Dhaka Rock Fest 2.0’, one of the largest musical events of the country, was held for the second time at the Noboratri Hall of International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital on Thursday.
The concert, organised by SkyTracker and sponsored by Banglalink, featured 15 Bangladeshi popular bands – Warfaze, Aurthohin, Cryptic fate, AvoidRafa, Indalo, Shubhayatra, Conclusion, Shrapnel Method, Brahmaputra, Thrash, The Tree, Subconscious, Aftermath, Arekta Rock Band, and Calypso.
Aurthohin’s lead vocalist Saidus Sumon popularly known as Bassbaba Sumon joined in a concert after four years through the fest.
The day-long event began with a patriotic song by Arekta Rock Band. Then the band performed two of their popular songs. After that Thrash and Shubhayatra appeared on the stage respectively.
After that the band The Tree came on stage and sang their popular number ‘Ichche Akash’. Aftermath’s lead vocalist Nabid came on stage and sang the song ‘Nisangata’. Then Subconscious, Calypso, Brahmaputra, Conclusions, Shrapnel Method, Indalo appeared on the stage one by one. ICCB’s Noboratri Hall was resounded with cheers and applause.
Later, AvoidRafa took the stage and sang their popular songs like ‘Ami Akash Pathabo’ and ‘Cholo Arekbar Uri’. After that Cryptic Fate also enchanted the audience with their performance.
Finally, the much-awaited Aurthohin came to the stage and Sumon started with ‘Chaite Paro’. Then he performed some of their hit songs. The excited and happy audience enjoyed and danced with hands up.
The first edition of the Dhaka Rock Fest was held in 2019. Last year the fest was not arranged due to the coronavirus pandemic.