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Atif Aslam rocks Dhaka in showcase of culture and talent

  • Atif returned to Bangladesh after 12 years
  • 12,000 attendees on two days
  • Event organized by Let’s Vibe Art & Music Festival

Update : 21 Apr 2024, 05:20 PM

The resplendent sounds of music and the vibrant hues of art converged at the Bashundhara Cricket Ground in Dhaka on Thursday and Friday for the Let's Vibe Art & Music Festival, a two-day extravaganza that left attendees in awe.

Spread across a new venue, this festival transcended expectations, offering two days packed with music, dance, art exhibitions, and a reimagining of Dhaka's cultural landscape.

Attendees were treated to a plethora of attractions, including two distinct stages – a grand stage and an art stage – that hosted a stellar lineup of artists.

Musical Highlights

Day one witnessed the electrifying performance of Indian sensation King, whose meteoric rise in the music industry has captivated audiences worldwide.

Bangladeshi favorites Shunno graced the stage after a hiatus of 1.5 years, delighting fans with their soulful tunes.

Where Aftermath open the stage for Day 1. Concurrently, on the art stage, "Dad's in the Park" mesmerized the audience with their captivating performance.

Day two was beyond what people expected, headlined by the legendary Atif Aslam, who returned to Bangladesh after 12 years.

Atif's performance was a testament to his showmanship and professionalism, treating the crowd to a three-hour spectacle of his greatest hits.

The day also featured dynamic performances from local talents such as Kaaktal and Ahmed Hasan Sunny, culminating in a collaborative performance by Karnival and Firoz Jong.

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Beyond Music

The festival was not merely about music but also about immersive experiences and artistic expressions.

Attendees explored art exhibitions featuring works by Rashid Khan and other acclaimed artists, engaged with interactive installations, and indulged in trendy lifestyle experiences.

The food zone, boasting 13 food stalls featuring top brands, catered to culinary delights for all tastes.

The Epic Comeback

What many attendees may not realize is that the festival was a triumphant comeback from adversity.

A storm wreaked havoc on the setup just hours before the festivities were set to begin on Wednesday, threatening to derail the entire event.

However, the swift action and expertise of Blues Communications and their dedicated team, the stage was rebuilt overnight, ensuring that the show went on as planned.

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Despite the challenges posed by the storm, the festival saw a commendable turnout, with approximately 4,000 attendees on day one and 8,000 on day two.

The "Let's Vibe Art & Music Festival" was more than just a gathering of music enthusiasts, it was a celebration of creativity, resilience, and the unifying power of art and music.

As the echoes of the performances fade away, the memories of this unforgettable event will linger on, inspiring future generations of artists and audiences alike.

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