Go Madras festival is still going strong in its 7th year. The Indian boutique festival set in Chennai, India is an amalgamation of forward thinking music. The festival has been experimenting with freshent sounds for the past seven years and brings forth new trends and upcoming artists from around the world. The festival takes over two days from 5th September to 6th September at Radisson Blu, Mahabalipuram ( 1 Hour drive from Chennai). A platform showcasing the young bloods and veterans from our scene is the perfect festival for a music enthusiast.
This year the festival brings a tight and balanced selection of talents such as Alex Di Stefano, Ruiz Sierra, Perfect Stranger, Ant Brooks and many more. It would be inadequate to say that your legs will get a proper work out. Speaking of lineups GO:Madras successfully programs the event by assembling a top notch roster representing India with artists like Ash Roy, AFM, Tuhin Mehta, ERIC, Calm Chor, Adam and many more. It is imperative today that a festival gives homage to the local talent not only because of responsibility but also because these artists keep our scene alive. Vj Kaycee (Iron heart stage desinger), Wayne and Zen are the guys handling the technical aspects which couldn’t have been better in my personal opinion.
The festival’s scale is one of the major attractions for underground music enthusiasts. Go:Madras is your not-so-over-the-top festival where you will experience over joyous kids who are there as tourists. The festival is known for attracting a mature crowd who know their music. In the current musical landscape Go:Madras proves why “boutique festivals” are on the rise. A unique location surrounded by the beach and limited ticket sales – assures fans a guaranteed stellar experience. If you are familiar with Chennai’s tranquil, Go Madras shouldn’t take much explaining for you to appreciate this event. It proves that Chennai locals know their way around a good music festival. With the audience capped at a few thousand people only the most dedicated of techno nerds make it out to this event. With a first class sound system that puts other festivals to shame the single stage and the after parties ensures that fans won’t miss out on a single act on their consistently high quality lineups.
For those who attend, Go Madras is much more than a music festival. Many see it as a festival where the love of music is still alive and well. Where every person can be entirely accepted regardless of his or her beliefs and actions. This year GoMadras is made up of one intimate main stage and an afterhours stage; which showcased some of the best talent the Indian scene has to offer today. The standard of music and performances by our homegrown talent personifies the best possible way at GoMadras. Not to forget spell-bounding performances Go:Madras is very well known for. See you on the sands!
The seventh edition of South India’s premier electronic music festival.
ALEX DI STEFANO
plus more TBA
VJ’s KAYCEE, WAYNE and ZEN.
Hosted by ROHIT BARKER
Curated by SHIV GUPTA and TUHIN MEHTA