Mumbai: After the electrifying A.R. Rahman, if there's someone who has the power to engage and excite audience with each and every creation, it is Amit Trivedi.
In a last minute development, Trivedi had to step down from one of India's biggest music festivals Hungama Bollywood Music Project due to the demise of his father.
A day prior to the festival unveiling, good friends Vishal and Shekhar stepped in to fill in the headliner spot, after leaving Amit a heart-felt message through the event's social media.
Deepak Chaudhary, the founder and director of Event Capital stated, "Firstly our deepest condolences to the Trivedi family. Amit played a very key role in giving shape to the event and his presence will be missed. Tarsame Mittal and I are extremely grateful toVishal Shekhar for stepping in at the very last minute. Since the time we came up with the concept of Bollywood Music Project, we had promised our patrons experimental and alternative forms of Bollywood music. We are already running a full house in the debut year. Radius Developers presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project will create a mark for itself in the live festival space."
With a crowd of over 25, 000 fans expected, Radius Developers presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project will see Asia's largest line-up of top Bollywood music legends that take the festival route for the first time in the history of live music festivals and Bollywood,
Rekha Bharadwaj and Vishal-Shekhar will close the day one of the festival, while Arijit Singh and Sajid-Wajid will close day two of the festival.
Other solo acts during the latter half of the day will include Sachin-Jigar, Papon and Badshah. Solo acts during the earlier half of the day will include acts like Harish Moyal, Goldie Sohel, Gaurav Dutta, Gurnazar, Divine, Deepak Rathore Project, Azizon Ki Toli and more.
Making a debut at a music festival, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha will perform a 40 minute power packed set singing some of her own songs like 'Ishqholic,' 'Joganiyan' from 'Tevar,' 'Rajj Rajj' Ke from 'Akira' and some of the numbers she has grown up listening to.
An inverted gramophone of mammoth proportions will be the centre of inspiration on stage two while an inverted piano will take centre-stage on stage one. The ambience of the festival will imbibe inspirations drawn from the early days of music mapping out the journey of music from its days of inception to the digital age of streaming. A 100 foot installation will greet all fans at the entrance reminding everyone of how the vinyls got replaced by cassette to CDs to ipods.
In a first of its kind initiative, father-son duos like Navraj Hans and Hariharan will team up with their respective sons Hans Raj Hansand Akshay while Joe Alvares will jam with his daughter Shefali live on stage. Other collaborations will include Zubeen Garg feat Zublee Baruah, Divya Kumar feat Mohammed Irfan, Mahalakshmi Iyer feat Raghav Sachar, Sunny M.R. feat Shalmali Kholgade &Nakash Aziz, Darshan Doshi Collective feat Parthiv Gohil, Elektro Sufi feat. Shahid Mallya & Arkane.
BMP has an all-woman act that will celebrate girl empowerment with Sonu Kakkar, Hard Kaur, Shibani Kashyap and Vaishali Samant playing a power packed set. BMP SD Burman Tribute will feature reality television singers giving a live tribute to the greatest legend of the Bollywood music industry, SD Burman on his birthday. Arranged by music composer Shashi Suman, the set will feature Amitabh Narayan, Bhaven Dhanak, Charu Semwal, Jimmy Felix, Meenal Jain, Pawni Pandey, Ravindera Upadhyay, Shivangi Bhayana and Yasser Desai. BMP Digital Rockstars will bring together virtual superstars with artists like Arjun Kanungo, Darshan Raval, Raaga Trippin', Siddharth Slathia setting the stage on fire. BMP Young Stars will give an opportunity to Gen X talent to showcase their expertise with acts like Aakanksha Sharma, Ami Mishra, Amit Mishra, Asees Kaur, Bhoomi Trivedi, Brijesh Shandilya, Prakriti Kakar, Shashwat Singh, Sukriti Kakar, Yasser Desai and Yashita Sharma in the spotlight.
Touted as Asia's largest multi-genre Bollywood music festival, Radius Developers presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project will be held at Jio Garden, BKC, Mumbai on September 30 and October 1. With more than 70 artists from the Bollywood music fraternity jamming together on a single platform experimenting with more than 6 genres of Bollywood music, the festival promises to become a travelling festival in years to come taking a Bollywood festival format to Indian's across the country and globally. The festival saw interesting pre-event activities right from nationwide talent hunts to master classes to pre bashes including an advisory panel comprising of Rekha Bhardwaj, Hariharan, Sunny MR and Sajid-Wajid who scouted for exceptional talent and introduced experimental formats that have never been seen at a homegrown festival of this stature previously.
Tickets can be purchased from bookmyshow. Starting from Rs. 999/-, with variants including Early Entry, Student, General and VIP passes. Festival gates will open at 2 pm and close at 10 pm. From street flea pop ups to jamming enclosures to adventure zones, fans will be treated to a retro psychedelic experience of Bollywood, in a never before done atmosphere.
The prestigious event is brought to the country by Event Capital and TM Talent Management.