Bhubaneswar: With the Temple City gearing up for the Odisha Men’s World Cup Hockey 2018, there will be a series of events with food, entertainment, story-telling and different trails to engage the visitors.
The Bhubaneswar City Festival would have an exclusive dose of music, entertainment, performances and dance recitals. Mega stars of Bollywood and India’s entertainment industry are all set to come and join the bandwagon for the spectacular performances. This festival will start on December 1 and continue till December 16.
Official sources said music composure Vishal and Shekhar would be performing with their High Octane theme as the inaugural curtain raiser event on December 1.
Other performances would include romantic rendezvous by Shreya Ghosal, Sunday with Shaan, Rock. FEST by Siddhant Sharma and rock band, Live in concert ‘Lal Pari Mastani’ by famed Bollywood singer and music composure Sona Mohapatra, Sufi Night songs by Rituraj and Noorani Sisters, ‘Chak de Odisha’ performance by Prince Dance Group and Playback Singer Krishna Beura, Standup Comedian Bishwa Kalyan Rath, various local bands from universities, colleges and schools will perform under the theme ‘Bhubaneswar Bandwidth’ and artist line ‘Drumming Up For Glory’.
Under the theme Fusion Fiesta Omggio, Ankur Tiwari and Ghalat Family will perform on December 13 and Farhan Akhtar will be performing on a live show the next day and S Mani and DJ Willy will perform under EDM FEST.
Sources also said that there would be various folk, martial and tribal dances performances by dance groups from across the country.
While Folkscape.FEST will include Chhau, Sambalpuri, Bihu, martial dances like Gotipua from Odisha and Kalaripayattu from Kerala, Classical night named Classical.FEST will be curated by noted Odissi dancer, composer and Guru Padmashri Aruna Mohanty.
Music composer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will blow away the minds of the Bhubaneswarites with their scintillating performances on the closing day of the event on December 16.
The entertainment extravaganza would be part of the main venue at IDCO Exhibition Ground at Unit III in Bhubaneswar, which would be near to the venue of the International Food Festival showcasing continental, national and local cuisines primarily street food items.
This event will have several theme-based decorations as per the day’s performance and artists present on the dais.