First look at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2017 lineup
The eighth edition of NH7 Weekender is returning with some interesting global talent including guitarist Steve Vai, punk rock icon Marky Ramone, metal legends Textures and The Dillinger Escape Plan (both of whom are playing their final tours, Textures is playing their final ever show in Pune), and hip-hop group Swet Shop Boys, among other Indian artists.
Artists from India include Indian Ocean, Vishal Bhardwaj (who will be performing live for the first time), Karsh Kale Collective, Ram Sampath, Dualist Inquiry, Thaikkudam Bridge, The Raghu Dixit Project, and specially curated sets by Blackstratblues and Rudy Wallang.
The festival is headed to the hills of Meghalaya – its third appearance in the state – on October 27-28, before it heads to its home city, Pune on December 8-10. Over the past 7 years, the festival has seen 468 artists perform 1042 sets over 21 editions. This includes 139 international acts from 23 countries, and 329 acts from 17 Indian states.
Talking about the 2017 edition of the festival, Vijay Nair, CEO of Only Much Louder, the organisers of the festival, says, “The lineup is one of the most important aspects to the festival. Fans come to the festival for the experience and the artists they love, but leave the festival grounds having discovered new favourites at the festival. Over the last three years, 70% of the artists have played at the festival for the first time. That’s something we’re always on the lookout for – new talent, new music!”
Tickets for the festival have been on sale since August 1st, and all pre-sale tickets were sold out within a week. A limited number of Phase 1 tickets – Season and Under 21 – for Meghalaya and Pune, and Phase 2 Season tickets for Meghayala are now on sale on www.insider.in/nh7-weekende
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