Today, Delhiites are ready to let loose with color, pichkaris and lots of fun. Ready to release rocking numbers, for a memorable Holi celebration after almost two years, some bands and DJs in town are sharing their playlist for the festival of colors.
Booked for Holi weekend!
Shreyash Tiwari, lead singer of the Delhi-based band Rangreza, says: “We had booked a month before for the whole Holi weekend, that is until March 20. We have performances in Connaught Place, Gurugram and even in Jaipur (Rajasthan). We’ll be playing songs such as Rang Barse and Rang De Basanti, and we’re thrilled to set the stage on fire after a two-year lull.
Delhi-based rock band Astitva is heading to Mumbai for a Holi concert. “The last two years were literally dead [for us artists]. The band’s lead singer, Salman Khan, shares, “Fortunately, this year Holi is rocking and picking up. We will be playing mostly our originals and some Holi songs. The excitement this year goes back 15 years when we first took the stage. This childish excitement is there because of such a long gap.
Some shows refused, due to high demand
“We recently did a Holi Webcert for a company,” says Suryansh Pratap Singh of The Suryansh Project, adding, “We had to turn down a show on Holi day because we had already booked for another private show. Getting on stage is so exciting and to top it off, Holi is my favorite festival, and that makes it a double celebration… We’ll be playing a mix of our originals, some folk, and some songs based on Holi and of course the must-haves for the crowd of Sufi or Bollywood genres.
And Delhi-based group Delhi Indie Project, which has a public show today, also believes that this year’s Holi festival “has been much better since Covid-19”. Ashish Chauhan, one of the singers of the group, says: “We are very happy to see that people are in a festive spirit. The past two years have been very difficult, especially for performers. However, it’s great to see things opening up again. We have a mix of Bollywood, English and our original songs, as well as Holi celebration numbers in our style which we will perform for Delhiites.