Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. These lines by American basketball coach, Red Auerbach, hold true in today’s age.
On this note, Hindustan Times and DLF Cyber Hub, powered by G-Shock, brings the third season of Friday Jam, the biggest music festival in the national capital region. Delhi-based rock band, Euphoria, will open the weekly gigs on Friday evening.
For two consecutive years, HT Friday Jam has been bringing music from swanky offices and well-suited corporate employees of Gurgaon to the big stage. To be held every Friday evening at DLF Cyber Hub off the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, the Friday Jam will see bands, including amateur ones, from across the NCR perform over the next 12 weeks.
Euphoria, which recently completed 17 years, will set the rhythm for the HT Friday Jam with the popular numbers — Dhoom Pichuk Dhoom, Maaee Ri and Meri Gali.
“The concept of Friday Jam is wonderful. It’s a great opportunity for corporate bands. HT is the only media house that is making a concerted effort to create opportunities for those who want to perform on the big stage. The idea of bringing together young and new bands is fantastic. They get a platform to play at a superb venue. I applaud Hindustan Times for it,” Palash Sen, lead vocalist of Euphoria, said.
Residents and music lovers in Gurgaon are excited about the new season of the weekly gig. They said it was great to see young and hidden talent get out of their offices and celebrate the power of music.
“We were present for most of the Friday Jams last year. It was great to see musicians from all age groups come together. Every week has something different — new faces, songs and compositions. I am eagerly waiting for my weekend getaway to start soon,” Shreya Gera, from Gurgaon, said.
Another resident of Gurgaon, Pallavi Pandey, said, “It is wonderful to see live music. The venue adds to the feel. HT Friday Jam provides both these things and I will not miss a single Friday this season. I am looking forward to the bands perform.”
Bands that performed in the last two seasons are also excited to perform on Friday. “We performed in the second season of HT Friday Jam and it gave us confidence and fame. We, as a band, have become popular and owe it the event. It is not just an event, but a celebration. Everyone should come and enjoy,” said Ankit Singh, lead vocalist of Sammohan, an exprimental-indie band.