Ever since its humble inception in 2007, ‘Waves’, the cultural festival of BITS Pilani – Goa Campus, has powered it’s way to the forefront of the cultural festivals in India, through a combination of sheer enthusiasm and undying ambition. Then, confined mostly to Goa, Waves is now a national-level festival, playing host to students from hundreds of colleges from all over the nation. Set in the scenic BITS Pilani Goa Campus, Waves never fails to deliver on entertainment quotient, having been host to artists of great stature in the past, with a number of incredible special nights planned this time as well.
Waves – 2012 witnessed performances from pioneering Indian Carnatic – metal band ‘Agam’, Australian progressive rock band ‘Dead Letter Circus’, Pakistani Pop Duo ‘Strings’, Indian upcoming thrash metal band ‘Inner Sanctum’ as well as an action packed electronic dance night which featured a unique on – campus installment of the world famous electronic dance music festival, ‘Sunburn’.
Since 2007, Waves has also hosted performances by Kailash Kher, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Parikrama, Thermal and Quarter and Indian ocean, to name a few. Waves, on the musical front, aims to cater to a wide variety of tastes. Waves is also keen on promoting upcoming talent through ‘Searock’, arguably India’s largest semi-professional rock band competition. Searock has jump-started the careers of many independent rock acts in India. In addition to these massive events, Waves has a wide variety of musical events, which see active participation, including ‘Indian rock’, an event that aims to promote ethnic rock music, ‘Silence of the Amps’, an acoustic music event, ‘Aalap’, an Indian solo singing event, ‘Jukebox’, a western solo singing event and ‘Solo Note’, an instrumental solo performance competition.
The other main attractions at Waves are the music, art and dance competitions, which witness high quality participation year after year. The major crowd pullers amongst these are the ‘Big 3’ events, i.e ‘Natyanjali’, the dance competition, ‘Mr and Ms Waves’, a search for the contestant with best personality and ‘FashP’, a supreme display of style. The big 3 events are judged by some of the greats of the film, fashion and music industries. In addition to these events, there is also a wide variety of music, fine arts, literary, quizzing, dramatics, dance and debating events with plenty of exciting goodies and cash prizes to be won.
All of these events, with the overriding theme, ‘Hit the Rewind’, promise a quirky, high energy cultural festival at Waves 2013.
Catch memorable moments from Waves on their Youtube channel.
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