By K. Ashwin Mob: 00919920183006 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GoaWire Goa Music Festival (www.facebook.com/goa.music.festival) scheduled to begin on 8th April 2012 has been postponed by a week due to the ongoing school and college examinations in Goa.
According to Frank Franklyn, Project Co-ordinator, GoaWire Goa Music Festival, “A lot of parents and students (appearing for their 10th and 12th standard examinations) approached us with a request to postpone the inaugural event by at least a week to ten days. Keeping in mind their request and the fact that a lot of youngsters who are part of local youth bands in Goa have their college exams going on, we decided to postpone the GoaWire Goa Music Festival by a week. The inaugural event will hence be held on Saturday 14th April 2012 at Elephant Art Café, Anjuna Beach. The rest of the schedule will remain the same. The performances scheduled to be held at Elephant Art Café from 9th to the 13th will be held during the last week of April at the same venue.”
Meanwhile the GoaWire Goa Music Festival has invited all musicians, Bands & DJs to be part of the biggest Music Fest ever held in Asia.
With over 120 performances or performing groups scheduled over two months of April and May and spread over 52 days at about 40 different locations, the GoaWire Goa Music Festival will cover and traverse the length and breadth of Goa from Canacona in South Goa, to Morjim, Ashwem and Arambol in North Goa. The main stops would include the tourist haunts of Anjuna, Vagator, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Miramar and Panaji in the North and Majorda, Benaulim, Colva, Cavelossim and Palolem in South Goa. It is touted as the biggest Music Festival ever held in Asia till date and about one lakh Goans and visitors are expected to enjoy the extravaganza at about 40 different outdoor and indoor locations.
The brain-child of Goan DJ Jenny D, the Goa Music Festival is co-ordinated by Frank Franklyn.
The Goa Music Festival will see different genres, styles and types of music and musicians like Jazz, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Retro, Blues and Bollywood come together under one umbrella. About 60 of Goa’s best DJs will also perform alongside the musicians and bands. This is an initiative to promote Goan music, Goan musicians, bands, DJs and also indirectly promote Goan food and culture, explains Frank Franklyn. The performances will be held at different restaurants, clubs and hang-outs around Goa all under the banner of the Goa Music Festival.
Musicians, bands, DJs and groups wishing to perform at the GoaWire Goa Music Festival can contact Frank Franklyn on +918888620851 or email frankfranklyn at gmail.com for slots.