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Livewire, the Oldest and the Biggest Semi-Professional band launchpad in India, is one of the flagship events of Mood Indigo - Asia’s largest college festival.Having a phenomenal legacy of 35 years, Livewire has been instrumental in promoting the independent music scene in India. Having given the breakthrough to the biggest bands in India, Livewire 2015 brings the up-and-coming bands the perfect opportunity to make their mark. Visiting six cities, we assure to get the best music talent from all across India.This is the perfect opportunity for semi-professional bands to break free of the rut and make it big in the music industry. We have a lot in store for the bands coming to Livewire this year in terms of recording deals and a lot of avenues that are instrumental for the success of bands to sustain themselves in the highly competitive market. Our multi-city rounds ensure a high quality participation from all over the nation leading to tight battle to be the best.

South Chapter-Bangalore
With a booming music scene we always look upto Bangalore. Amazing bands like Slain, Motherjane have gone through Livewire and are now going strong in national and international circuits.It has great potential and we are coming to explore the amazing scene that is Bangalore.
Date : 25th October
Registration still open
South Chapter-Chennai
Home to Livewire winners F16’s we are gearing up to meet the expectations of the scene there. A Livewire first, we are eagerly looking forward to listening some amazing stuff they have.
Last Date of Registration: 15th October
North-East Chapter-Guwahati
The amazing city of Guwahati is host to a great number of budding musicians and mind boggling bands. Our experience here has always been remarkable and we look forward to visiting the scenic and beautiful city
Date : 10th October
Last Date of Registration:4th October
Having the perfect mix of heritage and design, we make a stop at the capital. With bands coming from as close as Delhi to as far as kashmir, this year we will be looking forward to some amazingly unique and diverse performances.
Date : 4th October
Last Date of Registration: 27th September
With some amazing memories of the past editions, we return to the city of sweets. With something indigenous and special at the same time, bands from the East redefine music. Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Sikkim and the regions nearby have produced legends in the independent music history of India.
Last Date of Registration: 15th October
Home to the Indian music and film industry, Mumbai has a perfect blend of all genres. Entertaining the city that never sleeps bands like Zero, Demonic Resurrection, Something Relevant are some names who have proven their mettle in Livewire.
Date : 29th November
Last Date of Registration: 28th October
-Cash Prizes worth 1,25,000
-Furtados gift vouchers worth 1,60,000
-Top 3 bands get to open for the Livewire Nite at Mood Indigo before a crowd of 25,000
-Winner gets a slot in Nouvelle Prague – Music Showcase Festival and Conference
-A chance of 3 outstation gigs in association with Ennui.Bomb
-The winners will be featured on BalconyTV Delhi/Mumbai, produced by Oijo
-A music video in association with Culture Machine featuring a celebrity*
-A chance to get signed with Ennui.Bomb
-The finalists get their top tracks featured in the next edition of Stupiditties
-The semi-finalists will get to feature on and can sell their music online
-Recording, mixing and mastering opportunity for the semi-finalists
-Regional elimination winners to get gigs, recording opportunities etc.
-Winner gets a free 5-day workshop at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and the runners up get a 50% discount
An English semi-professional band, having at least one recorded original composition.
1. Read the information given below carefully before proceeding.

2. Fill in the required details in the form.

3. Click Submit and wait for the confirmation text to appear.

NOTE: Studio recorded songs are recommended. Sending band profile (PDF) is not compulsory. The registration does not stand valid without properly uploaded demos.
The Journey to Mood Indigo 2015
1. Online Round - Selection by Judges. Top 10 Bands from each region are selected to perform at a gig in their respective regional chapters.

2. Regional Chapters - Gigs at the biggest music venues in a city nearby. Judges to shortlist maximum 3 bands from each region to travel to Mood Indigo, Mumbai.

3. Semi-Finals - At the inaugural day of Mood Indigo. The best three bands selected by prominent musicians in the Indian music industry proceed to the Livewire Finals.

4. The Final Showdown - The three finalists perform on Livewire Nite, in front of a crowd of 25,000 people.
1. The line-up of the band has to remain same throughout the contest.

2. A band playing a cover during the Regional Chapters, Semi Finals or Finals will be disqualified on the spot

3. Only English Original Compositions are allowed. Although, the band can play one instrumental original composition.Travel reimbursement policy will be valid only for the Finalists and might also be for the Semi-Finalists. This shall be conveyed to the bands after the regional round of eliminations.

4. The judges' decision shall be final and binding for all. No complaints or grievances regarding this will be attended to.

5. The decision of the organizers with respect to line-up is final and abiding.

6. Rights and indemnification: By entering Livewire and submitting recordings to Mood Indigo, all entrants release, hold harmless and indemnify Mood Indigo, their employees, agents, and affiliates against all first, second and third party claims arising from any song and/or recording submitted which violates any of the competition rules or is the result of any breach of any warranty, representation, covenant or agreement and from any and all liability for any injuries or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition. Mood Indigo is not responsible for late, lost, damaged or postage due entries or for any problems or delays arising from mail carrier, common carrier or courier failure or malfunction. Mood Indigo reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the requirements herein outlined at any time.

7. The Mood Indigo 2015 team holds the right to change the rules at any moment of time.

8. Breach of any rules at any stage of the entire process will invite disqualification. No obscenities shall be tolerated.
For more details contact:
Mehul Fadnavis
[email protected]
Yash Sakhlecha
[email protected]
About Mood Indigo:

Started in 1971 by a group of music enthusiasts, currently in its 45th edition, Mood Indigo or Mood-I as it is fondly called, IIT Bombay’s annual cultural festival is the largest college cultural festival in Asia. This year the extravaganza is scheduled on 18th to 21st December. Organised entirely by the students of IIT Bombay, sees more than 1 lakh visitors from 1500 plus colleges attending over 200 events in the campus during its 4 days.