‘RED BANDSTAND Azaadi Festival’ revolutionizing Bangla rock music



Kolkata: Red FM, India’s leading FM network curated the second season of ‘RED BANDSTAND Azaadi Festival’ that aims at revolutionizing Bangla rock music in Kolkata.  The festival provides a platform to new age rock bands for creating music in collaboration with India’s most recognized independent music artist.

The second season of the festival took place at Swabhumi on 13th of August and witnessed electrifying performances by Papon, Fossils and Chandrabindu. This year RED BANDSTAND also opened doors for upcoming music bands in Kolkata through War of Bands, which allowed two lucky winning bands to perform at the festival with these iconic stars.

Rudram & Never Ask Us bands stood victorious and bagged the opportunity to perform live at Red Bandstand Azaadi Festival and opened the concert. Embracing this festival, famous Kolkata Band Fossils followed with their powerful rock songs. Taking the excitement a notch higher, Chandrabindu enthralled the crowd with their satirical and colloquial lyrics. As a headlining act of this mega concert Papon enthralled the crowd with some of his soulful songs like ‘Kyun’ ‘Moh moh ke dhaage’ and the latest ‘Bulleya’.

 Commenting on this unique celebration of music Nisha Narayanan COO Red FM said, “People in Kolkata are very passionate about music and therefore the city is truly regarded as the bedrock of all musical genres.  Celebrating this sentiment, we launched Red Bandstand- Azaadi festival last year and received an overwhelming response. With the second season we wanted to take the celebration a notch higher and who else could have done it other than Papon, Fossils and Chandrabindu. This Independence Day Red FM is doing its bit to promote independent music. Being the station for expression we belief that Music has a very universal language and appeal. This Azaadi Festival Music speaks the language of Unity. I thank all the artists for joining hands with Red FM to showcase freedom of music. I would also like to congratulate the winners of War of Bands and wish them a great musical journey ahead.

The lyrical evening witnessed a large gathering of 5000+ music lovers swaying away to glory and relishing every bit of it.