The Dashrath Stadium, which recently witnessed a full house during the 10th SAFF Games, saw another 20000+ crowd in the finale of Tuborg Stage - Let’s Get Loud.
On 5 October, Tuborg Stage – Let’s Get Loud, hyped as Nepal’s ‘Biggest and Loudest Concert Ever’, brought a massive number of people to Dashrath Stadium on a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon, leading to a huge traffic jam in the streets of Tripureshwor outside. The lineup featured top Nepali rock and pop artists such as 1974 AD, Sabin Rai & The Elektrix, Mukti & Revival, Robin & The New Revolution, The Shadows, Abhaya And The Steam Injuns and Nima Rumba & The Legend. Despite how it ended, the concert proved to be a massive hit leaving the crowd asking for more.
The free show kicked off at 3:00 pm with Sabin Rai & the Elektrix performing songs like Guransako Fed and Kalo Kalo Raat Ko, to name just a few. They managed to get the crowd on the dampened ground of the stadium all worked up.
Next up was the ever popular Mukti and Revival with their unageing blues rock, followed by The Shadows with their hits Prakriti and Ma Buddha Hu.
Fronted by one of the very few female rockstars in Nepal, Abhaya and the Steam Injuns stepped on stage after The Shadows were done. Their set was dedicated to migrant workers living abroad under harsh conditions.
It was then time for Robin & the New Revolution, always a hit with the crowd largely due to Robin Tamang’s lively stage banter. They began with a cover of Arun Thapa’s, Jati Maya Laye Pani, which pleased the audience. It was but a small taste of what was to come.
The concert, unfortunately, had to be cut short before the rest of the bands could take the stage. A rowdy crowd ensured that Nima Rumba & The Legend, and the much awaited 1974 AD, could not perform.
“The main reason for the tour was to promote our national bands while adding a patriotic feel at the same time. It was also for the promotion of Tuborg – a brand that has always had a huge association with music,” said Subhashkar Raj Rajkarnikar, Director of Red Parrot, the event management company.
Tuborg Stage – Let’s Get Loud, which started about two months ago, travelled to various cities of the country helping to promote local musicians as well as featuring established artists. The tour crossed through cities like Butwal, Nepalgunj, Narayanghat, Dharan and Pokhara before concluding in Kathmandu.
All the performers wished their fans a prosperous future ahead of the festive season and emphasized on social issues such as equality, peace and stability of the country. !