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Echoes of Earth continues to be India's greenest music festival. Nestled among lush greenery, the festival presents a stellar line-up featuring over 40 International and Indian musicians performing on four uniquely designed stages, celebrating one Earth. This is a festival that assembles people from all walks of life and unites them with a celebration of great music, art and culture, while upholding the leave no trace policy, entailing a deep commitment to the sustenance and preservation of the Earth.

The pioneering spirit of the festival rests on the elements of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' - using old, discarded, recycled and up-cycled media in the most unique and creative ways. All our infrastructure at the festival is constructed adopting environmentally conscious practices, thereby preserving the land and its integrity. Through this, we aim to create a space for people to witness sustainable practices at play, and to create awareness of a sustainable lifestyle.

Echoes of Earth is the brainchild of Swordfish Events & Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Watson's. Swordfish Events & Entertainment is an innovation agency in the event and marketing space headquartered in Bangalore, India with a Global footprint. Watson's is Bangalore's popular neighborhood pub, known for its culture of bonhomie, good times and passion for music.

A mutual love of music, appreciation for India's musical heritage,a sense of community and concern for environmental sustainability brings the two businesses together for a common cause: the festival - Echoes of Earth.

ARTISTS

FKJ

Dusky

Stavroz

Tennyson

Grouch-in-Dub

IglooGhost

Fur-Coat

Awesome Tapes From Africa

Anomalie

NOLAH

PHON_O

Dualist Inquiry

Murthovic

Sid Sriram

Ankur & The Ghalat Family

When Chai Met Toast

MALFNKTION

Van Luup

Aditi Ramesh

Ape Echoes

Moscada

Shreyas

Likwid

ADU

Rafiki

Aparamparagata

Nothing Anonumous

Techno Mads

Emancipator

Hilight Tribe

Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee

Gentleman's Dub Club

Manu Delago

Agents of Time

Andrew Ashong

Arjun Vagale

BLOT

Prateek Kuhad

Praveen Achary

Komorebi

Sid Washi

The Jass B'stards

The Fanculos

Mohini Dey

Esani Dey

Twokid Wickid

Func-

DJRobby

Dreamstates

Youngr

Submotion Orcherstra

BeardyMan

Susheela Raman

talvin singh

Franca

SAm Maher

Soulmate

the ska vengers

madboy & mink

Thalavattam

Kanchan Daniels & The Beards

Yourchin

ALO WALA

F-16s

Audio Units

m.mat

Jordan Rakei

kohra

Peter-cat

Sitar SOnic

vinayak^a

Nicholson

zokuhma

Kumail

paloma

Aqua Dominatrix

asvajit

mali

zoya

SUSTAINABILITY + EDUCATION

  • SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

    80% of our festival production - stages, art installations and generic festival build is made up of recycled, up-cycled, re-purposed and junked media.

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT

    The team ensures that the festival grounds are always clean, and that our waste is responsibly segregated.

  • EDUCATION

    Through workshops, activities and initiatives, we aim to further educate people on how to live their greenest.

  • NO PLASTIC/FLEX ZONE

    Echoes of Earth is a strict no flex/ no plastic zone.

  • SOLAR POWERED STAGE

    Finding new ways to use sustainable energy, the team put together a solar powered stage.

Every element of Echoes is designed and curated keeping sustainability at its core. We are here to prove that large format events can be executed without causing any harm to our planet. Each year we aim to find new ways to make our festival greener, and ensure that our audience takes back with them sustainable methods observed at the festival. Echoes has managed to become a pioneer in sustainable music festivals, and has influenced festival all over to adopt similar principles and methods.

MEDIA

Experience

Echoes of Earth is a safe environment where people have the freedom to explore, relax and meet like minded people. With our carefully curated line-up, visually striking stages and interactive workshops, Echoes creates a unique experience for every festival goer amidst the lush greenery of our festival grounds. .

ART

Echoes of Earth is a space for expression and a platform for artists to showcase their art. Our uniquely designed stages and art installations are put together by our artists using recycled and upcycled media collected from junk yards. These installations bring our festival grounds to life, and play an important role in our understanding and learning of sustainable art.

Culture

Echoes of Earth has always focused on the importance of culture, as the art around us has arisen from it. With music and art taking new forms everyday, we aim to keep the culture alive by dedicating elements of our festival to ancient art forms. Over the years we have celebrated culture through performances, themed stages, museums, workshops and much more.

Design

LIONFISH STAGE

Inspired by the mane of the majestic Lionfish, this stage was made out of recycled cloth and metal frames. The poisonous fins of the Lionfish were spread at 30ft coupled with 3D projection mapping to create a stunning visual experience.

MANDALA STAGE

This stage was influenced by the Mandalas formed on the sea beds by Puffer Fish. Organic wool, discarded cloth and metal frames were used to put this stage together. Lights were rhythmically programmed to bring the colours of the stage to life.

ANGLER FISH STAGE

Earlier in 2018, plastic was found in the Mariana Trench, home to the Angler Fish. To pay tribute to this unique creature, the techno stage was inspired by the Angler fish. Rhythmically timed MAD lighting was programmed to replicate the lure of the Angler fish.

DRAGONFLY STAGE

This stage was inspired by the intricate wings of the Dragonfly. Projection mapping on these wings created a stunning visual experience and complimented the artists performing on the stage. Metal frames and discarded tarpaulin were used to make this stage.

CHANAPATNA STAGE

Our world fusion stage paid tribute to the toy making town of Channapatna in Karnataka. This 60ft tall puppet was made of bamboo, rice glue, paper and biodegradable paints.

SPIDER STAGE

This stage was made of discarded metal. The eight long legs of the spider were lit up to create an illusion of a giant spider emerging out of the forest.

NILGIRI STAGE

This stage was made out of recycled cement drain pipes and was erected using the ‘rammed earth’ technique thereby minimizing the use of nuts and bolts. A special monument restoring team was deployed to ensure these pipes stood tall without metal or cement reinforcements.

YAKSHA STAGE

This stage was inspired by the ancient folk - art form of Yakshagana. The Mukut of the dancer was made of a discarded ferris wheel and wrapped in discarded cloth and old saris. The face of the dancer was projected onto a screen and visuals changed throughout the performances.

BIANCO STAGE

This stage was deep in the woods and was made of discarded metal frames. LED lights were set on either side of the stage enhancing the audio visual experience.