The second edition of the Storm festival — slated to take place in Coorg (Karnataka) on February 1 and 2 — has a lot to anticipate, including a collaboration between two music biggies Shankar Mahadevan and Indian Ocean.
Speaking about the collaboration, Shankar says, “I really wanted to collaborate with the band. I love them for being the wonderful musicians that they are and also as individuals. I’m a proud mainstream musician but having said that I do firmly believe there’s more to musical talent in India than just Bollywood. That’s not just it,” he adds. Rahul Ram (bass guitarist for Indian Ocean) too is hoping for a great show with “the outstanding musician.”
Other artistes who will take stage include Karsh Kale Collectiv, Raghu Dixit Project, Swarathama, Papon & East India Company, Advaita, Lagori, Agam, Sidd Coutto, Siddharth Basrur to name a few. While EDM lovers can watch out for DJ Dash Berlin, Michael Woods and Bobina amongst others.
The camp-out music festival will take place this year on a sprawling 22-acre area, and will feature 45-plus artistes across four stages to showcase some of the biggest and brightest bands, singer-songwriters as well as electronica artistes from the country and around the world.
The second edition will take place in Napoklu, Coorg — a place where nature merges with the music. Festival director Lavin Uthappa says, “Storm celebrates music across genres, and a collaboration between two stalwarts strengthens our resolve to celebrate what we believe in. Nothing binds people together like good music.” The festival also aims at spreading social messages like — love and respect for the environment, minimising the use of plastic as well as discouraging the consumption of drugs.