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Registration opens for Joy Bangla Concert

The popular rock-music event is returning after a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic

Update : 02 Mar 2023, 11:40 PM

Registration for Joy Bangla Concert has begun, with an overwhelming rush among young music lovers to avail the opportunity to enjoy one of the biggest live music events in Bangladesh.

This year Joy Bangla Concert will be held on March 8 at Dhaka's Army Stadium, under the supervision of the Centre for Research and Information (CRI). Young Bangla, one of the leading youth networks of Bangladesh, has been holding the concert since 2015 to instil the spirit of the Liberation War among the youth.

Concert-goers are requested to log into to get their e-tickets. For registration, passport-sized photos of the participants and images of ID cards are required. NIDs and ID cards from their educational institutions, passports and driving licences will be accepted.

Continuing the previous years' trend, the concert this year is set to feature iconic and emerging bands of the country such as Artcell, Avoid Rafa, Lalon, Chirkutt, Cryptic Fate, Karnival, Meghdol, Nemesis and Arekta Rock Band.

The youth who jumped, screamed and danced to rock music and patriotic melodies are eagerly waiting for the concert that is returning after a gap of two years due to the Covid pandemic.

“The last edition in 2020 was a memorable experience for me. That concert so vividly created a unique blend of history and music. The idea of rendering songs that aired on the wartime radio station called Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra 50 years ago — inspiring freedom fighters to free the country — is really awe-inspiring,” said Rajin, a university student.

“What better way to pay tribute to the historic March 7 speech by the Father of the Nation!… Expecting a bigger and better return this time,” added another university student Sujon.

With a call to roar as the nation did on March 7, bands presented several Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra songs to an audience of this generation at previous editions.

Starting in 2015, in successive years, the country's biggest concert for the youth added some special features such as a presentation of the coloured version of the speech in 2016. The speech, transformed from black and white into colour, appeared onscreen before an audience of 30,000 youth at the concert.

Registration for free tickets can be done at

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