. This would not have been possible without all our performing artistes and partners. We have constantly been working hard for this festival. It is to not only a festival in Punjab, for Punjab by Punjab but also for lovers of music and its diversity across the globe”. Just a countable number of days are left in this larger than life musical and tickets are up for grabs on insider.in and PayTM Lets get ready to celebrate the Punjabi Music Hertiage in style!