Metropolis: The Urban Winter Festival of Northeast

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Festivals catalyse liberation of souls as we rejoice in the moments of celebration. After braving the winter chill for quite some time through December and January, what better way can one find to enjoy the on setting summers than a festival that goes way beyond any one culture, region or ethnicity.

Metropolis Urban Winter Festival Assam

METROPOLIS Urban Winter Festival is an event of its own kind celebrated with great festive spirits in North East India at Guwahati, Assam. It attracts audience from not only India but from many foreign countries as well. This annual festival is a majestic platter of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, workshops, multimedia and several other outdoor events from many renowned as well as upcoming artists from whole of northeast India, mainland India & world. It is a stage that embraces artists by providing them a platform to showcase their talent to audience that breathes art and lives it as a way of their lives.

In the past years, METROPOLIS has become a major tourist attraction in the North east during month of Jan-Feb. What adds to the charm is the pleasant weather that infuses energy and creativity in the air. Youngsters swear by the high fun quotient of the event.

The featured artists last season were be The Vinyl Records- Musicians from Delhi, The Ganesh Talkies- Musicians from Kolkata, Your Chin, Musicians from Mumbai, Baba Warklung- Musician from Karbi Anglong (Assam), Purple Fusion- Musicians from Nagaland and Imphal Talkies-Musicians from Manipur. That is only an estimate of how contagious the energy levels are going to be this year!

Given the fact that this event has only been getting better every season, you cannot really say that you know what it is going to be like. There are going to be lot many exhilarating moments. Some of the major attractions this season at METROPOLIS are Motorcycle free style show, Live Performances by Digital Suicide and Spreading roots etc. Besides the music gala, there are many events for you to get involved in as a performer, like the T-shirt painting competition etc. The quality of both performers and audience is mutually gratifying. Every year the level of uniqueness and innovation has been climbing notches up the scale. The popularity of this winter urban festival is not only because of what it offers rather it has also come from the scale and breadth of its celebration.

Although it is known as the event of North eastern India, there are no barriers to the performers of the world. Artists, musicians etc. enthusiastically travel across far off places to be a part of this wonderful festival. The synergy it brings to the participants is unique. It has come to symbolize unity and peace in its own way. The youthful fervour is contagious and the least one would want to do is be a part of it. This year in January 2015, block your calendar from 9th to 11th. It is organized in Guwahati which is conveniently connected through all means of transport i.e. air, rail and road.

Come, be a part of an undying spirit. See you at METROPOLIS 2015: The Winter Urban Festival!

Some of the Events, Activities, Artists lined up in 2015

When – January 9-11, 2015-01-07
Where – Shraddhanjali Kanan, Guwahati

JayB

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