The concert was organized by Young Bangla youth organization and Centre for Research and Information (CRI)
One of the most awaited concerts in the country, Joy Bangla Concert, was held on Saturday at the Bangladesh Army Stadium.
This year's lineup featured F Minor, Minar, Avoid Rafa, Shunno, Vikings, Fuad & Friends, Lalon, Arbovirus, Chirkutt, Cryptic Fate, Nemesis, Arekta Rock Band, Adverb, and Sin.
The concert was organized by Young Bangla youth organization and Centre for Research and Information (CRI).
The concert gates opened at 11am, but fans started crowding the curb in front of the army stadium a lot earlier than that. As expected the concert fans clogged up the traffic on Dhaka-Mymensingh Road near the stadium.
The concert was due to officially begin at 2pm, but it actually began at 5pm. The hosts were popular anchors Azra Mahmood, Maria Nur, and Nazmi Jannat.
The concert began with a performance by Minar. The band sang 'Rokto jokhon diechhi', 'Shada','Aha re' and 'Jhoom'. Then there were performances by Arekta Rock Band, Adverb and Sin, which were followed by AvoidRafa, Shunno, and Lalon.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina entered the concert grounds at 6pm. The PM took the stage at 8pm and reminded everyone the reason for which this country received its Independendence - the March 7th speech by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in which he called on Bangladeshis to battle.
The performances in the concert were often punctuated by promo audio/visuals by CRI and Young Bangla.
This is the 6th edition of the Joy Bangla Concert, which is organized annually by Young Bangla and CRI to celebrate March 7, the date of the most iconic speech by Bangabandhu.
Saturday's concert also kicked off the events that have been arduously organized to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
By the time this report was written, Arbovirus had taken the stage. Then F Minor, Chirkutt, Nemesis and Cryptic Fate will rock the rock lovers of the nation.