about strawberry fields

Strawberry Fields is National Law School of India University, Bangalore’s annual music festival that provides an incredible platform for semi-professional and college bands to compete and showcase their talent to a live audience of over 3000 people. It has, over the course of 22 years, set its legacy in stone amongst music enthusiasts and we keep coming back year after year to top each edition off.

Our history of hosting Strawberry Fields since 1996 has cemented our status as an institution that launches new talent every year and therefore accounts for great anticipation for each edition of the Show, not only amongst Bangalore's music audience but also amongst musicians and performers at a nationwide level. It has been rated as "India's Best College Rock Festival" by the Rock Street Journal. This is why some of the biggest artists in the country, like Parikrama and Swarathma hold this festival in such high regard.

Over the last two decades, Strawberry Fields has witnessed the best that the Indian independent music scene has to offer. It has seen everyone, from Thermal and a Quarter, Pentagram 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 - a hallowed venue indeed for all upcoming and established Indian bands trying to make it to the big league. Whether you’re on stage or in the crowd at Strawberry Fields – we promise you an absolutely unforgettable experience. Always ensuring free entry, we facilitate an appreciation of music to the greatest possible extent. Nothing will come between you and your love for music at SF.

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About
NLSIU
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Success
stories
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Past
Winners
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OUR
Team

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.

AATHMA



 

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.

JUNKYARD GROOVE
Past Headliners
SWARATHMA (2016)

Swarathma is one of India's biggest folk-rock bands whose music is as kaleidoscopic as their on-stage energy.

KRYPTOS (2016)

Kryptos is a heavy metal band from Bangalore, India, formed in 1998. They have long been considered to be one of the true spearheads of the Indian metal revolution.

AATHMA (2016)

Having won the show the previous year, this contemporary Indian rock band returned the next year to headline the show!

PARVAAZ (2012, 2016)

Parvaaz's sound has been described as a blend of blues, rock, and psychedelia with Kashmiri and Urdu lyrics. Their songs speak of experience, ideas and explore traditional literature through Kashmiri and Urdu poetry.

BEVAR SEA (2016)

A stoner-doom-metal band from Bangalore, this quintet  was named the "Best Emerging Act" at the Rolling Stone Metal Awards India 2013.

SKRAT (2016)

A Heavy Rock trio from Chennai who are known for their high-energy live shows, they set the stage on fire during SF edition XIX with their electrifying performance.

THE FAMILY CHEESE (2016)

The Family Cheese is a Blues / Progressive band from Chennai, formed in September 2011. The band has now shifted to Mumbai. They have a great mix of Blues, Jazz and Rock n' Roll.

DAIRA (2016)

Daira is an alternative-rock band based in Mumbai. With music and art, Daira endeavours to spread love and positive vibes across the globe.

CONFUZONE (2016)

 

Formed in 2013, this 5 piece Metal band comes from the hill town of Darjeeling influenced and' inspired by the Genres of Thrash/Death/atmospheric/groove/progressive and oriental metal.

ROCAZAURUS (2016)

Rocazaurus are a classic metal band, with one aim in mind - to preserve the pure metal genre through some pure headbanging music.

 
 
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Frequently Asked questions

WHEN IS STRAWBERRY FIELDS HAPPENING THIS YEAR?

HOW DOES ONE REGISTER FOR SF XXIII?

WHERE WILL STRAWBERRY FIELDS BE HELD?

HOW MUCH IS THE REGISTRATION FEE?

HOW DOES ONE GET TO THE VENUE?

WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC DOES STRAWBERRY FIELDS CATER TO?

HOW DO WE GET TO KNOW THAT WE’VE BEEN SELECTED?

HOW MUCH IS THE PRICE OF A TICKET?

WHEN ARE REGISTRATIONS FOR SF XXIII HAPPENING THIS YEAR?

ONCE SELECTED, CAN WE OPT FOR ACCOMMODATION TO BE PROVIDED TO US?

WHAT ARE THE PARAMETERS ON WHICH A BAND IS JUDGED IN THE COMPETITION?

 

CONTACT US

For any queries or further information:

 Dheeya Shetty (Convenor) 

+91 95384 33882

Shreya Jaipuria (Joint Convenor)

+91 89815 51634

National Law School of India University,Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560072

strawberryfields.nls@gmail.com

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