With less than two days to go for India’s biggest crowd-funded festival for independent artistes, Control ALT Delete’s 11th edition has surpassed its own target of online funds, having crowdsourced contributions over 5 lakhs.
Scheduled to be held on March 9th-10th, 2019 at the Roaring Farm, Malad, Control ALT Delete is held across 6 acres of green cover where camps are set-up for patriots and artistes performing.
The line-up of the current edition includes the most enterprising and leading names across 5 genres, namely, Sidestand (alternative, indie stage), Survive This (heavy metal stage), Mumbai 95 (hip hop and cypher stage), Synths and Strings (singer-songwriter, ambient, pop music stage) and Electric Jungle (live hip hop, electronica).
Some of the names featuring on the line-up include, Dopeadelicz, Dharavi United, Primitiv, Gutslit, Runt, Seedhe Maut, Ladies Compartment, Shubhangi Joshi, Daira, Raghav Meattle, Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café, Across Seconds, Malfunktion etc.
Control ALT Delete has also announced camping for the first time ever on days of the festival. The campsite will be managed by Carvan Trips, an award-winning travel and experiential company from Mumbai, that will be setting up the campsite within the venue itself. There will also be stalls selling food, drinks, merchandise and more on the festival site.
A 'Pay What You Want' model has been the bedrock of Control ALT Delete’s philosophy since its inception. This is the outlook that has allowed Control ALT Delete to be an inclusive and safe space for music fans from all walks of life irrespective of their economic status. Everyone who believes that music and the work of musicians has value, and wants to experience cultural and musical freedom is welcome. Contributors can simply visit www.controlaltdelete.in and make their contributions. They can also check the contribution slabs and avail certain perks on their contribution amounts.
Control ALT Delete has a no logo policy and all sponsors are the contributors, actual people and not brands, who make this happen year on year. Nikhil Udupa, partner at Control ALT Delete spoke about the ethic behind the festival. He said, "Control ALT Delete is about handing the power back to the audience, to the fans. It’s about giving them a space to experience the music they like on their own terms. We make the audience the most important stakeholder in the festival and they take back not just an amazing musical experience but a sense of belonging to a community of unbiased music lovers."
Further details of the event can be gauged from the event’s Facebook page here