India's First Aviation Themed Technical & Cultural Fest

Hosted by

School of Aeronautics (Neemrana)



Over the past decade there have been many new releases of instrumental rock albums. The majority of the popular guitar heroes from the 1980s have made rejuvenated and generally well-received comebacks, thanks largely to the revitalized sound apparent on their recent releases. Artists such as Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Ron Jarzombek, Joe Satriani and Malmsteen have continued releasing instrumental rock music and touring with great success. However, it is still extremely rare to hear an instrumental rock tune on the radio, or see one on the music charts. Les Fradkin has popularized the Beatles’ music catalog as guitar-based instrumental rock on the Apple iTunes music download service.

The 2000s gave way for a new style of performer. John Lowery (a.k.a. John 5), released a solo instrumental album after leaving Marilyn Manson in 2003. Vertigo is composed of a fusion of metal, rockabilly, rock and roll, and bluegrass musical styles. The album was a success, and the album after that, Songs for Sanity, which features guest appearances by Steve Vai and Albert Lee, was met with more success, becoming one of the top selling records on the record label Shrapnel. He followed this in 2007 with The Devil Knows My Name, which features Joe Satriani, Jim Root, and Eric Johnson.

The 2000s have seen a rise in the popularity of bands that have been labeled post-rock; many of these bands have created instrumental rock songs. Constellation Records has released some of the best-known examples of instrumental post-rock, such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Do Make Say Think.

Within the indie rock label, bands such as Ratatat and Delicate Steve are popular instrumental rock acts.

In Europe, French guitarist Jean-Pierre Danel had a smash #1 hit album with Guitar Connection, receiving a platinum disc in France in 2006. He followed with several top five hits and gold discs, and duets with guitar heroes such as Hank Marvin of the Shadows, Scott Henderson, Albert Lee and Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash. In 2013, he launched a charity with fellow Queen guitarist Brian May.

Austin TV, Mogwai, the Cancer Conspiracy, the Mercury Program, Irepress, God Is An Astronaut, Russian Circles and Explosions in the Sky are other examples of instrumental post-rock.

Guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s solo albums typically are instrumental (Old Money) or mostly instrumental (Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo).

In the late 2000s a new style of heavy metal called djent emerged. Some of the leading bands in the scene such as Animals as Leaders, Cloudkicker, Chimp Spanner and Bulb are instrumental acts, while many others started as instrumental acts before later acquiring vocalists.

Various Categories in Drum & Instrumental Competition for the event are

  1. Group Performance
  2. Duet Performance


There will be two rounds. Participants selected in the first round (COMPETITION) will perform in the second round (STAGE SHOW).

  1. Number of participants: minimum 5 and maximum 12.
  2. No restrictions on song styles (English or Hindi).
  3. Time limit for the first round is 3 - 5 minutes.
  4. Time limit for the second round is 5-8 minutes.
  5. Selected participants can perform the same for the stage show.
  6. Participant will be penalised if the time limit is exceeded.
  7. The participant should be at the contest area 1 hour prior to the commencement of the competition.
  8. Order of performances will be based on the number decided prior to the contest.
  9. Any audio support should be submitted in a Pen Drive/DVD 12 hour before the competition. The karaoke should be submitted in .mp3 format.
  10. Use of props will be allowed as long as it will not cause any delay in the program and any harm to the performance of other participants. Props such as oil, confetti, pyrotechnic gadgets, smoke generators or combustible material, broken glass are completely restricted.


  1. All the participants must register on The College Fever. Follow the link https://www.thecollegefever.com/events/aero-techno-cultural-fest-atcf-2k19
  2. Registration starts from 28th July, 2019.
  3. This contest is open to all the students in the age group of 16-30 from an academic (technical/non-technical) institute.
  4. Participants must bring with them a proof of their identity (an institute id-card is acceptable).
  5. Judges will have the right to stop a participant’s performance at any time.
  6. Please check over your schedules very closely prior to the event and notify us immediately of any mistakes or changes.
  7. In case of a tie, the winning participant will have to go for one more performance and the task will be given by the judges only.