With at least eight DJs, the East Coast Musiq Festival promises an exciting night
If you are tired of clubbing in Chennai and looking for a change, Pondicherry unveils the East Coast Musiq Festival. City-based DJs B Anbazhagan and Sayed Tameez are organising this open-air party that will see at least eight DJs performing. According to Anbazhagan, “Pondicherry has flourished over the years and is now an international metropolis that has spawned an eclectic scene for fashion, music, arts and culture. While the initial acts are by DJ Dinesh from Florida and city-based DJ Michael, the night will get exciting with a performance by DJ Eli from France, who will be presenting dubstep, electro swing and techno. Another draw is Africa-based DJ Danny, who will be presenting Afrobeats.
Targeting music lovers between the ages of 18 and 40, the party will also see two Kerala-based DJs—Bobby who will offer EDM and Shamnas, who specialises in trance and techno. However, the highlight will be renowned Bollywood DJ Akhil Talreja, who has given songs like Tenu Le Ke Jaana, Lungi Dance and retro hits like Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee, a new twist.
The organisers also promise stalls at the event, for those who want munchies. “We will have starters like paneer tikka and sandwiches from Orange, a multi-cuisine restaurant in the city, which will also have a beverage counter. Since we are expecting a large expat crowd, we will have hot dogs, pizzas and burgers too,” he says.
At Seagulls restaurant, tomorrow, from 6 pm to 12 am. Tickets at Rs.1,500 for a couple and Rs.1,000 for stags. Details: 0413 2257002
— Mrinalini Sundar