Lollapalooza India: The world-famous ‘Lollapalooza India’ festival kicked off in Mumbai on Saturday, with 40 international artists and bands scheduled to perform over four stages over the next two days. The first day’s highlights were 20 songs by Imagine Dragons, including Radioactive, Demons, It’s Time, Bones, and Bad Liar, in which lead singer Dan Reynolds praised India’s people and food.
Reynolds, who waved the Tricolour as the crowd grooved through the band’s 90-minute performance, said “this is the first of many more shows to come in India”.
First Lollapalooza in India ever, what an honor!! Y’all were so incredible to play for pic.twitter.com/xh5A60eFS4
— Daniel Platzman (@DanielPlatzman) January 28, 2023
Saba Azad took the stage with Madboy Mink, and Japanese Breakfast, led by artist Michelle Zauner, also played.
AP Dhillon, an Indo-Canadian Punjabi musician, sung classics including Wo Noor, Toxic, and Brown Munde, sending the audience in raptures, with the greatest applause coming for ‘Tareef,’ during which he also strummed the guitar. “This is why we do music; it brings us together,” Dhillon stated on stage.
On top of putting on a fantastic performance on Saturday in Mumbai, Punjabi synth-pop sensation AP Dhillon also surprised the audience by throwing a ukelele at them. In Mumbai’s ongoing Lollapaloza India festival, he did this while performing on the BudX stage.
AP Dhillon 🔥 x Lolla food Park 🍧#Lollapalooza Day 1 🤳🏽🎨 pic.twitter.com/wpBEF3Gz8o
— AMAN 📸 (@5AMAN_) January 28, 2023
Meanwhile, when it was announced that Jackson Wang will be performing at Lollapalooza India, the internet was caught ablaze. Indian Ahgases were giddy to the point of insanity, and it’s safe to say that the atmosphere today as he prepares to land in Mumbai has been hilarious.
Jackson Wang mobbed at Mumbai airport by crazy fans
Jackson finally arrived in India after a long wait, and the desi fans were ecstatic to see the idol in all his magnificence. Even though his flight was rather late, the timing had little effect on the spectators’ fervour.
The Yellow Diary, Japanese Breakfast, Great Van Fleet, Abhi Meer, and Tracy de Sa were among the bands and artists who performed. For the past 31 years, Lollapalooza has toured seven different countries.
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