Mumbai: Showcasing India’s burgeoning cultures and creative disciplines, Homegrown’s 2nd edition of #HGStreet Festival is back in Mumbai. An intersection of creativity, music, arts, film, photography, sneaker and streetwear, fashion, sports, talks, pop-up stores, showcases, exhibitions, conversations, workshops & more, the festival will pan over two days, 18th and 19th March 2023. Coming alive in a historic industrial warehouse across 80,000 sq feet, first founded in 1858 – Richardson and Cruddas Mills, Byculla, the #HGStreet will bring together people from different walks of life to celebrate the underground artistic innovation and expression.
Translating a sneaker & street culture festival in 2018/2020 to an all-encompassing Homegrown, Culture & Lifestyle festival – HGStreet2023 – one that is rooted in the varied interests and an amalgamation of all things that have built the foundation of Homegrown. #HGStreet festival 2023, a first-of-its-kind India’s Premier Culture and Lifestyle Festival in India is a lens into contemporary Indian culture and creativity today.
A format never explored before in a historic 165-year-old warehouse, 40+ music acts- by global and Indian voices, 8+ thematic exhibitions, 10 workshops & masterclasses by experts in creativity, film, design, fashion & culture, #HGStreet2023 is the melting point for diverse cultures. For the cinephiles and connoisseurs of everything luxury, the festival will witness 6 exclusive fireside chats in spaces of Film, AI, and luxury helmed by celebrated local and global talent such as Shakun Batra, Director & Film Maker, Abderrahmane Trabsini, Founder of Daily Paper, among others. It is a festival that will bring together more than 40 visual artists and futurists who will showcase their riveting pieces of art that will immerse the audiences in the inspiration and story behind it.
#HGStreets aims to champion a world brought together by diverse forms of art and creative disciplines and cultivate a platform that encourages free-flowing conversations and ingenuity. A great way to connect with like-minded people across various streams and connect emerging cultures; the festival seeks to collectively build a sense of community.
Commenting on the festival, Varsha Patra, CEO, Co-Founder, Homegrown says, “#HGStreet Festival is a celebration of all things Homegrown – the next generation of contemporary Indian culture and creativity. The intent was to break away from traditional formats in India, with the hope to create a differentiated festival experience that sits at the intersectionality of varied interests and feeds the creative soul – one that’s quintessentially Homegrown – not confined I not defined.”
Varun Patra, CMO, Co-Founder, Homegrown added, “# HGStreet Festival aims to bring every touchpoint of culture & lifestyle resonating with new age India under one roof. This year, we will be introducing our audience to South Asian and international artists who will be performing LIVE at the 2-day festival. We truly believe that #HGStreet is a forum for a great exchange of ideas and different perspectives coupled with the energy of next-generation talent to come together. It is definitely a space for all ages, perspectives, and interests.”