All of us just embarked on the new journey of the year 2023 with resolutions, hopes, and to-do lists for this year. While all of us have our ways of welcoming a new year, a party comprising dance and music scenes is one of the best ways to begin a year on a celebratory note. Speaking of New Year’s Eve parties, ‘Rolling Hills’ is one event most of the ‘party-holics’ in town must have heard of.
Like its last four seasons, the ‘Rolling Hills’ concluded on a grand note, setting higher benchmarks for the next edition. We had a conversation with Dushyant Periwal, the man behind the idea of ‘Rolling Hills’, for a complete insight into the journey of ‘Rolling Hills’ as a pioneer of large-scale new year parties in Udaipur.
How did the idea of Rolling Hills begin?
We have been organizing large-scale New Year’s parties for almost a decade now. However, in 2018, we decided to gear up by commencing a dedicated, game-changing edition of the New Year’s Eve celebration to upscale the entertainment quotient and magnitude of the event. With this thought at the core, the idea of ‘Rolling Hills’ was born in 2018, which dwelled in the city’s largest music festival. The first edition of this ‘Rolling Hills’ music festival was held successfully in 2018, and since then, it has been a ‘never-look-behind’ experience for us.
How has the journey of Rolling Hills been to date?
The entire journey of Rolling Hills, since the first edition in 2018 and the most recent one in 2022, has only been an upscaling journey, with every edition becoming bigger and better with every passing year. The most recent one was the fifth edition of Rolling Hills, and it was the biggest one to date, amassing a jam-packed house at Royal Retreat resort.
How has Rolling Hills been instrumental in changing the party scenes in Udaipur?
Not long ago, Udaipur was known as a quaint little town, with little or negligible party scenes even on grand occasions like New Year’s Eve. With the venture of Rolling Hills, WDNE has been instrumental in uplifting the benchmarks of party culture, with every edition only becoming grander than the erstwhile edition. Apart from welcoming the residents of Udaipur, Rolling Hills also caught the attention of other cities of Rajasthan and nearby states, which has only added to the scale of the event.
What was this year’s edition of Rolling Hills all about?
The last edition in 2021 was graced by the presence of renowned DJ Aqeel. However, the 2022 edition just became a scaled-up event with ten artists putting up a two-day show at the Royal Retreat Resort. The lineup included DJ Lemon, DJ Nash, DJ Cyrus, DJ Tasnneem, DJ Hashtag, DJ Candice, BhuvIn, Mihir, DJ Veeshal and DJ Shilen Sharma.
We thank all these artists, along with the public gathered, for making this two-day fest a memorable experience while looking forward to the 2023 edition.