The Escape Festival of Art and Music is back with its 6th edition and will take place in the beautiful backdrop of Lake Naukuchiatal’s ‘The Lake Resort’, a hilly place in Uttarakhand at the foothills of the Himalayas (a lake that could help you attain Nirvana, they say, if you can manage to see all its nine corners at one go). Naukuchiatal or ‘lake of nine corners’ is a small hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
The Escape Festival will feature a variety of artists, photographers, bands, painters, tattoo artists, potters and graffiti artists from various places from all over the world spread over two stages- The Soul Garden Stage and The Magic Forest Stage.
The festival would take place for three days starting May 24th .The three-day Escape Festival held in the pristine beauty of Naukuchiatal will include artists and bands like Menwhopause, Indigo Children, Hari Om Project, Rajneesh Kapoor (comedian), Shivani Kohli (painter), Shiv Ahuja (photographer), Aditya Mubayi (quizmaster), Samrat X (writer), Samita Chatterjee (graffiti artist) amongst others. The Gyan Connection feat. Skinny Alley and friends is supposed to be the highlight of the festival with a tribute to bassist Gyan Singh who passed away last year by friends and family of the band.
The festival would also play stage to a film festival and a flea market with a screening of ‘The Oscar Short Film Collection’ by Shamiana Short Film Club. The escape festival would also be a platform for bands, artists, writers, photographers, painters, graffiti artists, performance artists, tattoo artists and potters.
It is the perfect way to spend some quality time with friends and family. There is also a lot of fun and frolic in store at Naukuchiatal. So do not miss this chance of getting away from the monotony of city life and join in the 3-day festival of art, music and much more.
Check out the full lineup below:
- The Gyan Connection feat. Skinny Alley and Friends
- Thermal and A Quarter
- Alobo Naga & The Band
- The Ska Vengers
- Sanchal Malhar (of Indigo Children, acoustic set)
- Shantanu Pandit
- Toshanbor Singh Nongbet (Opera)
- Fuzz Culture
- White Wizard
- Tadayan (Digital Shiva Power Records , Japan)
- Vial/Audiogramme (B.A.B.A Records, Austria)
Check out their website here.
You can also catch up with the latest updates from the event here.
If you want to camp or travel around, then find you guide here.
Escape Festival@a glance:
When? MAY 24-26,2013
Where? The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal,Uttarakhand
Highlights: Film Festival, Flea Market and performances by The Ska Vengers, Blackstratblues, Frame/Frame and Shantam, Skinny Alley.