Vh1 Supersonic festival returned to Pune on the weekend of February 24th to February 26th, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans of music from across the globe and India flocked to Mahalaxmi Lawns to make the most of this multi-genre music festival.
This year is shaping up to be a year of music extravaganzas, and there is nothing quite like the experience of attending a live music festival, which hosts acts like CamelPhat, Innellea, Bob Moses, Hannes Bieger, and many, many more. Vh1 Supersonic boasted a diverse lineup of DJs, Producers, rappers, and popstars (International & Local) this year across five unique stages (Main Stage, BudX Spectrum, Nexa Live Stage, Cirque Du Social, & 10000 Lions Soundsystem). Apart from music, the festival grounds were a feast for the eyes and senses with an array of artistic decorations, aesthetic designs, a bustling flea market, a vast selection of food options, and multiple bars.
Munich-based talent Innellea introduced a captivating 3D show to Pune on Day 1; it was a part of his “Five Phases Tour,” which kicked off in Beirut. The audience explored a new dimension of art and technology blended with the artist’s melodic house & techno selections The vibrant lights, along with the pulsating beats, created a hypnotic rhythm that moved our bodies and soul.
On the second day, grammy-nominated, triple platinum production duo CamelPhat, did their debut India tour with 3 cities, including Vh1 Supersonic. This British duo has been turning heads in the scene for a couple of years now, and to witness them live was simply legendary. They delivered an electrifying set that left the festival-goers mesmerized. The air was thick with excitement as they dropped some of their most universally popular hits, including “For A Feeling”, “Cola,” and “The Sign,” to name a few. CamelPhat closed the night on the BudX Stage on Day 2, whereas on the main stage, it was Tyga who enthralled the rap lovers.
Right before CamelPhat’s set, we managed to secure a spot to watch one of the best live performers, Hannes Bieger. The Berlin-based mixing engineer likes to push the boundaries of DJing with a live analog setup with various modular synthesizers. He created a true sonic journey by incorporating a wide range of sounds, from lush & warm tones to gritty & distorted textures. With his hypnotic and ever-evolving melodies, Hannes Bieger sent shivers down the spine.
On the third and final day of the festival, the attendees were treated to some top-notch Techno performances by world-renowned artists such as Ida Engberg and Luke Slater. Local talents from India also impressed the crowd with their unique musical styles and skills. The Main Stage was set ablaze by the British singer Anne-Marie, whose dynamic vocals and infectious energy left the audience in a state of pure exhilaration.
In conclusion, Vh1 Supersonic Festival was a phenomenal event that was a perfect mix of music, art, and culture. With over 50+ artists (International & Local), they made sure that there was something for everyone. This festival left a lasting impression on almost everyone who attended, and the best part was seeing music enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds come together. Looking forward to attending more events this year since the music season is upon us.