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Deep Purple, Anthrax, Doors to perform together in Delhi

January 07, 2013 12:28 IST
Deep Purple, Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, The Wailers (the original band of Bob Marley) and The Doors (the original band of Jim Morrison) will be playing together live in Gurgaon on February 16 and 17.

The lineup will be assembled as the first leg of Percept Ltd's Fly Music Festival.

With Fly Music Festival, Percept hopes to encore in the field of live music what they've already achieved in the arena of music festivals with the Sunburn Music Festival.

Shedding light on Percept's plans, its head honcho Sailendra Singha says, "So far, live gigs in India have had a limp history. Music fans would get a Gun 'n' Roses or a Santana doing a live act. And that's it. For the first time, we will be bringing 14 live acts together on the same stage in Gurgaon on February 16 and 17."

Singh hopes to revolutionise the way live rock bands are perceived in India. "Do you know 62 percent of India's population is below the age of 25? And do you know India has the largest population of football fans in the world? That means young Indians like to watch, not participate in live acts. That's where Fly Music was born."

The Gurgaon lineup of international rock musicians is incredible. "We have The Wailers without Bob Marley and the The Doors without Jim Morrison," says Singh.

Fly Music will then go south, not Mumbai.

"Mumbai is high on electronic music, not live rock acts," Singh explains.

Subhash K Jha in Patna