By Yazmin Yousuf.
Genres: Punk, Thrash, Black
Rockstorm 2013 is the first gig in Kandy to have an international band headlining (White City who hail from Kabul, Afghanistan) and apart from it poised to be a stellar show with 2 senior bands (Forsaken & Paranoid Earthling) it also has a prominent name from the Kandy scene who will be performing at a concert of this kind for the very first time, Mr. Bevis Manathunga.
The festival will take place this Saturday 20th July at 5pm onwards at The Sampath Hall Kandy
Mr. Bevis Manathunga
Tickets: Its recommended that you get them at the gate.
If you want the full Sri Lankan experience then I recommend:
For Food: Devon Bakers (noon - 1pm is when you get your rice and curry piping hot and are less likely to be disappointed) & The White House (bakery section downstairs... the upper area is for fancy dining and if that's you're thing then the Nasi Goreng is well recommended, just tell the cook to go easy on the spices)
Recommended Travel: Train, when ever you're traveling to Kandy, ditch the bus and hop on a train... it's almost the same price as the bus journey but at least you won't be too cramped and would have an awesome access to lush, green, mountain scenery on your way.
Why RockStorm 2013?
Kandy has long been underestimated to be a dead city for entertainment but not this Saturday as for once in a very long time, some of the very best musicians from that region congregate for that one off epic show that features quite a few generations of musicians.. starting from the legends to the new comers in the scene... also White City is a band that's a rarity! In a world where Punk seems likely to be resting 6 feet under, they bring back more than a sense of nostalgia.. Sonic Youth meets Republica meets half of The Silver Sun Pickups. Armed with an amazing front woman, this band is worth every coin or paper of value you pay to watch them!
This gig is a part of history, why not check it out?
On Thursday, fans can score tickets to Rockstorm 2013, tune in at 8pm for the Yes Home Grown Top 15 as it gets co-hosted by White City.. YES101 & 100.8, yesfmonline.com & the yesfm / mbc app on the play or app store
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