The battle of bands begins at 12:00 PM and goes on until 9:30 PM.
The battle of bands resumes from 12:00 PM until 6:30 PM, following which we have our headliners, The F16s and Fame the Band perform till 10:00 PM.
The battle of bands reaches the final stage as 5 finalists perform from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM, following which the special acts, Indus Creed and The Down Troddence perform till 10:00 PM.
Named eponymously after its vocalist, Fame Sangma, in its three-year existence, this alternative/pop rock band has gone on to win hearts and grab attention within the Indian music scene. Not to mention, they are the winners of our last edition, Strawberry Fields XX.
The F16s are an alternative band hailing from the port city of Chennai, India. Past finalists at Strawberry Fields XVI, their music is a spread of genres including eclectic indie, mad garage rock, a little bold alternative and electronica.
Indus Creed is India’s front running rock band, from Mumbai. Also one of the country’s longest-running, the pioneering group set the stage for contemporary Indian rock as well as the current booming independent music scene.
Popularly known as ‘TDT’ is a six-piece Folk-Thrash Metal Band, originally from Kannur district in Kerala, India. TDT has always been noted for its unique blend of conventional Thrash and Groove Metal with a large dose of traditional Kerala folk music elements and art forms.
THE RECYCLE BIN
CORNER CAFÉ CHRONICLES
ASLEEP IN A RIFLE
ONE BY TWO
BEFORE YOUR EXISTENCE
AMONG THE SIGNS
PANKAJ SORAM PROJECT
THE JUKE RADIO
IYER’S FILTER COFFEE
Strawberry Fields has turned 21 this year, and you know what that means. It means the best, the biggest and the meanest edition ever. It means celebrating with the city it owes it to success to. It means giving back to the bands it owes its name to. It means, one hell of a music festival.
Strawberry Fields XXI will play 40 bands from across India who over the course of the first two days (December 8 and 9) will battle it out to be one of the 5 finalists on Day 3 (December 10). We have 4 amazing headliners lined up for you on Day 2 and 3 (The F16s and Fame the Band on Saturday, Indus Creed and The Down Troddence on Sunday). And with plenty of good food (S.W.A.T Food Truck, Om Nam Thai, Khan Saheb, Just Bake and more!) and great vibes, this is one music festival that you don’t want to miss!
Over the last 20 years Strawberry Fields has witnessed some of the best that Indian independent music has to offer. It has seen everyone, from Thermal and a Quarter to Motherjane, testing their mettle against the best of Indian bands. It has seen the field at the NLSIU campus transcend into the Fields of Sound (thanks Motherjane!), a hallowed venue indeed for all amateur Indian bands trying to make it to the big league.
December 8th - 10th, 2017
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Big bands who we looked up to as role models started their careers after Strawberry Fields. Our career has been nothing but better after we won the 2015 edition, and we have everyone at NLS to thank for that.
One of the most highly sought after venues we have ever considered competing at, and we have no regrets. Whether it was competing or headlining, we always had a blast.
At Strawberry fields you get a stage and an audience to really test yourself, get some 'real life experience'. Irrespective of your place on the podium, keep writing them songs.
Being a blues band, we were surprised when asked to perform at Strawberry Fields, considering that rock and its heavier brethren ruled the college festival circuit. However, it was the best festival we had/have performed at, the organisers were totally professional yet warm.
Playing at Strawberry Fields has always been good fun, because there’s this very loose vibe about it. The freedom that we get over here, and also the people that put it together make it really special. People from all over know about it because there is a certain vibe to it. You know it all comes together as Strawberry Fields.
It’s humongous, the place. And there’s a fantastic audience to watch you and actually interested in what you have to offer. The sound is top quality as well so you can’t blame your instruments! The competition in itself doesn’t feel like a competition at all.
SF is one of the most prestigious launchpads for independent bands across the country and it helps prepare them at a global level. It wasn’t just a competition to us since it provided us with an opportunity to learn and grow further as musicians and as a band. We urge that all bands in India take part in the competition and experience this for themselves.
SFXX was our first foray out of the North East and the response we got there including the fact that we won, was a boost in confidence if there ever was one. We think the platform Strawberry Fields provide to upcoming artists is something we need more of.
SF unites the musical community in the most exuberant fashion and to that end, being runners up for us meant a world's worth of recognition. NLSIU didn't fall short of providing some of the best sound related equipment and lighting. The hospitality we were received with was endearing. It helped us feel at home before what was one of the most overwhelming and prestigious onstage experiences.
Three days of music and fun, it reminds and gives the feel of the great Woodstock Festival. And there is more to it.
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