| 18 Jun 2024
'Chasing Storm' will be followed by multiple gigs across India

MUMBAI: 'Chasing Storm' festival will be held on 31 December 2014 and 1st January 2015 and it will kick-start a series of gigs that will take place across 12 destinations in the country. 'Chasing Storm' is a new IP that will commence with two day festival and will culminate in Coorg at the end of 2015 with Storm festival.

Storm festival director and Liquidspace Entertainment Pvt. Ltd MD Lavin Uthappa said, "New Year Eve is all about celebration. We decided that it would be the right time to celebrate and welcome all the Stormers to our new format. Storm has become a huge festival on its own so we decided to have 'Chasing Storm' as a new property."

He further added, "We wanted to make the new property 'Chasing Storm' to be related to our main festival 'Storm Festival' and to Coorg which has become a travel destination." The festival is held at Virjapet, in Coorg.

The line-up for 'Chasing Storm' includes singer Usha Uthup, Swarathama, DJ Nasha, Modium, Sanjay Dutta, Solder, Lagori, Sam, DJ Ivan, DJ Swing, Tuhin Mehta, Live Banned and Breed. Uthappa said, "We always believe in showcasing new talents and artistes along with known artiste, we have maintained that for 'Chasing Storm' as well."

The promoters have targeted more than two thousand people for the NYE festival. Uthappa revealed that they have sold out on all the tents but the day passes ranging from Rs 2,000-2,500 are still available.  

The NYE festival partnered with Radio Mirchi, Deccan Chronicle and Vh1, to promote their festival.

Without revealing much about the future gigs, Uthappa said that the 12-city format was ideated by promoters in last three months and it will be incorporated in the 'Chasing Storm Format'. He added, "There are two verticals to it which we would reveal in a later stage in January or February."

Hinting about Storm Festival 2015, he said, "We are looking at international artistes coming and collaborating with Indian acts in the upcoming Storm festival. We will have more genres of world music which is musicians coming from Africa, Australia and Srilanka. It will be fusion music but in a different level."