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Shirock rocks Shirui Lily Festival
Source: IT News

Imphal, April 27 2018: SHIROCKFEST, an annual international rock festival of Manipur, is an exclusive to Shirui Lily Festival organised by Tourism Department, Government of Manipur.

Since the day it kicks start on April 24, Shirock , which is being organised as a part of the Shirui Lily festival rocks visitors and tourists at Bakshi Ground of Ukhrul Headquarters.

The festival is ticket-free international music festival which is being organised by the tourism department to promote the conservation of our endangered state flower Shirui Lily and to promote young talented Artistes, which will in turn promote eco-tourism in Manipur.

The last edition- ShiRock 2017-was a grand success with a crowd turnout of 30,000 to 40,000 per day.



Shirock  rocks  Shirui Lily Festival
Shirock rocks Shirui Lily Festival


The major attraction of this festival is the ShiRock Band Competition wherein different bands from the entire Northeast regions will clash for Shirock 2018 title worth Rs 10 Lakh.

This edition of ShiRock will feature two internationally renowned Rock Bands "Steelheart" and "Queensryche" on the opening and closing days respectively.

These famous bands will perform in India for the very first time at Bakshi Ground, Ukhrul, Manipur.

Shirui Lily flower is a unique and rare species of terrestrial lily grown naturally, and only found in Shirui peak in Ukhrul, Manipur.

This seasonal flower, which blooms in Summer, is famous because it cannot be transplanted elsewhere in the world despite numerous attempts made by researchers and scientists.

Hence the name, Shirui Lily.

About Queensryche which enthrals audiences :

Queensr˙che first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP "Queensr˙che".

They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world.

With the follow up first full length album "The Warning" in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of "Rage For Order", Queensr˙che continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's.In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album "Operation: Mindcrime", which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world.

With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Empire" in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "viewer's choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity".

During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold out audiences.

Queensr˙che has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.


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