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Road to Ultra India: Afrojack, KSHMR, James Hype & others party hard with Mumbai

Some of the other known acts for the music festival included name such as Chico Rose, Cesqeaux, Teri Mio among others.

Road to Ultra India: Afrojack, KSHMR, James Hype & others party hard with Mumbai
(L-R): James Hype, Afrojack and KSHMR

Last Updated: 02.14 PM, Apr 15, 2023


On Friday night (April 14), Mumbai partied till midnight with some of the biggest names from across the world. However, the biggest draw of the event was its headlining acts—Afrojack, KSHMR, and James Hype.

While James Hype marked his India debut with RTU, the English DJ was beyond happy with the crowd turnout and their overall participation. “I did not expect such huge turnout, and the crowd as just so amazing. It’s my first time in Mumbai and I am very happy to be here,” James told us during the course of our interview with him backstage. He took to stage around 8 in the evening and played to a packed NESCO Center in Goregaon for about an hour.

Hype’s charged-up performance was followed by Afrojack’s, who came on stage around 9ish and closed his set by 11. During his performance, he kept interacting with the audience and briefly mentioned his multiple gigs in the city over the years.

The final act for the night was by American-Kashmiri DJ-music producer KSHMR. The performer, who was greeted by his Indian fans as ‘brother’, was seen responding to placards welcoming him ‘home’ as he gave some of them shoutouts on stage. “I love you brother,” KSHMR responded to a placard that said that it always feels like home when he is bck in Mumbai.

KSHMR played some Indian tracks such as Oo Antava, before introducing some of his latest numbers with Indian hiphop artists such as Raftaar and MC Stan. “I have a special connection to the country and it’s always special to be here,” concluded the star musician.

During the six-hour music extravagenza, one of the most popular Bollywood numbers amongst the lineup was Alia Bhatt’s Pataka Guddi from her movie Highway. Both Chico Rose and James Hype had played this track during their respective sets.

Road to Ultra India, which has another show in Bengaluru on April 15, wrapped up post midnight with KSHMR unfurling the Indian National Flag on stage.

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