DY Patil Stadium hosts the first ever edition of the ONEPLUS Music Festival
For DY Patil Deemed to be University, it was not just a concert but a global opportunity for students of various institutions like Architecture, Hospitality and Tourism, Sports, Biotechnology, Medical College, and several others that got to learn and be a part of such a large scale event. The HMCT students got the privilege to cook and serve for VIP and Guests, whereas architecture students got a chance to be a part of organizing the stage and setup. Meanwhile, the medical practitioners were available at the venue 24/7, to provide medical assistance to all those feeling unwell or hurt in any way. This kind of global exposure played a huge role in the student’s academic as well as professional career. The Oneplus Music Festival meant more than just a concert to the students of the DY Patil University. The first-ever edition of the Oneplus Music Festival which was held on November 16, 2019, was a grand success with splendid performances from national and international singers worldwide. The Music festival saw a crazy and enthusiastic crowd of over 25,000 fans who traveled hours to enjoy and be a part of the concert. The event marked the debut of the international pop singer Dua Lipa and the much-awaited comeback of the gorgeous Katy Perry after a long gap of 7 years. The music festival was hosted by the energetic and quirky VJ Bani who engaged with the crowd effortlessly.
The concert lineup started with performances from popular local bands like Aswekeepsearching – a rock band who pumped up the audience with their tunes and then came the renowned indie rock band The Local Train who played some of their famous tracks like Vaqif, Mizaaj, and Khudi. Oneplus surprised the audience with an addition of the beautiful Dhvani Bhanushali who sang and danced to her hit songs Vaaste, Dilbar, and Pyscho Saiyaan, leaving the audience in awe.
Entered one of the most loved singers, Amit Trivedi with his talented team who not only performed some of the all-time favorites songs but also send out meaningful social messages to the audience.
“See the visuals, listen to the lyrics, go home and think about it.” – Amit Trivedi
A new fan base was created when an upcoming artist named Black Light from Texas managed to grab the attention of all the folks with his impressive performance. Making her Debut performance in India, Dua Lipa rocked the stage the second she stepped foot upon the stage. She started off with her classic ‘Blow Your Mind’ and continued with her most prominent songs like One Kiss, Scared To Be Lonely and IDGAF with a playful warning before. Her act ended with the song that shot her to a new level of fame- New Rules. After that energetic performance, came up our very own Delhi Boy – Ritviz who set a great mood for the audience, making them sway to his soothing rhythms of Jeet, Sage, and Barso while finishing on a high note with his most famous track Udd Gaye. His performance geared up the fans for the much-awaited act of the night. The crowd gave a huge roar when they set their eyes upon the one and only Katy Perry in a neon green jumpsuit with a matching mic.
“Hi, Mumbai! You have waited long enough so you deserve to listen to every song you love.” – Katy Perry
The stage was set on fire with her exotic dance moves and colorful rainbow and robotic setup. Her funny and witty personality made the audience love her even more than before. Her constant interaction between her performances made people feel one with her. The eventful night came to an end with her hit song Fireworks with an actual firework show which left the audience completely mesmerized and breathless.