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Vh1 takes rock band Pentagram to Glastonbury festival

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MUMBAI: Vh1, the lifestyle international music channel, is sponsoring the rock band Pentagram to perform at the Glastonburg Festival in UK.

The band will perform on 25 June.

Glastonbury Festival, an annual three-day revelry of music and life, is regarded as the worlds biggest festival of performing arts, in a statement issued by Vh1.

The only band from India at the festival, Pentagram will perform alongside some of the worlds hottest acts - Coldplay, Garbage, White Stripes, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Stereo MC and Tori Amos.

Pentagram, who had earlier performed at the Sundance Music Festival in Estonia, has also displayed its talent in various youth festivals across the world. But it will be the first time that the troupe will be performing at Glastonbury, a congregation of talented artists from the world over, informs the release.

Vh1 India general manager Keertan Adyanthaya adds, "We are very proud to have an Indian rock band performing at one of the biggest music festivals in the world. India has a plethora of international music talent.

"Unfortunately, there has neither been a serious avenue nor a true attempt to promote such artistes. With this, Vh 1 has put India back on the map of international rock music. This is just the beginning! Vh1 will take many more such initiatives to popularise Indian rock in India as well as internationally."

Vishal, lead vocalist of Pentagram, is elated. This is a big thing for Indian rock. Glastonbury is one of the worlds largest music festivals, and to play alongside some of the big names in rock music, is a dream come true. I thank Vh1 for having provided us this wonderful opportunity.

Pentagrams other band members include Shiraz (drums), Papal (bass) and Randolph (guitars). The foursome will fly off to the UK shortly.

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