Nh7 Weekender returns to Meghalaya; list of performers include Amit Trivedi, Indian Ocean

FP Staff

Oct,27 2017 12:36 50 IST

Bacardi NH7 Weekender returns for its third edition in the North East this Friday and Saturday (Oct 27 & 28). The Happiest Music Festival comes to a new venue — ‘Wenfield’ The Festive Hills, Thadlaskein, Lad Mukhla, Jaintia Hills. The festival, which began in 2010 in Pune, has grown to be one of the country’s most-loved and anticipated musical events, brought together by BACARDÍ and organizer Only Much Louder Entertainment’s promise to create experiences that bring exciting new musical talent to fans in India.

The Meghalaya edition of the festival will see guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, metal band Textures, Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi, fusion pioneers Indian Ocean and world music group Karsh Kale Collective perform alongside ten acts from across the North-East including Andrea Tariang Band, Dewdrops, Khasi Bloodz, Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree and Sarahlee from Meghalaya, Avora Records and Triau Trackx from Mizoram, Polar Lights and Tali Angh from Nagaland , as well as Lateral from Assam.

Nh7 Weekender 2016. Image courtesy: Prashin Jagger

The festival stages, BACARDÍ Arena (for headliners, rock and metal), The Dewarists (folk and fusion), Breezer Vivid Shuffle (electronic and hip-hop) and Insider.in Other Stage (alternative and upcoming acts), will have simultaneous performances and fans can access all stages with their festival wristband.

As in previous years, there’s more. The Bazaar is back with pop-up shops with new fashion, accessories, art and plenty more. Between performances, fans can catch a bite at an array of food stalls, choosing from food from the region and outside. Camp Tinder is bringing a bonfire and acoustic music by Parvaaz and Faridkot, perfect for the weather. The Google Pixel 2 Zone on the other hand, is set for play sometime in the future with its neon swings and seesaws!

“The North East has been a special place for us, and this year, we’re pulling all stops to bring the best possible festival experience here.”, said Vijay Nair, CEO of Only Much Louder Entertainment. “There are a lot of things notable about this year’s edition in Meghalaya – a wonderful new venue is high on that list, along with all the artists working with us from the region, be it as part of the performing artists lineup , or with the art installations, curated food stalls and Bazaar.”

Tickets to the festival can be purchased at www.insider.in/nh7-weekender and at the box-office on both days of the festival. A special pop-up box-office has also been set up at SRGT Bus Stop, Near Jawaharlal Nehru Football Stadium, Shillong from October 26 for fans to receive their festival wristbands early.

To make travel to the venue convenient for fans, the festival is offering shuttle services Shillong to the venue, and back.

View the day-wise schedule of artists performing at the festival here:

DAY 1 - Friday, Oct 27

Textures
Amit Trivedi
Indian Ocean
Skyharbor
Dualist Inquiry (DJ Set)
Thaikkudam Bridge
Bhayanak Maut
The Local Train
Parvaaz
Zygnema
Goddess Gagged
The Ganesh Talkies
When Chai Met Toast
Aqua Dominatrix
Ritviz
Hriday Gattani
Polar Lights
Avora Records
Lateral
Andrea Tariang Band
Mahesh Raghunandan

DAY 2 - Saturday, Oct 28

Steve Vai
Karsh Kale Collective
The Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree
Blackstratblues All Stars
Divine
Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate
aswekeepsearching
Paul Dempsey
Rhythm Shaw
Triau Trackx
Faridkot
Kamakshi Khanna Collective
Dewdrops
Mosko
Tali Angh
Khasi Bloodz
Yesterdrive
Feyago
Sarahlee
Rahul Rajkhowa