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Thamel street festival


AARTI BASNYAT


This year's Thamel street festival is going to be bigger and better than the previous years. On Saturday, 27 November, the streets of Thamel will be pedestrianised from 12PM to 10PM and the neighbourhood will come alive with an open-air street dance festival.

Nepal's finest DJs and International DJs from UK and India will be spinning their magic in the streets for the passers-by to dance to. This massive open-air multi-genre party aims to promote peace, love and harmony among the people through music. Thamel will be divided into two main party zones, with R&B, Hip Hop, Disco, Pop and other kinds of commercial music being played in Zone 1 while Trance, Techno and House will be played in Zone 2. The rest of Thamel, meanwhile, will host stalls set up by different restaurants and bars. The event is sponsored by McDowell's and supported by the British Council, Wave magazine, Metro and Tuborg. This is definitely an event not to be missed.

The tradition of turning Thamel over to concerts and celebration started last November with an unprecedented musical event: Peace Project Thamel Street Dance Music Festival. PartyNepal.com and Funky Buddha Bar & Caf? organised Nepal's first open-air dance event and the messages were simple: peace, harmony and a good time.

The organisers aimed to bring the nation together and eventually the world with music as a medium. The party started by 2PM and the 20,000+ crowd danced all afternoon without missing a beat . Thamel had been divided into Zone 1 and Zone 2. Zone 1 pumped out Hip Hop, R & B, Pop and House, while Drum & Bass and Psytrance poured out of Zone 2. The festival was a huge success and received wide international media coverage.

The DJ lineup this year is:

Zone 1 Tridevi Marg, Thamel: R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop, Funk and Remixes
Aseem vs DJ SickFreak: 2PM till 4PM
DJ Larry BlackMan Junior (Dubai): 4PM till 5PM
DJ Bee and Chloe's Husband (UK): 5PM till 7PM
DJ Ankit: 7PM till 9PM

Zone 2 Narsima Chok, Thamel: House, Drum and Bass, Asian massive, Psy Trance
DJital: 2PM till 3PM
DJ FB Sequence: 3PM till 4PM
DJ Bhatte: 4PM till 5PM
DJ Mahesh: 5PM till 6PM
DJ Zion: 6PM till 7.30 PM
DJ Nissan: 7.30 PM till 9P


LATEST ISSUE
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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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