"But I want you guys to perform with me tonight."
The first day of Lollapalooza India was a memorable one as AP Dhillon wowed fans with his performance.
It was the international music festival’s debut in Asia and it was held at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Racecourse.
AP Dhillon was one of the main performers of the day and fans were in awe as he took to the stage along with longtime collaborator Shinda Kahlon.
Fans went crazy, screaming: “AP, AP.”
As he began his set, AP said: “With all this pollution, all this travelling, where the roads are f****d and so are we.
“But I want you guys to perform with me tonight. Are you guys ready?”
For over an hour, AP Dhillon, beginning with a few tracks from his recently released EP, Two Hearts Never Break The Same.
AP and Shinda performed hit numbers such as ‘Tere Te’ and ‘Faraar’.
Die-hard fans shouted out the lyrics and sang along.
Sometime during the performance, AP paused to tell the crowd that he was suffering from a bad throat.
He said: “The constant travel has f*****d our health and throat but be rest assured Mumbai this will be a night to remember.”
Although he was not at full health, AP Dhillon’s performance at the festival did not seem affected and fans were loving the music.
He and Shinda sang some fan favourites, including ‘Brown Munde’.
The infectious energy of the crowd was noticed by the singers and during the performance, AP Dhillon said:
“This is why we make music, it brings us together.”
As his performance drew to a close, fans were in for a surprise as he threw his ukulele into the crowd.
As AP Dhillon sang ‘Tere Te’ from Hidden Gems, he strummed on the instrument. He slowly ended the song by going soft on the vocals.
But this was contrasted by fully throwing the ukulele into the crowd.
Unsurprisingly, fans desperately tried to get their hands on the prized souvenir. Some audience members at the front almost got into a fight.
The lineup of the festival features a mix of Indian and international acts.
This includes Prateek Kuhad, Divine, Japanese Breakfast, Madeon, Alec Benjamin, Jackson Wang, Chelsea Cutler, The Wombats, Imanbek, Kasablanca, Apashe, Raveena, The Yellow Diary, Bloodywood, Sandunes, Aswekeepsearching, The F16s, Kayan, Tejas, House of Hashbass, Madboy/Mink, T.ill APES, Kumail, Kavya, Mali, Tanmaya Bhatnagar, Easy Wanderlings, Abhi Meer, Bombay Brass, Parimal Shais, Siri, Tracy De Sa and Aadya.