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DGTL sets its sights on India in 2020

The Amsterdam-born festival will land in Asia for the first time ever

  • Olivia Wycech
  • 12 November 2019
DGTL sets its sights on India in 2020

One of Amsterdam’s most prominent (and colossal) underground electronica festivals has set its sights on India, landing in Bengaluru this January.

Known for unfurling in extravagant and unique locations, DGTL will touch down at the LaLit Ashok in Bengaluru, India — a warehouse style venue — on January 11 & 12 of next year. Its distinctive line-up is a testament to the popularity of global alternative music and the evolution of the underground movement in India, with international names DAX J, Sven Väth, HVOB, Red Axes, and Skatebård. Local loves like Mumbai-based Sandunes and festival coordinator Adam Rahman will represent India on the bill.

“We’ve been eager to introduce the DGTL concept in Asia for a long time now,” says DGTL founder Tom Veldhuis. “Talks to host an event in India have been going on for about three years now. If you look at the way the market is developing and evolving, now is the right time to introduce DGTL in India.”

Aside from music, the festival counts sustainability as one of its core pillars and distinguishes it within the festival landscape. It is DGTL’s mission to become the world’s first circular festival by 2020, which includes being completely waste and emission free. The concept is expected to extend to India, where it looks to become a leader as a greener festival with state-of-the-art innovations to close material loops, eliminate CO2 emissions and increase environmental awareness.

Since debuting in 2013, DGTL has been traveling around the world for several years now, with global incarnations popping up in cities as far as Tel Aviv, São Paulo, Santiago, Barcelona, and now, India. The event will also mark the first foray into Asia for the brand.

DGTL Bengaluru will take place at LaLit Ashok on January 11 & 12. Tickets are available here.

Photo via Tim Buiting

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