Magnetic Fields Announces RBMA Stage and First Wave Of Lineup
21 September 2015
The wait is finally over.
Magnetic Fields Festival has just released some exciting news and a first wave of artists, for the 3 day showcase of music and arts, set to take place at Alsisar Mehal in December.
Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting their very own stage at the festival. Representing the institution at the third edition of Magnetic Fields will be legendary German selector and producer DJ Koze, Mad Decent signee and UK grime innovator Mumdance, dark Berlin prodigy Objekt (whose single Ganzfeld was voted by Resident Advisor as their top track of 2014), and this year’s Indian RBMA selectee – Bangalore based The Sine Painter.
We’ve tried our best to spread the word about the enormously influential establishment in the past, so this is a particularly exciting moment for us. The exposure to RBMA will hopefully open doors for burgeoning Indian talent and get more people to apply in the coming years. This is also a significant move for the academy – the RBMA stage at Magnetic Fields will be the first they’ve ever hosted in the South Asian region.
We’re not done just yet…
Joining the RBMA artists will be massively popular American hip-hop/electronic act and Ghostly international signee Shigeto, who will be playing live, Austrian outfit HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) who also toured the country earlier this year, London based electronic whiz Palmistry and Boston based funk, house and hip-hop duo Soul Clap.
Of course, Magnetic Fields wouldn’t be the festival it is without a healthy selection of some of our favourite homegrown talent. Apart from the Sine Painter, this edition will see performances by the rising hip-hop/live electronic act Sid Vashi, Chennai based alt rockers the F16’s, Mumbai based SnowShoe – who rise again from the ashes after a brief hiatus, the inimitable Peter Cat Recording Co. and one of our most charismatic live bands - Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator.
The festival will also be feature a unique collaborative showcase by Pakistani collective Forever South, represented by Rudoh and champions of the Bangalore music scene – Consolidate, represented, of course, by one half of Sulk Station - _RHL a.k.a. Rahul Giri. More performers are still to be announced from the Forever South camp.
We’re already getting excited about this year’s festival. Keep in mind that this is only the first in a list of names and information Magnetic Fields will be releasing over the coming weeks. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Head over to the website for more information and get your tickets and accommodation here before they run out.