LAHORE: One of the country’s leading comprehensive music platforms called the Lahore Music Meet (LMM) announced the performance line-up for their fourth edition scheduled to take place at Alhamra from January 6-7, 2018. The two-day festival is dedicated to bringing together musical minds from across Pakistan for a celebration and critique of music. LMM will be headlined by leading Indie folk-rock band Sikandar Ka Mandar, Balochi folk artist Akhtar Channal on Day 1 with renowned qawwali maestros Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad along with indie band Taka Tak to perform on Day 2 as part of the festival’s indoor showcase. The outdoor showcase will feature a diversity of artists who encapsulate the musical spectrum of Pakistan. These include Mauj, Wisdom Salad, Bayaan and also Pepsi Battle Of The Bands winner Kashmir The outdoor showcase will feature a diversity of artists who encapsulate various musical spectrums of Pakistan. These include; Mauj, Roots, Wisdom Salad, Zohaib Bilal, Alien Panda Jury, Sameen Qasim & Co, Sunny Khan Durrani, Bayaan, Sami Amiri, Fazal Jatt, Bushra Marvi, Shorbanoor and also Pepsi Battle Of The Bands winner Kashmir. For its fourth iteration, the LMM received over 200 applications from across the country for the live performance sessions which were then crafted into a carefully curated list by co-founders Natasha Noorani and Zahra Paracha representing an interesting blend of pop, rock, folk and rap music from around the country. By providing such a platform once every year, LMM hopes to revitalise the reputation and perception of music within the country and abroad The LMM team consists of festival directors Natasha Noorani and Zahra Paracha with Sana Nasir as lead designer and Munizeh Sinai as the programming manager. The core team has previously worked closely with both mainstream and independent artists, filmmakers, producers and a collection of industry experts to set up a series of seminars to stimulate a variety of discussions on music and relevant topics such as; producing music for films, disseminating music in the present digital age and our folk music traditions. The LMM in its fourth year now is a well-established one of its kind platform for all activities pertaining to music performance, enterprise, education and academia with the ultimate goal of encouraging talents and fostering relationships between individuals within the music fraternity. By providing such a platform once every year, LMM hopes to revitalise the reputation and perception of music within the country and abroad. The writer is a freelance journalist. He can be reached at [email protected] Published in Daily Times, December 29th 2017.