Legendary American heavy metal rock band Queensryche, one of the leading metal bands through the eighties and nineties, is all set to make their debut performance this month end in Northeast India, which is emerging as the most popular destination for international rock bands.
The veteran rock stars will be joined by fellow rock band Steelheart in the upcoming ShiRockfest-an annual international rock festival of Manipur to be held at Bakshi Grounds, Ukhrul Headquarters from April 22nd to 28th this year. Steelheart will be performing on April 24 while Queensryche on April 28. At the same time, there will be a Manipur based rock band competition which will be held in Imphal from April 9-10 while North East states based bands will fight it out in Guwahati from April 12-13.
NE Bands Made a Mark
The last edition- ShiRock 2017-was a grand success with a crowd turnout of 30,000 to 40,000 per day. The major attraction of the ShiRock band competition was the participation of various bands from all the Northeastern states. The first position of the competition will be awarded a cash prize of INR 10 lacs besides an opportunity to open the debut performance of Queensryche, according to the event manager. The second and third position holders will be awarded INR 5 and 2.5 lacs while the individual prize winners will be given INR 25,000 each.