KARACHI - After the unprecedented acclaim and popularity of Season 1, Coke Studio reignites our passion and returns to the heart of the live recording studio with a new artist line up. A different sound, an innovative house band, a reinvented set and a brand new set of performances and episodes to be broadcast across Pakistan this summer, said Rizwan U Khan, country manager Coca Cola. Addressing a Press conference on Monday, he said with visionary Rohail Hyatt back at the helm, featuring this season are sensational stars Ali Zafar, Arieb Azhar, Atif Aslam, Javed Bashir, Riaz Ali Khan, Saieen Zahoor, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Strings, Josh, Zeb & Haniya. In Season 2 Coke Studio draws together the fundamentals of collaborative music that will showcase Pakistan's rich music culture, by stitching into its fabric traditional artists, folk music influences and regional instruments in collaboration with Pakistan's contemporary mainstream artists, he added. Talking to The Nation, he said considering the overwhelming response of Season 1 we had to bring in more vibrant and dynamic music this season, and we are hopeful that this event will revive Pakistani music industry. He said that Coke Studio 2 is spectacle reality which is a unique opportunity for our own music industry as well. Producer Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt, said: "We are sitting on a gold mine of art and talent that has been historically built by our predecessors. To have the opportunity to add to such foundations, through Coke Studio is inspiring and motivating." The Nation asked him since it is a fusion of varieties of music, including folk, but there are no representatives of Balochistan and Sindhi music except Saieen Zahoor, he told that we had music artists from such areas last year and it was much appreciated, while this year they had Zeb & Haniya from Peshawar. "A Pashto song will also be made during the season to show the plausible share of our focus on music fusion for every Pakistani," he said. Asked why this indigenous season does not include of having any live concert all across the country, he said: "It will rather a TV thing this time because we have security issues which don let us to have such kind of practical performances, but I am quite sure that this impediment will not make the Season 2 less-effective." The country manager Coca Cola further said that bringing alive the magic of live recordings and performances, Coke Studio feels pride on providing a musical platform which bridges the barriers, celebrates diversity, encourages unity to instill a sense of Pakistani pride. Talking to the media, Saieen Zahooor said they had a lot of performances last year but what Coke Studio is doing is truly amazing. "Mixing pop and folk is a unique step forward for the music industry in Pakistan and it will be a great success," he added.