Holi Cow! Festival 2012 at The Holi Cow Barn, Airport Residency, Dwarka Link Road, Samalkha > 3rd-8th March 2012

Entry : Support Passes/Tickets @ 1500/- inclusive of taxes

Place(8th March) : The Holi Cow Barn, Airport Residency, Dwarka Link Road, Off NH 8, Old Gurgaon Road, Samalkha, New Delhi - 110037

Venue Info : www.airportresidency.com | MapNearest Metro Stations - 'IGI Airport' & 'Delhi Aerocity'(Orange Line)

Event Details : Holi Cow! Festival 2012. 
Moozik + Art + Color + Madness
India's Maddest Festival!
All my groovin, moovin, lovely bovines, it is that time of the year again!
This year Holi Cow goes bigger, fatter and far more madder!
Check out the first sneak peak into the first line up of the artists:
MOO STAGE (Amphitheater): (This one is for you - Amit 'Papa Rock' Saigal - Rock in Peace) 
- Soul'd Out
- Emperor Minge
- Bombay Bassment
- Swarathma*
- Soulmate
- Heavens Down
- Mental Kit
FLEW STAGE: (Eclectic)
- Menwhopause
- Mob Marley Inc.
- Burqa Buoys*
- Al Faeda*
 More to be confirmed
GLUE STAGE (Electronica @ The Swimming Pool)
- Andre Gardeja
- Malana Inc.
- Edge Cut
- Invincible Quest
- Bhanged!
 More to be confirmed
Watch this space!
Moo-ving Minstrels and Madmen:
- Folk-O-Rama
- Band Baaja People
- Moo Mama Puppet Company
- Didgeridoo Docs
- Pathetic Poetry Poultry Farm
More More More More!!
8th March
11 AM - 8 PM
As a special lead-up to the Holi Cow Festival we have a series of fun filled pre-events to usher in the mood:
Moo Parade
Sunday 4th March 12:00 noon, outside Serbian embassy, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
A bikers parade which promises to be a moving visual art, featuring 100 bikers with handcrafted bikes. The parade kicks off at the Serbian embassy and moves across Gyarah Murthy Sculpture, India gate, Safdarjung’s tomb, Haus Khaz Village, Qutub Minar, finally reaching Zorba.The participants are en eclectic mix of diplomats, experts, artists, and musicians.
Wall Art Project
Tuesday:6th March 12: 00 noon onwards, near Grey Garden, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Designer Nida Mahmood and her team of funky graffiti artists have adopted a wall where live graffiti art will be displayed. This culminates at the Holi Cow festival on Thursday. Also collaborating on the project are a graffiti artist from France, and a billboard artist from Bollywood.
Walks at Old Delhi
Saturday and Sunday, 3rd and 4th March, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Walks are being organized around Old Delhi in the lanes which run through the flower and the colour mandi’s.
BACKGROUND & SALIENCIES : § Although ‘officially’ in its 4th year, Holi Cow Festival has been around for over 6 years. What started out as a small, ‘underground’ festival - celebrating Holi with music and art - has become one of the biggest festivals of its kind.
§ From 5 artistes and a small audience of 85 people, the festival now attracts over 50 artistes and over 4000 revelers from all parts of the World.
§ Holi Cow Festival started with the idea of creating a happy eco-system of artistes and art lovers who want to celebrate and express their love and passion freely without commercial compulsions. That is the reason that most artistes have volunteered to perform every year without their commercial fees. In the words of Invicible Quest, the band from Berlin, “We have been following up on the festival for the last 3 years. We find it one of the most unique music festivals in the world. Tradition meets modernity here in a creative space.” Adds Nida Mahmood who is designing the look of the festival this year, “The festival’s look this year has been inspired by the quirks and colour of the Indian streets. Its kitsch meets Indian tradition.”
§ This year Holi Cow goes fatter. Instead of a single days celebrations, plans are afoot to bring in the madness with grafitti artists, Moo Mama Puppet Theatre. This year Holi C ow also offers a Moo Yatra- a colourful motorcycle parade around town with over 100 bikers, 4 days before Holi to officially mark off the festivities, a live wall art project in Haus Khaz and walks in Old Delhi. 
§ On Holi, this year Holi Cow Fest is hoping to showcase over 50 artistes, musicians, painters, graffiti artistes, puppeteers, performers, poets, dancers etc across 3 stages – Moo Stage (Live Rock, Jazz, World Music, Reggae Bands, theater, musicals etc), Flew Stage (Eclectic and experimental music) and Glue Stage (Electronica)
·         Holi Cow raised funds to sponsor the education in performing arts for 60 children last year in association with Fender School of Music. This year the festival hops to raise enough funds for 200 such scholarships in association with Swechha, the NGO as well as the Fender School of Music.

About Raul Chandra – Festival Curator : Raul Chandra is a serial story-teller in reality and runs a company by the name of State of Mind (Marketing, Events, Films, Theater, Music, Research) as a legitimate front to his covert story telling operations.
He also is the founding partner at New India Bioscope Co – a multi-discipline design, art and fashion entity with designer Nida Mahmood.
In the capacity of an artist working with post-industrial urban waste, he recently has been chosen to tour with his art installation (Order in Chaos) by the prestigious ABSOLUT Art Initiative. He also teaches communication and creativity at Universities. Some of the other festivals created and curated by him are Hillstock Mountain Festival, Equinox Festival of Electronic Arts, Psychlorama Fest among other mad-cap capers. 
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