about strawberry fields XXI

Strawberry Fields XXI will play host to 40 amateur bands from all across India who over the course of the first two days will battle it out to be one of the 5 finalists on Day 3 (10th December). Furthermore, we have special acts and headliner lined up for you on Day 2 and 3. A detailed schedule of all three days will be uploaded soon.

Strawberry Fields turns 21 this year, and you know what that means. It means the best, the biggest and the meanest edition ever. It means celebrating with the city it owes it to success to. It means giving back to the bands it owes its name to. It means, one hell of a festival.

Over the last 20 years Strawberry Fields has witnessed some of the best that Indian independent music has to offer. It has seen everyone, from Thermal and a Quarter to Motherjane, testing their mettle against the best of Indian bands. It has seen the field at the NLSIU campus transcend into the Fields of Sound (thanks Motherjane!), a hallowed venue indeed for all amateur Indian bands trying to make it to the big league.

We will shortly be releasing the list of bands who after the registration process have been selected to perform at SF XXI.


December 8th - 10th, 2017


National Law School of
India University
(Football ground),
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore


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frequently asked questions

When is Strawberry Fields happening this year?

Strawberry Fields XXI is scheduled to happen from 8th to 10th December, 2017.

Where will Strawberry Fields XXI be held?

SF XXI will take place on the lush green field of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

How does one get to the venue?

  • Cab- Just put in “National Law School of India University” and it should show up as being located in Nagarbhavi. It’s just a 20-25 minute ride from MG Road.
  • Metro- Get off at Mysore Road or Attiguppe metro station and take a 4-5 minute auto ride from the station to NLSIU.

What genre of music does SF cater to?

Strawberry Fields is NOT genre specific, and we’re proud of that. From blues to rock to metal, we get every thing, every year. You name it, we have it.

How much is the price of a ticket?

ENTRY IS FREE! So come on in for good music, good food and a great time.

What are the timings for the event?

Day 1: 12pm- 8pm (participants)
Day 2: 1pm-8pm (participants till 5pm, Special acts and headliner after that)
Day 3: 4pm-10pm (Finals till 6pm, Special acts and headliner after that)
For a detailed schedule for the event, see the “SF XXI” section.

When are registrations for SF XXI happening this year?

Registrations for SF XXI will open on October 14th, 2017.

How does one register for SF XXI?

Bands willing to participate must register online on our website: between 14th and 17th October, 2017.

How much is the registration fee?

We charge a nominal registration fee of Rs. 2,000 per band.

How do we get to know that we’ve been selected?

The first list of selected bands will be released (via our website and our Facebook page) after registration closes. One band member will be contacted by a member of the Organising Committee and will be asked to pay the registration fee. Once the amount is received by us, the registration is complete. Confirmation of a slot shall be intimated to the band.

Once selected, can we opt for accommodation to be provided to us?

Accommodation at the NLSIU guest rooms shall be provided to each band needing it, at a rate of Rs. 200 per person per night.

What are the parameters on which a band is judged in the competition?

  • Planning and Preparedness (Planning, Preparation, Timing, Evidence of Rehearsal)- 20 points
  • Originality (Material, Appearance, Improvisation)- 30 points
  • Interface with audience (Verbal interaction, Physical interaction, Confidence)- 10 points
  • Quality of Performance (Confidence/competence, Set dynamism, Stage presence, Conformance to rules of participation)- 20 points
  • Presentation (Attitude, Appearance, Showmanship)- 20 points