Update: Alt-J And Rudimental Will be Headlining The Emerge Festival In India! Prem Gupta January 22, 2015 FS News, Local Daniel Waples, The Petebox, Parvaaz and Advaita will also be performing at Bangalore and Gurgaon this February – March (Image Courtesy: Emerge Facebook) There’s some massive news for music fans across India as two blockbuster acts have just been announced for the first ever edition of the Emerge Music And Arts Festival. UK’s rising stars Alt-J and Rudimental will headline the festival’s two editions in Bangalore and Gurgaon alongside some of the best fresh and rising international musicians. Check out the line-up below: (Image Courtesy: BookMyShow) The Bangalore venue for the festival has just been announced! Conceptualized by LIVE Viacom18 in association with Vh1, Emerge is a platform that brings fresh music and art ideas for hungry fans of new experiences. The festival will also showcase some of the best sculptures, art installations and live art by talented artistes across the country. At the very core of EMERGE is a forum where young fans can expect an experience like no other, where they will be able to truly open their minds and have a chance to discover something unique, something that will blow their mind – you could find your favourite new band, favourite new dancer and painter at the festival. In two short years, Alt-J have established themselves as one of the UK’s most innovative new acts, breaking down musical barriers in a manner comparable with the likes of Pink Floyd and Radiohead at their peak. Another group among UK’s finest exports includes Rudimental (who will be performing a DJ set), who have spectacularly stepped out of their drum and bass cocoon and become one of the best genre-blenders on the globe. Commenting on this power-packed concept, Mr. Jaideep Singh, Sr. Vice President and Business Head – INS, Viacom18 Pvt. Ltd. said, “At LIVE Viacom18, we always aim at going beyond norms and experiment with new forms of music & entertainment. In India, live concerts and dance music have evolved and we can see people’s affinity to art as well. We challenged the norm with our flagship property Vh1Supersonic last year. This year, by blending music and art, two of the most creative forms of expression, we envision a new experience for the creative soul. The response in the past two years has been overwhelming and I am certain that this year will be exceptional.” When & Where: February 28 – Bhartiya City, Bangalore March 1 – Gurgaon Tickets are now available on BookMyShow HERE. Stay tuned to the Sherp for further announcements.