A number of popular rock bands including Indian Ocean and famed singers like Daler Mehndi and Hariharan are likely to give a series of dazzling performances for over a week at the Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi.
Rock n' roll band 'Them Clones' is likely to perform today followed by East India Company tomorrow and Pentagram, led by Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani, the day after.
On October 7, the band 'Soul Mate' will hit the stage while Mohit Chauhan of 'Masakali' fame, singer Daler Mehndi and Palash Sen's Euphoria will perform October 8, 9 and 10.
Singer Hariharan and world famous percussionist Sivamani will showcase their talents on October 12. Grammy Award nominated film composer and jazz musician Louiz Banks will also perform on the same day.
Meanwhile, Indian Ocean, a contemporary fusion music band from Delhi, will cast its spell in amphitheater here on October 13. These cultural programmes are a part of 'Delhi Celebrates', planned out by both the state and central governments to showcase the wonders of India's music during the Commonwealth Games, which began here yesterday.
"Delhi Celebrates will bring together more than 5,000 artists and performers from all over the country and across the Commonwealth in what shall be Delhi's most exhilarating festival of art and culture," Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.
Many cultural events will be showcased at INA, Connaught Place, Kamani and FICCI Auditorium, Qutub Minar Complex besides others. A festival of Mushairas, Ghazals and Qawallis 'Jashn-e-Delhi' will also be organised from today to October 7 at Town Hall Lawn, Chandni Chowk.
The sporting extravaganza will end on October 14.