DECEMBER 8-10

free entry!

schedule

DAY 1, DECEMBER 8, 2017

The battle of bands begins at 12:00 PM and goes on until 9:30 PM.

DAY 2, DECEMBER 9, 2017

The battle of bands resumes from 12:00 PM until 6:30 PM, following which we have our headliners, The F16s and Fame the Band perform till 10:00 PM.

DAY 3, DECEMBER 10, 2017

The battle of bands reaches the final stage as 5 finalists perform from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM, following which the special acts, Indus Creed and The Down Troddence perform till 10:00 PM.

headliners and special acts

FAME THE BAND

Named eponymously after its vocalist, Fame Sangma, in its three-year existence, this alternative/pop rock band has gone on to win hearts and grab attention within the Indian music scene. Not to mention, they are the winners of our last edition, Strawberry Fields XX.

THE F16S

The F16s are an alternative band hailing from the port city of Chennai, India. Past finalists at Strawberry Fields XVI, their music is a spread of genres including eclectic indie, mad garage rock, a little bold alternative and electronica.

INDUS CREED

Indus Creed is India’s front running rock band, from Mumbai. Also one of the country’s longest-running, the pioneering group set the stage for contemporary Indian rock as well as the current booming independent music scene.

THE DOWN TRODDENCE

Popularly known as ‘TDT’ is a six-piece Folk-Thrash Metal Band, originally from Kannur district in Kerala, India. TDT has always been noted for its unique blend of conventional Thrash and Groove Metal with a large dose of traditional Kerala folk music elements and art forms.

participants (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

KOUBRU ROCK

BANGALORE

GIDDY HOO

BANGALORE

VIKRIT

RANCHI

SHORTHAND

DELHI

LOST ICONS

DELHI

THE RECYCLE BIN

BANGALORE

IRIS 13

BANGALORE/RANCHI

WAREHOUSE PROJECT

BANGALORE

CORNER CAFÉ CHRONICLES

MUMBAI

ASLEEP IN A RIFLE

BANGALORE

FALLEN SECRETS

PUNE

ONE BY TWO

KALYAN

RAINDOWN PLAYBUTTON

BANGALORE

ASCENDERE

MUMBAI

TODDY WATERS

CHENNAI

TAPAS

MUMBAI

LAST RITUALS

PUNE

BEFORE YOUR EXISTENCE

DARJEELING

PSYCHAI SHOP

NEW DELHI

FLUORESCENT FOREST

CALICUT

BHAIRAVAS

DEHRADUN

AGNEYA

COCHIN

THIRD EYE

COCHIN

WHITE CRUISER

BANGALORE

LABYRINTH

MUMBAI

AMONG THE SIGNS

BANGALORE

RANDOM PROPORTIONS

COCHIN

MIX MACHINE

CHENNAI

PANKAJ SORAM PROJECT

BANGALORE

THE JUKE RADIO

BANGALORE

ILLUCIA

BANGALORE

ALARTÉ

CHENNAI

MAGIC MUSHROOMS

CHENNAI

GOON SQUAD

BANGALORE

AYOG

NAGPUR

RHETORIC

BANGALORE

ATRIPT

JAMSHEDPUR

ASTITVA RANCHI

RANCHI

PRODIGAL

COIMBATORE

IYER’S FILTER COFFEE

BANGALORE


about strawberry fields XXI

Strawberry Fields has turned 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 music festival.

Strawberry Fields XXI will play 40 bands from across India who over the course of the first two days (December 8 and 9) will battle it out to be one of the 5 finalists on Day 3 (December 10). We have 4 amazing headliners lined up for you on Day 2 and 3 (The F16s and Fame the Band on Saturday, Indus Creed and The Down Troddence on Sunday). And with plenty of good food (S.W.A.T Food Truck, Om Nam Thai, Khan Saheb, Just Bake and more!) and great vibes, this is one music festival that you don’t want to miss!

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.

WHEN

December 8th - 10th, 2017

WHERE

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




testimonials


sponsors

TITLE SPONSOR

CO SPONSOR


collaborations

OFFICIAL RADIO STATION

FINANCIAL MEDIA PARTNER

PUBLICITY PARTNER

BEVERAGE PARTNER

PRE-GIG VENUE PARTNER

MUSIC RHYTHM PARTNER

GEAR PARTNER

MUSIC SCHOOL PARTNER

ARTIST CURATION PARTNER

MUSIC STREAMING PARTNER

ONLINE LEGAL MEDIA PARTNER

PRIZE PARTNER

contact us

strawberryfields.nls@gmail.com

For queries or clarifications related to specific streams, get in touch with the following members of the team:

SHAURYA
NEGI

registration

SHANNON
KHALKHO

press & publicity

SHAILEJA
VERMA

joint-convenor,
press & publicity

ANCHA
VENKATA
SAMARTH

convenor,
registration,
sponsorship
& collaboration

JOHN
SIMTE

sponsorship
& collaboration

ABHIROOP
SAHA

registration


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: www.strawberryfields.in 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