Thursday, 6 September 2018

India’s premier hip-hop star DIVINE announces Gully Fest



~Presented by Red Bull Music, Gully Fest is a one-day festival dedicated to all elements of hip-hop culture; to feature acts like DIVINE’s band Gully Gang, Delhi Sultanate and Begum X and local hip-hop stars; to be held in Mumbai on September 22~

September 2018For many, DIVINE is hip-hop. Reinforcing that connection is the rapper’s newest endeavour, Gully Fest – a one-day festival dedicated to every element of hip-hop culture.

Slated to be held in Mumbai on September 22, Red Bull Music Presents Gully Fest will feature the biggest and upcoming stars of desi hip-hop, professional MCs and DJs, beatboxers, b-boys and showcase the best of street culture in India.

The line-up includes Gully Gang (DIVINE and his live band that includes drummer Jai Row Kavi, guitarist Randolph Correia and bassist Krishna Zaveri, alongside hypeman and visual director, JD and turntablist Spindoctor); reggae and dub artists Delhi Sultanate and Begum X and some of Mumbai’s most promising acts like Enkore, D’evil, MC Altaf, Gravity, Dee MC, 7 BantaiZ, Proof and Major C.

An intrinsic part of hip-hop culture, b-boying in recent years has seen an upsurge in popularity in India, and Gully Fest will also showcase the dance style courtesy three-time Red Bull BC One India Champion, Flying Machine.

To attend, people must RSVP on Insider.in.

Why Gully Fest?
Over the past couple of years, hip-hop has become the voice of new India, giving the underrepresented a platform for self-expression. At the centre of this cultural storm is DIVINE, India’s premier hip-hop star.

Gully Fest is a celebration of all that makes Indian hip-hop one of the most popular genres of music amongst young Indians today – a cultural phenomenon.

“Gully Fest is the voice of streets. It’s not just a stage, it is a community of voices from my generation that are only just starting to get heard. This is only just the start,” says DIVINE aka Vivian Fernandes.

With awards and accolades to his name, DIVINE’s fiery, anger-spitting verses have struck a chord with everyone from Dharavi to Darjeeling. Central to rise of the ‘gully rap’ movement, with hit singles like ‘Meri gully mein’, ‘Jungli sher’, ‘Farak’ and ‘One side’ DIVINE’s brutally honest Hindi rap draws inspiration from his own life and the streets of Mumbai, set to beats that wouldn’t be out of place in a Los Angeles studio.

DIVINE is working on his debut album, slated to be released later this year.

Gig details
City: Mumbai
Date: September 22
Day: Saturday
Entry: By RSVP only on Insider.in

About Gully Fest
Gully Fest is a celebration of hip-hop and street culture and a platform for self-expression for young India, conceptualised by DIVINE, presented by Red Bull Music and produced by OML.


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