India to dance to KYGO and Wiz Khalifa’s tunes
November-December will bring with it a musical treat for Indians with two iconic musical artists making their debut performances in the country. EDM artist KYGO will be on a three-city tour with Sunburn Arena and will perform at Hyderabad (24 November), Delhi (25 November) and Mumbai (November 26). To add to the partying, widely acclaimed American rapper, Wiz Khalifa will be performing in Vagator, Goa for the Time Out 72 multi-genre music festival in December.
"Hey India, I'm really excited for my debut performance in India. I can't wait to meet all my Indian fans at Time Out 72 this December in Goa”, Wiz Khalifa said in a statement.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Wiz Khalifa performs on Ambassador Stage during day 2 of the 2017 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
KYGO, whose real name is Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, has topped billboard charts and gone from just another bedroom producer to an international electronic DJ. He shot to fame with his remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’ which has 69 million views on Youtube and 57.6 million plays on Soundcloud. The DJ has ever since collaborated with renowned artists such as Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and U2. The ‘Stargazing’ and ‘Firestone’ star plays a distinct genre of music known as tropical house. KYGO made history at the Rio Olympics by becoming the first house-music producer to perform at an Olympics closing ceremony. He has even performed in festivals like Tomorrow World and Findings.
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 02: Kygo performs at Bumbershoot at Seattle Center on September 2, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jim Bennett/FilmMagic)
The Global CEO of Sunburn, Karan Singh, said, "KYGO is an artist like no other. Changing the dynamics of EDM festivals and giving it a multi-sensory experience, we are curating a one of a kind arena tour that will bring to life an unparalleled live music experience for all attendees."
Wiz Khalifa will be joining the festival with multi-platinum artists, singer Jason Derulo and DJ Martin Garrix. Khalifa will be headlining the Time Out 72 festival that will go on from December 27 to 29. The rapper shot to fame with his hit single ‘Black and Yellow’ which peaked on number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. His other notable singles are ‘We Dem Boyz’, ‘See You Again’ and ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams and Lil Uzi Vert. The Time Out 72 festival has been conceptualised and produced by Waterlemon Events LLP and Sudarshan Entertainment World.
"We believe there is a huge market for hip-hop and rap which remain neglected in the festival arena. Wiz was our number one choice and we are extremely happy to host him in India for the very first time. Beyond their performances at the festival, we will ensure the artistes get an opportunity to get up close and personal with their fans," said Vaishal Shah, Founder, Time Out 72.
(Inputs from PTI)