Backdoors 2018 : Edition 2
  • Backdoors 2018 : Edition 2

  • Genre : Multi Genre(Tours)
  • Wed 14 Feb '18 to Sat 17 Feb '18
  • INDIA, Multiple, India, India
  • 2 City
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The Humming Tree presents Backdoors Edition 2

The Humming Tree brings to you Backdoors 2018 - two stand-alone shows in Bengaluru and Mumbai featuring some of the biggest artists in the world for all the love that can be filled into special warehouse venues and outdoor spaces. But that's not all, each aspect of the festival is uniquely knit together, along with the great lineup, with experiences loaded with good energies that everyone can both absorb and contribute to. Backdoors are about keeping it simple and making space for great LIVE music that can be appreciated in the right climate that's all about the music and nothing else. The festival has and will grow along with its parent values at the upcoming edition; an ethos that The Humming Tree proudly claims as its own - to provide a platform for real talent and to facilitate a culture that has access to and an appreciation for the talent on display. We are so excited about this 2018 edition and lineup and can’t wait to share this experience with you! 

Hailing from Oxnard, California - Brandon Paak Anderson better known by his stage name "Anderson .Paak" is singer, songwriter, rapper, drummer and record producing. His first album O.B.E was released under the pseudonym, Breezy Lovejoy. Next, he released Venice in 2014 under his current moniker. Paak followed with Malibu, in 2016, which received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards. Apart from his solo career, Paak is also one-half of NxWorries, alongside record producer Knxwledge. He is accompanied by the band The Free Nationals, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, and drums, and also serve as backing vocalists.

Prateek perfectly recreates the warmth and vulnerability that is a signature on his recordings, using his folk-pop sensibilities to forge an infrangible connection with the audience. He has also focused on laying emphasis on the environment that his music is experienced in by booking intimate auditoriums and amphitheaters for the launch of his debut album, In Tokens & Charms. The album and shows were received with rave reviews from across the country including being picked as the Indian Indie Album of the Year by iTunes. The last year has seen him pack out venues across India, with sold out concerts in Mumbai & Delhi, be one of NPR music’s 100 acts to watch at SXSW, and finally be awarded Best India Act at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards.

When Chai Met Toast is a four-piece folk-rock band, When Chai Met Toast describes their music as heart-warming, happy and smile-worthy. Taking inspiration from the lighter side of life, the band has quickly gained a fan following for their brand of infectious happy music, which transcends age, genre, and language.

An award-winning rapper & hip-hop artist from Mumbai, India. Born and brought up in the ‘gullies’ of Mumbai. He has come to be known as ‘the Voice of the Streets’ - narrating tales of the people that he's grown up observing since childhood - and paying homage to the characteristics of the city. His talent came into the limelight when his award-winning 2013 release “Yeh Mera Bombay” went viral and thereafter received a lot of exposure on local radio stations across the country as well as international platforms such at Beats1 Worldwide and the BBC Asian Network. His 2015 summer-smash “Mere Gully Mein” was not only honored as the BEST VIDEO OF 2015 by Rolling Stone India, it also established him as one of the premier hip-hop acts in India and garnered him an international listenership. Titled as BEST NEW ARTIST 2015 by iTunes and Apple Music in India and as one of the top ARTISTS TO WATCH-OUT FOR IN 2016 by the BBC Asian Network. He is Vivian Fernandes aka Divine.

India! Last time they got Steven Wilson for you and this time get ready to experience music like never before as The Humming Tree is bringing an array of an artist down to India, to satisfy your hunger for a mindblowing set filled with multi-genre music. Catch them perform live in Mumbai and Bangalore on 14 and17 February 2018, 4 pm onwards respectively. Tickets and entry details out now.  

Tap 'Cities button' for information on Backdoors individual city tour events and tickets.

Important update: Due to unforeseen circumstances Tesseract will not be playing. See the update below to know more.

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Artist Lineup:

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Wolf Alice, TBA, Watsky, Prateek Kuhad, Divine, Danny Goffey, When Chai Met Toast, TesseractMahesh Raghunandan .

Artists in video Playlist:


Following are the cities where Backdoors 2018 : Edition 2 will go.
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    Mumbai Gig Backdoors Edition 2  pic
    Backdoors Edition 2

    Wed 14 Feb1 Day

    Mumbai 1 Day
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    Bangalore Gig Backdoors Edition 2 pic
    Backdoors Edition 2

    Sat 17 Feb1 Day

    Bangalore 1 Day
Click on a Profile to Know more about an Artist. Full artist line up in 'Concept' section, tap Xplore button for concept.

06 Feb 2018: Tesseract removed from the lineup.
17 Jan 2018: Tesseract & Mahesh Raghunandan were added to the lineup.

10 Nov 2017: Backdoor Edition 2 was announced.


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