EASTERN SINGING

If you think you’ve got the sur and raag to blow our minds away, then the Eastern Singing Competition is most definitely for you. Don’t be afraid to unleash your inner qawwal or Atif Aslam out! There will be three rounds in total, out of which the final will be held on the concert venue. Now is the time to start practicing your sa re ga ma pa.

GUIDELINES

● 3 rounds in total.

● Participants are allowed to perform any song of their choice, i.e. originals or covers. Mash­ups or medleys are not allowed.

● Participants are allowed Karaoke/MIDI tracks.

● Maximum time per performance (including sound check): 10 mins.

● Participants are allowed to bring along one other musician/instrumentalist.

● Participants are not allowed to repeat the same song in subsequent rounds.

WESTERN SINGING

Are you like, totally cool and only listen to Alternative Rock or Indie Music or sometimes Pop because who doesn’t like Pop? Or do you have a Country side and occasionally burst out in to song about how your baby broke your heart and left you crying in the stables? Well, whatever you prefer, LUMS Music Festival ’15 will accept you as you are. We’ll give you Three Rounds to impress us with what you’ve got, the final round being held at the concert venue.

GUIDELINES

● 3 rounds in total.

● Participants are allowed to perform any song of their choice, i.e. originals or covers. Mash­ups or medleys are not allowed.

● Participants are allowed Karaoke/MIDI tracks.

● Maximum time per performance (including sound check): 10 mins.

● Participants are allowed to bring along one other musician/instrumentalist.

● Participants are not allowed to repeat the same song in subsequent rounds.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Ever wanted to make that dream come true where you were just in a teenage wasteland, playing with your psychedelic space rock­slash­Dhrupad band in your parent’s garage, with all the neighbours complaining while you just wanted to keep the spirit of music alive in a world torn by war and hate? Well, this dream is partly faulty because no band practices in garages in Pakistan, but that’s alright, don’t worry; THE DREAM CAN STILL COME TRUE. Our Battle of the Bands competition provides you with the chance to perform on the concert venue each day and subsequently will let you bathe in the glory of it all, BECAUSE YOU MADE IT!

GUIDELINES

● 2 rounds in total.

● Each band must comprise of 3­-8 members

● Bands may perform any song of their choice, i.e. originals or covers. Mash­ups and medleys are not allowed.

● Battle of the Bands will take place before the Concert each day.

INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION

We believe mankind’s greatest discovery was to take ordinary elements, mix them around in bizarre arrangements, and then use their bare hands (or sometimes mouths) to give birth to soul­-stirring sounds from them. Have you ever thought about it like that? Your ability to play any musical instrument with skill, talent, innovation and economy, despite being nothing but a speck in this vast universe of countless worlds that lie ahead, makes you a pretty cool speck in our eyes. Beethoven’s eyes will tear up with the pride he’ll feel for you, you little speck, you.

GUIDELINES

● 2 rounds in total.

● Participants must bring their own instruments, except drums. Drum parts such as snares, cymbals, and pedal can be brought by the participant.

● Judging criteria will be based on expertise and talent.

ELECTRONIC COMPETITION

Do you look up to people like David Guetta, Skrillex and DJ Butt? Do you walk up in to the club like “what up I can mix the sickest beats”? Chalo, theek hai. If you’re so sure of your DJ skillz, we here at LUMS Music Festival ’15 can’t wait to be enlightened by you at the Electronic Competition.

GUIDELINES

● 1 round in total.

● Anyone can participate, but 3 shortlisted candidates will be allowed to perform at the concert venue.

● Participants are allowed a set of 20 mins to perform, with an extra 5 mins for soundcheck.

● Participants must bring their own equipment in order to perform.

MUSIC TRIVIA

Do you know who the drummer of Foo Fighters is? Do you enjoy casually dropping facts about The Beatles when talking to your friends over a cup of tea? Or do you know the words to every song you’ve ever listened to in your whole entire life? Music Trivia may or not be the hardest question and answer session of your life. Be warned, only the most wise will rise victorious in this battle of death.

QUESTIONS

The questions are based on 3 broad genres of music. The English category includes Pop Music (Billboard Charts), Soundtracks (Hollywood) and Rock (Metal, Alternative, Indie, Progressive). The Urdu category includes 1960s­2010s Pakistani music including Ghazal, Rock and Pop. The Hindi category includes the Bollywood genre.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

● 1 round in total.

● Each team should comprise of 1-3 members.