13 February 2018

Do you know what you should when you wake up with a hangover? You should start your day with a beer. So if you think you have had a bit too much fun at Vh1 Supersonic last weekend, you should definitely treat your fun-withdrawals with The Backdoors 2018 on 14 February and 17 February at Indiranagar Club,  at JioGarden, Banda Kurla Complex, Mumbai. So bring your posteriors down to the ground on Valentine’s Day – doesn’t matter if you’re single. You might as well be celibate – Anderson .Paak And The Free Nationals don’t discriminate. Oops, did we spill out the name?

You might never ever come down…

But we hope you do. There’s no bad time for funk, and it’s just the time of the year where you catch them feels like bass drums hitting your arteries. GRAMMY – nominated artist Anderson .Paak is going to be there tomorrow with his band The Free Nationals – you have played their videos over and over again, sitting in fairy-light lit rooms with friends, drinking – it’s time to catch them live.

Don’t delete the kisses Wolf Alice blows at you from the stage…

The Brit alt-rock band Wolf Alice, also Grammy nominees, are going to be a part of the formidable line-up at The Backdoors 2018, Mumbai. You may not be moved by Priya Prakash Varrier’s viral eyebrow but god save you from Ellie Rowsell’s charm.

Beg, borrow, steal your tickets – Don’t Be Nice

Shot to game as a rapper with the 2011 video called Pale Kid Raps Fast, Watsky is known for his outrageous rhymes. Call him a hip-hop artist, a rapper or a slam poet – George Watsky is the hottest shizz right now…

Wanna listen to the Gully?

You can’t call it a hip-hoppers paradise in Mumbai if you don’t have a flavour of a bit Dharavi hustle – sweat, blood and chamaat all the way from the Gully with the main Gully Gang Boy, Divine.

and Prateek Kuhad…

Did you think we forgot it’s Valentine’s Day? The most romantic bilingual singer-songwriter in the country, Kuhad’s going to make sure you chose the right place to be this V-day.

Apart from other artists such as Danny Goffey, and When Chai Met Toast, Backdoors 2018 is also going to have speakers such as Ratna Pathak Shah and Gurmehar Kaur about concerning issues such as sexual harassment and exploitation. Backdoors 2018 has collaborated with NORBLACK NORWHITE, a fashion label and cultural platform inspired by handcrafted textiles committed to re-defining the stereotypes around a contemporary India. Together, the event aims to address various social evils, and generate inspiration through festival, discussion and music. So why did they choose the festival to talk about gender based violence? Because, festivals and public gatherings of such sort are where such unfortunate events take place the most.