National Law School of India University, Bangalore’s annual music festival Strawberry Fields, that kicked off on 4 January 2019 lined-up some popular bands such as The Derelicts, Your Chin, the alternative/indie rock band Inner Sanctum and Black Letters, whose performances had the audiences swaying to some enthralling music through the course of the three-day long event.
The 22nd edition of Strawberry Fields also hosted nearly 40 bands including the Delhi-based Shorthand, Sabotage India from Mumbai and Chennai's Alarte competing for the ultimate prize. On 6 January, the last day of the music festival, five bands shortlisted in the preliminary round took to the stage for the final performance. Mumbai's One by Two swept away the Rahul Cherian Memorial Award, emerging as the winners of the 2019 edition. Shorthand was announced as the first runner-up, followed by Alarte, the second runner-up at the event.
The winner, One by Two, is a group consisting of six artists who came together due to their shared passion for music even as they continue to work in different professional spaces. As part of their winnings, they will be headlining the 2020 edition of the law school's music festival.
While Premik Jolly, Siddharth Kamat, Sangeeth Ram and Ashish Manchanda made up the jury for the final round, the preliminary rounds were judged by Manchanda and Krishna Sujith of Space is All we Have.
Based on the eliminations, the judges also announced awards in other categories with the award for Best Guitarist — given by the Suraj Dutt Music and Charitable Foundation in memory of the Bangalore-based Indie musician — shared by two bands, Third Eye and Backbeat Ramjas. The awards for Best Keyboardist and Best Drummer were also taken away by Third Eye and the awards for Best Vocalist and Best Bassist were bagged by One by Two.
Strawberry Fields was held from 4 January to 6 January at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. More about the event here.
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Updated Date: Jan 09, 2019 11:53:27 IST