Mumbai, Dec 9(IANS) A host of international Blues stars like Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Shemekia Copeland and Matt Schofield will perform here as part of the debut edition of the Mahindra Blues Festival, launched by the Mahindra Group.
The festival, to be held Feb 5-6, will also feature home-grown talent like Soulmate from Shillong, Saturday Night Blues band from Kolkata and The Luke Kenny Mojo Jukebox.
‘The Blues, an American art form, ironically doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves in the country of its origin, and indeed, around the world. We would like the Mahindra Blues Festival to give this genre of music an overseas platform in the way that Montreux has done for Jazz,’ Anand Mahindra, vice chairman and managing director, Mahindra Group, said in a press statement.
The festival will be held at the iconic Mehboob Studio, which will be designed specifically to create a Blues-like atmosphere, with three separate stages for multiple concerts and sessions with the artistes.
As a prelude to the festival, promotional gigs will be held at Blue Frog, Mumbai, with prominent Indian Blues bands.
Tickets for the festival will be available at www.bookmyshow.com, Rhythm House and through a home delivery service.