9th-10th January, 2021.
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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 23 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.
SF XXIV Headliners
Spotlight (10th January, 2021)
Cinema of Excess (10th January, 2021)
Tangerine Stoned (9th January, 2021)
Haiku Like Imagination (10th January, 2021)
Khan (9th January, 2021)
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.
Swarathma is one of India's biggest folk-rock bands whose music is as kaleidoscopic as their on-stage energy.
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.
Having won the show the previous year, this contemporary Indian rock band returned the next year to headline the show!
PARVAAZ (2012, 2016, 2020)
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, 2020)
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 is an alternative-rock band based in Mumbai. With music and art, Daira endeavours to spread love and positive vibes across the globe.
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 are a classic metal band, with one aim in mind - to preserve the pure metal genre through some pure headbanging music.
Frequently Asked questions
WHEN IS STRAWBERRY FIELDS HAPPENING THIS YEAR?
Strawberry Fields is scheduled to happen from 09th to 10th January, 2021.
HOW WILL STRAWBERRY FIELDS TAKE PLACE DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Due the pandemic, the format for the upcoming edition of Strawberry Fields has been modified in order to conduct the show online. As usual, the competition leg for SF is divided into two stages, the prelim round and finale. Performances will be live streamed and shared on our social media pages
WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC DOES STRAWBERRY FIELDS CATER TO?
Strawberry Fields is NOT genre specific, and we’re proud of that. From blues to rock to metal, we get every thing, every year. You name it, we have it.
HOW DO WE GET TO KNOW THAT WE’VE BEEN SELECTED?
50 bands will make it to the participation list. The first list of selected bands will be released (via our website and our Facebook and Instagram page) after registration closes. One band member will be contacted by a member of the Organising Committee and will be asked to pay the registration fee. Once the amount is received by us, the registration is complete. Confirmation of a slot shall be intimated to the band.
HOW MUCH IS THE PRICE OF A TICKET?
ENTRY IS FREE! So come on in for good music and a great time.
WHAT ARE THE PARAMETERS ON WHICH A BAND IS JUDGED IN THE COMPETITION?
Planning and Preparedness (Planning, Preparation, Timing, Evidence of Rehearsal)- 25 points
Originality (Material, Appearance, Improvisation)- 30 points
Quality of Performance (Confidence/competence, Set dynamism, Stage presence, Conformance to rules of participation)- 20 points
Presentation (Attitude, Appearance, Showmanship)- 25 points
WHEN ARE REGISTRATIONS FOR SF XXIII HAPPENING THIS YEAR?
Registrations for SF XXIV will live on 25 Oct, 2020 and remain open until 31 Oct, 2020.