The third edition of 100 Pipers India Music Week, presented by Rock Street Journal, returns this year, from December 4 to 8. The showcase festival will be held in Mumbai, with artists from India, Norway, and France performing at The Blue Frog and Cafe Zoe in Lower Parel. This year's line-up features eclectic artists spanning multiple genres, from experimental-progressive jazz, electronica, blues, alt-rock and rock 'n' roll, with renowned Norwegian jazz ensemble Jaga Jazzist, Samsaya (Norway), Blackstratblues, Soulmate, and many more taking the stage this year.
India Music Week III also features a two-day music conference, in collaboration with Rikskonsertene - Concerts Norway and in association with the True School of Music. The conference will be held at the True School of Music on December 4 and 5.
This year, the conference focuses around the two main themes of Music & New Technology and Education, with a series of panel discussions and presentations. There will also be roundtable discussions to facilitate exchanges among music professionals from India and abroad (around themes such as live bands in India today, sponsorship, touring in India and abroad).
The festival is the brainchild of the late Amit Saigal, the founder of Rock Street Journal, as a response to the need to consolidate the Indian independent music industry through a sustainable platform interacting with the global marketplace. 100 Pipers India Music Week is owned, conceptualized and organized by Rock Street Journal Magazine, who have been pioneers in creating platforms for the independent music scene in India since 1993.