India’s Greenest Music Festival Echoes Of Earth Celebrates The 5th Edition Of ‘Circle Of Life’
With over 20,000 people across two days, the music event was a celebration of India’s ecosystems and stories of conservation and restoration
Stories of sustainability, revelry and festive fervour came alive last weekend as India’s greenest music festival made its grand return to its home turf in Bengaluru. Echoes of Earth, in its fifth edition this year, paid a tribute to the ‘Circle of Life’ as it celebrated the melange of nature, culture and great live music in the midst of sprawling 180-acred lush green vistas of the Embassy Riding School on the 3rd and 4th of December 2022.
The event is crafted to bring diverse, especially the new age audiences, under an umbrella theme to celebrate the Earth through music and art. This year’s theme, ‘Circle of Life,’ moved onus towards an inclusive circle where all life begins and thrives alongside wildlife and nature conservation and regeneration stories from unexplored corners of India’s diverse ecosystems. It witnessed an eclectic mix of over 40 local and international artists converge on 4 upcycled stages - the Johnnie Walker non-alcoholic refreshing mixer Amur Falcon stage, The Himalayan Ibex stage, The Budweiser Indian Red Scorpion stage and the solar-powered Big Tree stage.
Bringing unique global sounds to the fore, the festival was a melting pot of music genres like Electronic, Soul, World fusion, Jazz, Techno, Blues, Reggae, Rock, Live Electronica and more. As audience swooned over enthralling performances by Hanumankind, The Lojal Experience, Anyasa, Vairaagi, Tara Lily, The Yussef Dayes Experiences, Henry Saiz & Band presents Moonlight Wolves, Vieux Farka Toure, T.ill Apes, and others, the festival gave greater momentum to the idea of living life eco-consciously.
Roshan Netalkar, Festival Director at Echoes of Earth said, “We are ecstatic about the response to Echoes of Earth 2022. Our eclectic line-up of musicians from different genres created a seamless musical journey and appealed to a very diverse audience in terms of age, culture and nationality. In these two days, we have witnessed the incredible energy and passion of over 20,000 people who celebrated responsibly - keeping the ethos of the festival alive - In spite of the large turnout we were able to create a zero-waste festival.”
“Echoes of Earth theme for 2022 was Circle of Life – we collaborated with over 40 artists to create 24 installations on site. The artist line up represented the best of international and Indian musicians – all this has culminated in a fantastic response both at the festival and on social media platforms – the love for brand Echoes grows stronger each year. It is our endeavour to innovate further and to make the festival carbon neutral in the years to come.” he added.
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