When it was announced back in October that Lahore Music Meet (LMM) was coming back for its fifth edition, we were really curious to know what the line-up would be like.
Happy to report that the organisers did not disappoint.
Scheduled for Feb 1-2, 2020 at Alhamra Art Center, LMM will feature four stages of live performances and will be showcasing Punjabi folk legend Naseebo Lal, progressive folk-rock band, Saakin, electro-pop producer Talal Qureshi and Punjabi RnB star Shamoon Ismail as part of the indoor showcase.
The outdoor showcase, featuring a diverse bunch, will present Haniya Aslam, Adil Omar, Mekaal Hassan Band, Ali Noor, Mughal-e-Funk, Natasha Humera Ejaz, Mehdi Maloof, Faris Shafi, IFRA, Gentle Robot, Madlock, Mahak Qayyum, Hassan Sheikh & Roshaan Sherwani, Towers, Maanu, Karakoram, Fake Shamans, Farheen Raza and Iqbal.
The outdoor showcase will also feature Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 4 winner Auj and finalist Aarish.
“In curating Lahore Music Meet, we try to focus showcasing artists to new audiences such as introducing prog-metal band Takatak’s audience to Fareed Ayaz Qawwaal Group and Red Blood Cat opening for Mai Dhai. The festival has also allowed us to unearth some lovely musical gems like Abdullah Siddiqui, Kashmir and Wisdom Salad amongst many other acts in the past five years” said co-founders Natasha Noorani and Zahra Paracha.