CULFEST IDOL

  • DESCRIPTION
    A fan of the evergreen Hindi melodies ?
    Admirer of the rich folk culture and music? Don’t feel lost in this rock and jazz buzzing western environment because here is your chance to win the day. Participate in this event and tune the audience to your strings. Give everyone a glimpse of the Kishore da or the Lata Mangeshkar hidden in you.
  • RULES
    Following are the rules -
    Prelims -
    • Participants can sing eastern songs of any genre (preferably Hindi).
    • Maximum time allotted is 3 minutes.
    • Participants should bring the karaoke tracks of their songs. However, it is optional for the prelims round.
    • Participants are allowed to play their own instruments along with the songs but that will not be considered as a criterion for judgment.
    • Marks shall be deducted if time limit is exceeded.

    Finals -
    • The participants, selected in the prelims round, will move on to the finals where will they have to come prepared with a different song of their choice.
    • They will need to carry proper karaoke tracks for their performances (compulsory).
    • The time limit should not exceed 5 minutes for each performance.
    • Marks will be deducted for exceeding the time limit.

    The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • PRIZES
    Prizes worth Rs. 4800/-
  • CO-ORDINATORS
    The co-ordinators for this event are -
    Coordinators - Pitan(9088967470).
    Joint Coordinators - Kshitij(9525686834).

THE VOICE

  • DESCRIPTION
    “Ah! Music, a magic beyond all we do here”, says Dumbledore in Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone.
    Music knows no boundary. It moves people of all culture, language and origin. Music is freedom. This Culfest’18, come and manumit yourself with the world ruled by the likes of Madonna, Eminem, Taylor Swift and others. Western Vocals is a solo singing competition. Participants will be judged on their vocal skills, performance and the choice of song among other criterions. A participant may or may not include karaoke in their songs.
  • RULES
    Following are the rules -
    Prelims -
    • This competition is open to any western jam based individual performance.
    • Participants are required to get their own karaoke tracks to accompany them in their songs. (Optional for prelims round).
    • No other person is allowed to accompany the participant in instruments.
    • Karaoke tracks should be brought if no instrument is played.
    • Time limit should not exceed 5 minutes for each performance.

    Finals -
    • Participants selected in the Prelims round will move on to the finals where they have to come prepared with a different song of their choice.
    • They need to carry proper karaoke tracks for their performances (compulsory).
    • Participants are allowed to sing along while playing their own instrument(s) but only their singing will be taken into account for judgement.
    • Time limit should not exceed 5 minutes for each performance.
    • Marks will be deducted for exceeding the time limit. 6. The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • PRIZES
    Prizes worth Rs. 4800/-
  • CO-ORDINATORS
    The co-ordinators for this event are -
    Coordinators - Manish(8757555614).
    Joint Coordinators - Rishabh(9327526244).

DUETS

  • DESCRIPTION
    Duet Vocals -
    To sing a duet means to share with someone both the pleasure and responsibility of making music. One skillful singer on stage is great, but two soloists performing can be quirky, romantic and a treat to the senses. Culfest'18 brings you the opportunity to perform a duet and create a melody like never before. Be it a sweet mesmerizing ghazal or a scintillating bright qawwali; be it folk or filmi; in a nutshell be it any genre of music; you can showcase your song on our platform. So, here's a chance to prove yourself, say the Bobbsey's twins, birds of a feather or peas in a pod of euphonic music, provide a treat to the ears of the audience and reach the zenith to win the event!
  • RULES
    Following are the rules -
    Prelims -
    • The participating teams will be judged on their co-ordination, presentation, distribution of lyrics and their ‘sur taal’
    • Two Participants (girl-girl/boy-boy/girl-boy) are required to give a performance together.
    • You should bring the karaoke tracks for your songs.(optional for prelims)
    • Maximum time limit is 5 minutes per performance.

    Finals -

    • Selected participants will move on to the final round where they have to sing a different song of their choice.
    • Maximum time limit is 7 minutes per performance.
    • Karaoke tracks are compulsory.
    • Musical Instruments are NOT ALLOWED.
    • The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • PRIZES
    Prizes worth Rs. 9000/-
  • CO-ORDINATORS
    The co-ordinators for this event are -
    Coordinators - Sonal(9431323480).
    Joint Coordinators - Anukul(9955048759).

PITCH PERFECT

  • DESCRIPTION
    Group Vocals -
    Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people. Saying that, what about an artistic blend of such voices? Ever dreamt of being part of an ensemble? Culfest gives you a chance to captivate the audience with profound renditions by bringing together Indian and western music in your soul rending fusion performances along with your mellifluous mates and symphonious sidekicks. The unrivalled platform has been the launch pad of myriad of fresh musical talents and is perfect for those itching to show their vocal skills. So this Culfest, belt out songs of any genre and harmonise your way to the top, winning cash prizes and more.
  • RULES
    Following are the rules -
    • A team should have 4-8 members(including Vocals and instrumentals).
    • Participants can sing any song or mashup preferably Hindi or English.
    • Time limit for each group is 7 minutes.
    • Electric instruments like keyboard, electric guitar etc. are not allowed. Drums are not allowed as well.However, participants are allowed to use acoustic guitar.
    • Use of karaoke is not allowed at any point.
    • Participants may use their creativity (“jugaad”) by using household things (non electrical) which can produce sound.
    • Participants should bring everything required for their performance beforehand.
    • Marks shall be deducted if time limit is exceeded or for violation of any rule. The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • PRIZES
    Prizes worth Rs. 15000/-
  • CO-ORDINATORS
    The co-ordinators for this event are -
    Coordinators - Bharti(7301105795).
    Joint Coordinators - Akshat Mittal(7879345617).

BATTLE OF BANDS

  • DESCRIPTION
    “The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” - Ron Ayers
    If you have a message that can stir the mass into unison, wait no more because Culfest'18 brings you, just the dais you need. Distortion provides you with the opportunity of presenting your own idea of band music and, displaying your talent like never before. Let the audience have a taste of your creation and leave them craving for more. Practice like you have never won. Perform like you have never lost. Don’t keep calm, set the stage on fire and the crowd up roaring. Note: Register before 7th February for this event. A maximum of 10 teams are allowed.
  • RULES
    Following are the rules -
    Prelims -
    • The band must have a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 8 members.
    • The time limit for the performance, including the time allotted for sound check, is 15 minutes.
    • The teams are free to perform 2 songs (One English + One Hindi/Regional).
    • Note: Language is not a constraint for music. Songs in English, Hindi or any other regional language are most welcomed. Versatility will give you extra edge over your opponents.
    • The band must have at least one guitarist, one bassist and a drummer.
    • Decision of the judges will be final and binding.

    Finals -
    • The band must have a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 8 members.
    • The time limit for the performance, including the time allotted for sound check, is 25 minutes.
    • The teams must perform 3 songs: One Western, one Hindi/regional & one of their own compositions.
    • Out of the first two songs, either the western or the Hindi song should be from the choice list given by the judges.
    • The band must have at least one guitarist, one bassist and a drummer.
    • Decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • PRIZES
    Prizes worth Rs. 36000/-
  • CO-ORDINATORS
    The co-ordinators for this event are -
    Coordinators - Bhomesh(8826065692).
    Joint Coordinators - Sushanto(9955510098) and Yatharth(7481800562).

UNPLUGGED

  • DESCRIPTION
    And the night shall be filled with music,
    And the cares that infest the day,
    Shall fold their tents like the Arabs,
    And as silently steal away.
    Music is peace, thought, wisdom. Music is forever. If music soothes and softens your soul as well, if you are gifted with melodious voice and skilfully plays any musical instrument as well, then Unplugged is the perfect platform for you. Unplugged is a solo competition in Culfest'18. Let your voice and instrument do the magic and mesmerise everyone.
  • RULES
    Following are the rules -
    • Participants can sing any song of any language and genre.
    • Maximum time limit: 5 minutes.
    • Participants should bring the instrument required for their performance.( karaoke not allowed).
    • Participants are allowed to play along with their own instruments. Their singing and instrumentation skills will be taken into account for judgement.
    • Marks shall be deducted if time limit is exceeded or for violation of any rule. The decision of judges will be final and binding.
    • The judges will critique the contestant’s performance based on the choice of song, presentation, vocal and instrumentation skills.
    • Performer needs to perform using a single instrument.
  • PRIZES
    Prizes worth Rs. 4000/-
  • CO-ORDINATORS
    The co-ordinators for this event are -
    Coordinators - Jahanwi(9097297738) .
    Joint Coordinators - Somnath Mirdha(8294725174).