A plethora of music festivals are swarming the country, but Echoes of Earth won our hearts last year. Set in the lush woods of Embassy Riding School in Bangalore, visuals projected on trees, upright cement pipes creating stage backdrops, and an outstandingly diverse artist line up with the likes of Youngr, Sub Motion Orchestra and Beardyman along with a slew of 40 more well balanced indie, electronica and ethnic acts.
For their debut year, the execution was flawless, with ample parking space, bars, chill out zones and even a museum of ancient musical instruments. Here’s a quick video recap of the first edition
Echoes of Earth is India’s 1st ecologically-crafted music festival. The festival is a hub for music lovers and those who care about sustenance and preservation of the Earth. The first edition of Echoes of Earth saw an artistic convergence of over 40+ Indian and International musicians and artists who came together in the lap of pristine nature to do what they do best.
Never before had the country witnessed a culmination of communes and concerts – all to encourage and support ecological lifestyles.
This year, they’ve announced another stunning line up whilst brining back a few favorites. We can only imagine what they have in store for us this year, we’ll continue to give you all the low down and more information as is unravels. But if this first phase announcement is anything to go by, you mind need a dozen spare jaws to drop.
2017 Line up – Phase 1
We’ve taken the kind initiative to hyperlink the music, so you can start discovering what a treat you’re in for
EMANCIPATOR / YOUNGR / HILIGHT TRIBE / AGENTS OF TIME / MANU DELAGO / THAALAVATTAM / ARJUN VAGALE / BLOT! / PRATEEK KUHAD / THE JASS B’STARDS / SID VASHI / RISHABH SEEN & BAND / KUTLE KHAN / GENERATION ft. ESANI DEY & MOHINI DEY / KOMOREBI / DREAMSTATES
Here are some of our favorite moments from the yesteryear’s edition while we eagerly wait for consequent line up announcements for another exciting musical November!
1.The wooden heart
Amongst a lot of the DIY decor was this piece that created a beautiful aesthetic as we walked to the spell binding Bianco stage in a path surrounded by woods and aptly lit. Although they had a small security hitch on Day 1, the next night was made up for.
Just as you park your car, and hit up the friendly crew at the ticket counter, you’re led on to this neolithic sign that prepares you for the things to come.
3.Eye am watching you
A banyan tree that also doubled up as a stage, set between the two primary stages was as organic as the surveillance could get.
4. Watson’s bar
Oh man, this was just the icing on the cake. The kind where you still eat the icing without the cake. Great food and easy to get drinks without the long queues with super friendly staff. Oh and very nominal pricing too
5. Karma chameleon
As time went by this chameleon truly changed colors.
6. Museum of instruments
With detailed scriptures, this spot played homage to tribal Indian music and musical instruments of yore, which have come to be lost over the years.
7. Beardyman annihilating the Yaksha stage
You haven’t heard beatboxing until you’ve heard what Beardyman can unleash with his combination of talent, humor and tech wizardry.
8. Submotion Orchestra’s ethereal performance on Nilgiri stage
Beautiful finale from this crossover act, all the more enhanced with a very mild Bengaluru drizzle and cool breeze.
9. Bianco stage with Audio Units
Throbbing with all the cool decor, this was our favourite stage as the homeboys throw down a bender of a techno set.
10. Youngr’s sheer display of talent
Sending the crowd into a frenzy with his fresh covers that showcase a multi-instrument talent like no other.
Tickets and more information
We for one can’t wait to hear the next set of line up announcements as the wise people at Swordfish Events sure as hell are holding on to their trump cards for later. In the meanwhile get you early birds tickets before they sell out here.
For more information head over to their facebook page.
I’ve been a DJ since 2001, having played at prestigious clubs, festivals and other dance music events, I head the DJ department at Beatworx. I’m a technology enthusiast, and love sharing my knowledge and experiences here.