"We danced. We played. We sang. We fought. We enjoyed our hearts out.
That sums up Saarang 2013 – the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras. The next edition of 2014 is almost here, scheduled from 8th to 12th of January, and it promises to be even more fun and exciting, than its predecessors.
Looking at the line up of Professional shows this time, for Popular night, we have the ever-so-famous composer duo Salim Sulaiman ready with some Hollywood dhamaka. For all the Tamil lovers out there, Benny Dayal will be supporting the brothers on stage.
Headlining the Saarang Rockshow this year is Architects, a metalcore band from Britain. Supporting them will be Grimus, a rock band from Romania. With two international bands, this promises to be a show not to be missed.
One can’t get enough of Sunburn, right? We, at Saarang, believe just that. That’s why we’ve made Sunburn Campus the biggest of its kind in South India, happening for the first time in the Open Air Theatre. With three wonderful DJs : Nucleya, Anish Sood X Lost Stories and Dualist Enquiry
For all the dance-lovers out there, Choreo night is just the place to be. It is the biggest dance competition in Chennai with all major colleges in the area fighting and putting in their best. During this night, we also have a German Dance Crew having a guest performance. Right after a December full of great kacheris and dance shows, we have one of our own at Saarang. Classical Night – with Ganesh-Kumar (Chennai’s own violin duo ) for the music show and Sonal Mansingh (well known Indian dancer) for the dance show, will be a not-ticketed show, promising a great evening to anyone who’d like to enjoy some traditional Indian music.
What’s more? There’s the World Fest, with shows from Indonesia, Spain, France, Germany, Romania, Ireland and Singapore. There’s the Adrenaline zone, much awaited competitions like Decibels, Power Cords, Tarang, Panache. There are lectures and demonstrations. Dance workshops. And much much more.
Choreo Night being the biggest inter-collegiate group dance competition in South India, is a platform for the nation`s best dance crews to show their moves. The stage is going to sizzle as the new Saarang crews are ready to up the ante with some amazing skills and fresh moves. The contest is truculent and they know what it takes to ascertain their supremacy in this ultimate dance competition. These crews will pop, jump, sway, stomp and step their way to the top. Watch them set the stage ablaze in a night of mind blowing entertainment and immense fun. The proceeds from this night will go to charity. Be there to experience one of the best performances of your life and support the cause.
Cast & Crew :
Dualist Inquiry, Nucleya, Lost Stories X Anish Sood
EDM, International Music
Come January 10th, Chennai will witness one of its largest parties with Sunburn Campus at IIT Madras` 5000 strong venue, the Open Air Theatre, for the first time at Saarang.
With three headlining acts, all making waves in the scene across the country, taking the same stage for the first time ever, the night promises to triple the party!
Starting from the now country wide sensation from last year, Dualist Inquiry will bring in Guitar-driven Electro rock, the pioneer of his one-of-a-kind sound, Nucleya will be dropping Dubstep and Desi Bass, and the party will end with the Sunburn headlining duo Lost Stories x Anish Sood spinning their chart-topping mashups and Sunburn smashing house. The night will be opened by DJ Murthovic.
Saarang Times of India Rock Show - Architects
To drop some heavy-ass riff bombs, Saarang 2014 brings to you the Rock show with its headlining act - ARCHITECTS. The British metalcore band, known for their aggressive but very melodic style of riff-heavy metalcore, have amassed a huge fan following in their nine-years of existence till now with five studio albums and an EP in tow, and a sixth studio album ready to be released in early 2014. The Brighton boys have played at some of the biggest festivals in the world like Download festival, Summer breeze festival, Resurrection fest, Grasspop Metal meeting, Sonisphere festival, Hellfest and has toured in some of the coveted tours like the Vans Wraped tour with some of the biggest names in the metal world like Deftones, August Burns Red, Enter Shikari, Whitechapel, All That remains and the list goes on.
The night will also feature, a second International band GRIMUS, the alternative band of the moment in Romania, whose elaborate songs, praised sound and unique technique has triggered the attention of the professional music scene all around the world.
Saarang Popular Night - Salim Sulaiman, Live In Concert!
Cast & Crew :
Bollywood, Indian Music
Saarang 2014 presents to you Salim Sulaiman - the musician brothers who have gifted us with movies such as Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Chak De! India, Fashion, Heroine, Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl, Band BaajaBaaraat among others. Having been around for more than a decade, these brothers never fail to make the crowd go berserk with excitement, wherever they perform. Saarang always has a little extra for you!
The night will also witness a performance by Benny Dayal, the South Indian sensation. After all, who can resist to dance to songs such as `Pappu can`t dance saala` and `Badtameezdil..` ! So are you ready to make some noise this January?