Bhubaneswar: Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani’s electrifying performance had the audience on their toes at the curtain raiser of the first edition of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival), coinciding with Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 being hosted in the city.
The performance was accentuated with soulful rendition by Shekhar Ravjiani of the musical duo.
The festival saw an astounding turnout with people from different parts of the world and the country making it to the Exhibition Ground here. The audience cheered loudly making the most of Vishal and Shekhar’s incredible performance.
The first 10,000 visitors to reach the venue, got free entry to the ‘concert pit area’.
The International Street Food Festival which also opened its doors to all at .FEST, received an overwhelming responses. Visitors were spoilt for choice as they got to choose from a wide range of appetizing street food specialties with cuisines from Odisha, India and all over the world.
The day started with trails planned as part of .FEST. People got to explore Bhubaneswar through the trails that included a complete art trail of the city, a nature walk through the Nandankanan Zoological Park and even Ekamra Walks through the Old Town area, to name a few.
The Day 2 of the .FEST will have winner of The English singing talent show – The Stage 3, Siddhant Sharma & Rock Band. The popular, Bhubaneswar cultural extravaganza, ‘Patho Utsav’, will also be launched again at Janpath on Sunday.
The .FEST will be on till December 16.