Bacardi NH7 Weekender kicks off in Kolkata


Back for the third year in the row, the massive four-city music festival kickstarted with Kolkata as the first city this year. The two-day festival at Nicco Park in Salt Lake City witnessed an incredible turn out of music lovers.

Naga folk sensation and MTS Discover winners this year Tetseo Sisters were one of the first to take the stage enthralling audiences with their signature sounds of the Chakhesang Tribe. Composer Amit Trivedi, known for being the one of the most cutting-edge producers in Indian films, stormed The Dewarists with his first ever live performance at a music festival, leaving the Kolkata audiences asking for more. Monica Dogra, known for her dynamic vocal and visual performance as 'Shaa’ir’ from electro-pop act Shaa’ir + Func, performed in a solo avatar where she showcased material from her upcoming new album Spit. With a massive following across India, metal legends Bhayanak Maut too performed their newest album Man at this year’s Bacardi NH7 Weekender.

The city got to witness major international acts including names like electronic music duo Peking Duk, six-piece rock band Money for Rope, two of the most notorious buskers, Mr.Woodnote & Lil Rhys, from Australia, Mutemath (US), Cloud Control and Appleonia from Australia, The Emerald Armada, Houdini Dax and Chad Valley from the UK, The Inspector Cluzo from France to some of India’s biggest music acts Indian Ocean’s Tandanu, Pentagram (Unplugged), Indus Creed and Maati Baani .

Alongside an amazing music experience, the Bacardi NH7 Weekender this year provides for an incredible audio visual spectacle! From whacky stage designs by Sameer Kulavoor and Shilo Shiv Suleman, to state-of-the-art visuals by Wolves to art installations by Kolkata’s very own Ayushman Mitra - it’s all at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014!

This year, over 100 artists will play at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender’s four editions – Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Delhi.

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