Day 5 of .FEST Creates a Magical Night of Classical Music
The 5th day of .FEST witnessed an overwhelming audience of over twelve thousand present to enjoy the magical night of classical music with the living legend Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, alongside numerous
famous Indian musicians, including Ustad Taufiq Quresh, Ojas Adhiya, and Odia singer
Susmita Das. International performers like Louis Banks, George Brooks, and Gwyneth
Wentink also added to the zealous spark of the night.
Locals and visitors continued to enjoy the delectable regional delicacies from different
Indian states as well as the international cuisines from the 16 Hockey World Cup
participant nations and 24 Indian states. Additionally, they also enjoyed delicacies from
Odisha. The Night Bazaar/Flea Market gave local artists, start-ups, performers,
craftsmen, and innovators an excellent stage on which to display their products. The
Flea Market, which was founded with the intention of displaying the handicrafts and
textiles of Odisha, proved to be a wonderful crowd-puller and a shopping experience for
visitors with more than 120 locally made goods on display. Sebbe-Au-Ebbe (Then &
Now), a photo exhibition that honours Bhubaneswar’s illustrious urban/city heritage and
charts its transformation, remained the focal point of the occasion. The City Trails are
available to visitors until February 12th, 2023, so they can fully immerse themselves in
the culture and history of Bhubaneswar.
On the sixth day of the festival, January 20, the “LOL.FEST” will take the stage by storm
and will feature stand-up comedians Sunil Grover, Shilpa Rao, and Sashank Sekha.