Extravaganza, Festember 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

NIT Trichy’s annual cultural extravaganza, Festember, took place from the 13th to 16th of
September, 2018. With over 60 events across 11 clusters, the fest saw massive participation
from all over South India. Prominent musicians came to perform in the Pro Shows that were
held each day. The famous fusion band, Pineapple Express, kicked things off on the first day.
The following days saw an assortment of highly competitive events from dance battles to
band performances and graffiti contests. To top things off, Festember had a multitude of
workshops teaching various disciplines like cardistry, salsa, stand-up comedy, and the
marquee workshop - ‘Melting Words’ conducted by Rahul Kaushik. Informals also formed a
pivotal part of the fest where the attendees were given avenues to have fun and unwind.
‘Choreonite’ headlined the dance cluster of events. Multiple crews went up on stage and
showcased fabulous performances. ‘Gigahertz’ and ‘Tarangini’ were the main events in the
music cluster. The crowd was awestruck after electrifying performances from all the bands.
Quirky puzzles and mind-racking quizzes formed the backbone of all the literature events.
These events were held in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, along with English. These events saw
huge participation from a host of colleges.
The star studded lineup of Pro-Show artists ensured that every night ended on the right note.
International sensation, Sabrina Terence got the crowd raving to her beats till dawn. The
techno-based artist had a really impressive set, which will be cherished for years to come.
Switcheroo and Skrat were the highlights of the ‘Rock Nite’. While they were unique in their
own ways, the common denominator was that the crowd was left wanting for more. For the
final day, the famous playback singer, Sunidhi Chauhan, performed some of her evergreen
songs. The crowd joined in too, paving the way for an exhilarating experience inside the
convention hall.
On the whole, this edition of Festember was bigger than ever before. Backed by the efforts of
all the student volunteers, along with an array of sponsors, Festember ‘18 was able to scale
new heights. The attendees took back a whole lot of memories to cherish, making this

Festember, truly a fest to remember!

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