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Long Live Music: Vh1 India and MTV Beats celebrate World Music Day with the first ever 24-hour Facebook Live music festival

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MUMBAI: “Where words fail, music speaks”, Hans Christian Andersen’s words perfectly define the eternal importance of music that unites people across cultures and traditions. As the nation celebrates unique melodies, this World Music Day, the two pioneers of musical entertainment – Vh1 India and MTV Beats come together to present India’s first-of-its kind 24-hour online music festival. The two brands are set to accomplish this incredible feat with an initiative, #LongLiveMusic that brings together 40+ distinguished artists to perform live across different genres, on Facebook

Starting from the midnight of June 21, Vh1 India and MTV Beats will host a reputed bunch of artists, ranging from Bollywood sensations such as Aastha Gill, Shahid Mallya, Arjun Kanungo, Aparshakti Khurana, Darshan Raval, Akasa, Amit Misra and Tony Kakkar to popular Indie musicians like Sickflip, Fuzz Culture, Su Real and Seedhe Maut, and many others, who will create a perfect blend of diverse music along with some grooving numbers. The closing act by DJ Zaeden will bring an end to the marvellous celebration of World Music Day on the midnight of 22nd June 2019.

“Vh1 India and MTV Beats are powerhouses of music entertainment. Both brands have stayed ahead of the curve through specially curated formats and programming innovations that have successfully secured a loyal audience. As we take a giant leap ahead to celebrate our love for music, we are happy to have Facebook as a partner in accomplishing this huge feat of India’s first ever 24-hour live musical fiesta. ‘Long Live Music’ is a clutter-breaking digital initiative that aims to bring together fans of diverse music genres at one place”, said Ferzad Palia, Head – Youth, Music & English Entertainment, Viacom18.

“For artists today, Facebook is more than a profile with a bio and a link.  It’s an extension of their authentic creative self and has come to be regarded as an essential space for artists to share their work, especially so for many independent artists. We are happy to and support media channels creating new content formats that are immersive and interactive and brings people together for their love for music” said Manish Chopra, Director and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India

The music aficionados are in for a one-of-a-kind celebration, this World Music Day a Vh1 India and MTV Beats join hands for India’s first and longest Facebook live music gala. Tune into the official Facebook pages of Vh1 India and MTV Beats from the midnight of 21st June to be a part of the 24-hour fiesta of live performances by the extravagant artists celebrating our love for music.

Revel in the spirit of this World Music Day as Vh1 and MTV Beats India present the longest Facebook live musical celebration.

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