The VANS New Musicfest is a music festival focused on fresh indie and punk talent from all over Asia, showcasing some of the best, most promising and edgy music from the continent. The festival took place in Goa Karting, Verna Goa in November 2014. The festival organizers Ennuidotbomb approached the BAJAAO team to help execute the festival.
Considering this was a first time festival, the substantial number of artists performing and the unique nature of the venue, the festival required hands on support from us. The BAJAAO team was involved in coordination and hospitality of over 66 artists staying in 4 different hotels in south goa, management of 3 stages, sound and lights reinforcement, and overall spot management of the festival.
The venue and the large number of artists, along with an unseasonal downpour the day before the festival, gave us a number of unexpected challenges that we overcame using the experience and expertise we had at our disposal. The successful festival was lauded for the calibre and quality of both Indian and international artists. It introduced festival goers to a number of new genres and artists through a lineup that featured bands such as Shonen Knife (Japan), Kyoto Protocol (Malaysia), Peter Cat Recording Co., Madboy/Mink and other acts.
The success of this festival resulted in cementing Ennuidotbomb’s impact on the music scene in India. Today, ennuidotbomb works very closely with BAJAAO on numerous music events. The festival will return in 2015 for it’s second edition and we will once again return in capacity of festival partner. Furthermore, we will also act as the festival’s digital and creative agency.