South Side Story
South Side Story is a cultural extravaganza that celebrates South Indian Heritage in Mumbai and Delhi. Organised by Team Red FM, this event showcases the essence of South India through live performances by renowned contemporary artists. In Mumbai, the artist lineup will feature Sean Roldan & Friends, Thaikkudam Bridge, Maalvika Sundar, Arivu, Agam and Attam Kalasamithi; while in Delhi the lineup will include Sithara’s Project Malabaricus, Neeraj Madhav, Hanumankind, Thirumali and Arivu with Band Ambasa. These artists traverse genres encompassing rap, folk, rock and pop, offering a rich tapestry of musical experience.
At South Side Story, immerse yourself in all things South Indian. Chandanam on your forehead, Chenda Vadyams in the backdrop, life-sized rangolis and a marigold-adorned stage set the scene. Apart from contemporary music, the festival also highlights traditional artforms like Kathakali, Pookalam, Nadaswaram and Kalaripayattu. The festival is set to take place in Mumbai on 02 September 2023 at Richardson & Cruddas, and in Delhi on 16 September 2023 at the JLN Stadium.
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How To Reach Mumbai
1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1, or the domestic terminal, was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from most major cities in India and across the world. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.
2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, and Konkan Kanya Express.
3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run and private buses operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.
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Items to Carry
1. Carry summer clothes to beat the humidity.
2. Sandals, flip flops, sneakers (perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in). You need to keep those feet tappin’. On that note, carry a bandana or a scrunchie to avoid tressy accidents with your fellow festival-goers.
3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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