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A festival of rock n roll and racing

This year, Rendezvous’ 11, the annual festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has both the sound of music and the sight of racing for people in the city. The festival will see an F1 car on display inside the IIT Campus, along with a host of celebrity performances from artistes like Javed Ali, Rabbi Shergill, and Shubha Mudgal.

music Updated: Oct 22, 2011 02:40 IST
Namya Sinha

This year, Rendezvous’ 11, the annual festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has both the sound of music and the sight of racing for people in the city. The festival, which started yesterday, will see an F1 car on display inside the IIT Campus, along with a host of celebrity performances from artistes like Javed Ali, Rabbi Shergill, and Shubha Mudgal.



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“We wanted to give the fest a different feel this year, so we tried to incorporate different genres. There are rock bands from other countries that will also be performing here,” says one of the team members of Rendezvous.



“What the rock lovers should look forward to is the performance by Sylosis, a thrash metal band. This group has more than 9 lakh hits on Youtube and that is why we chose them to perform here,” said a member of team Rendezvous.



While in most colleges, one needs to buy tickets to gain entry to celebrity performances, IIT Delhi is an exception. IIT students across the country can gain access to the event by showing their identity card, whereas other college students have to collect an all day pass from the campus.



Some of the other musical performances will be by Paté de Fuá , Jump for joy and Akim El Sikameya at the International Music Festival. You can also see a performance by Bernardo Scolnik, from Israel, who uses body colour, fire, and lights sources in his act.



There will be various competitions and prize money worth Rs 7 lakhs in the event, which is expected to see participation by students from over 350 colleges across the country.