After two arduous years of online celebration, IIT Madras’ annual cultural fest Saarang is finally returning to its offline glory in full swing this year and is ready to take the campus by storm. A festival that dominates the cultural scene of South India, Saarang is back with vengeance to make three generations of students marvel at its grandeur.
The theme for Saarang 2023 is ‘Mystic Hues,’ which celebrates how deeply intertwined colors are with each and every fragment of our culture and traditions. The festival, which will be held from 11th – 15th Jan 2023, is open to all college students and the public.
One of the largest student-run festivals in India, Saarang hosts more than 100 events, attracting a footfall of over 80,000 from over 500 colleges across the country. This year celebrates the 28th anniversary of the fest.
The five-day fest is teeming with events from the Institute’s many cultural clubs, ranging from oratory and comedy to fine arts and writing and the nascent culinary arts club. These events include competitions, workshops, and talented performances from across the world.
The Professional Shows boast an impressive lineup of well-established and up-and-coming artists alike, whose performances are sure to have the crowd singing their hearts out. KAAZE kicks off with an electrifying show for ‘EDM Night’ on 13th January 202. The night of 14th January promises to be a smashing one with Rock Night’s acts, Girish and the Chronicles, and Pineapple Express. Finishing off on a strong and truly melodious note, the final act of 15th January, the Pop night artist is the versatile Sunidhi Chauhan.
Saarang is set to have an explosive comeback with great entertainment and a commemoration of art and culture like no other. With 850 young minds working together to make Saarang the kind of magnificent phenomenon it is, the festival is not just another college fest. Rather, it is a celebration of a collective effort taken to realize a dream and make it happen.