MTV Unplugged returns for season 8 on Republic Day, will feature Sonu Nigam, Diljit Dosanjh, Jonita Gandhi

FP Staff

Jan 17, 2019 12:23:51 IST

MTV Unplugged will return for its eighth edition on 26 January. This season of the music show will feature artistes Sonu Nigam, Diljit Dosanjh, Guru Randhawa, Rekha Bhardwaj, the Kakkar sisters, Jonita Gandhi, Amit Mishra, Dhvani Bhanushali, Shahid Mallya and Arjun Kanungo, along with YouTube star Bhuvam Bam.

MTV Unplugged returns for season 8 on Republic Day, will feature Sonu Nigam, Diljit Dosanjh, Jonita Gandhi

MTV Unplugged launch. Image via Twitter

The programme will see the singers perform unplugged renditions of their popular songs.

Ferzad Palia, Viacom18 Head, Youth, Music and English Entertainment, who was present at the launch of the show, said, “With Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged, we have been successful in curating a musical experience that connects with India’s music-loving youth. The last three seasons of the show garnered about 100 million TV views in India, a testament to the show’s resonance with its audience. In Royal Stag Barrel Select, we have found a partner that has been by our side for 7 seasons in a row and has supported us in creating a unique musical experience. With artist such as Sonu Nigam, Rekha Bhardwaj, Guru Randhawa, Neeti Mohan, Diljit Dosanjh, amongst others, we have a platform for music lovers of varied genres,” he was quoted as saying by Television Post.

The first season, which aired in 2011, saw the singers perform their own songs on acoustic instruments.

Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 12:23:51 IST