Sean Paul and Marshmello perform during song festival in Pune

Here’s what rocked during a three-day-long VH1 Supersonic fest in Pune that saw Sean Paul and Marshmello perform

Sean Paul
Sean Paul

For a vital cube of a decade left by, Mumbai folk were discerning to tenure a presentation of Pune — compelled to find a temperament in a arise of commercialisation — an try to impersonate a former. But chuck Pune into an artistic parade, like a VH1 Supersonic, and we notice that a city has a distinctiveness that bears small similarity to a own. Unlike a sap and rumpled office-goers branch adult to attend a Sheeran and Bieber concerts in Mumbai, Pune is certain to make a sartorial matter during a festivals. Glittered faces, elaborate headgears and trails are small accessories of a city that, as writer Viacom 18’s Saugato Bhowmik says, “really knows a music. One can’t say, ‘I am usually a stone fan'”, adds Bhowmik in a bid to prominence that Indian song aficionados are partially some-more open to binging on multi-genre song than fans in several other countries. “There competence be an adore for rock, yet there will also be a fondness for funk, electronic or pop. We can’t mount for usually one kind of music. Thus, even yet we were innate as an EDM festival, we enclosed a different operation of genres accessible for fans this year,” he says.

The Marshmello's performance; (below) Sean Paul
The Marshmello’s performance; (below) Sean Paul

The starry choice of artistes — including Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sean Paul and Incubus, among others – is testimony to a inclusion of genres that have frequency tangible a six-year-old gig. Each of a 4 arenas during a venue brimmed as an array of Indian and general musicians forsaken their beats opposite a visually pretentious backdrop, usually extended by a use of a strobe lights. Aptly situated screens ensured that fans trickling in could still set their eyes on a artistes while enjoying a smoothness on a sound system.

Turning adult on day 2, Marshmello enjoyed a amount courtesy of his fans, customarily college-going kids, as they spilled over from a primary arena. On Sunday, Indian record writer Zaeden delivered a pleasing set — finish with rehashed versions of Havana, Shape Of You and Attention, among others — to a partially skinny assembly during an early 4.15 pm. Says Zaeden “I adore these songs. Some people competence hatred them since they’ve listened them often. But that’s me and we try to be myself when I’m on stage,” he tells mid-day on a sidelines of his act. Zaeden also noted his entrance live singing act during a festival, forward of his arriving solo for Valentines Day. “It’s a mash-up of all my favourite [love] songs. There’s Dust Till Dawn [Zayn], Perfect by Ed Sheeran and dual songs by James Arthur. It will radically underline me singing.” Incubus put adult a particular and mesmerising act to an assembly that was certain to sing along. Sean Paul didn’t disappoint, now environment a assembly grooving with his act. He belted out hits, including Give It Up To Me and Hey Sexy Lady.

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