As music fans gear up for the 8th Edition of BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender in Meghalaya (Oct 27-28) and Pune (Dec 08-10), there’s more good news for them in other cities.
The festival has announced seven editions of Bacardi NH7 Weekender Express, from Oct 07 – Dec 02. These are one-day concerts featuring several artists across genres, to bring the festival experience to new cities across India.
This year, Express travels to Kolkata (Oct 07), Bengaluru (Oct 29), Puducherry (Nov 05), Jaipur (Nov 12), Hyderabad (Nov 19), Indore (Nov 26) and Kochi (Dec 02). This is the second year for the BACARDÍ NH7 Express editions, which took place in five cities last year.
There are several artists across genres playing these editions, from Dutch metal band Textures (who are on their farewell tour and playing their final ever gig in the Pune edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender), popular electronic musician Nucleya, trailblazing Malayalam folk-meets-metal ensemble Thaikkudam Bridge, Bangla-rock pioneers Fossils, Chennai rock outfit Skrat, hip-hop icon Divine and several more artists will be performing at these editions.
“As we keep doing the festival year after year, there are two trends that we see – increasingly, there are people traveling from other cities to come to the main events, and there are more and more people asking us to bring the festival to their cities. It’s bolstered our belief that an audience exists in cities across India. The Express editions are a great way of giving this audience a taste of what the full Bacardi NH7 Weekender experience is like!”, says Vijay Nair, CEO and founder of OML Entertainment, that organizes the festival. “The response to the Express editions last year was overwhelming. Hence a decision to expand to more cities was an easy one to take.”
The main editions of Bacardi NH7 Weekender will be held in Meghalaya (Oct 27-28) and Pune (Dec 08-10) and features the likes of guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, mathcore legends The Dillinger Escape Plan, Marky Ramone of punk icons The Ramones, Bollywood composer Vishal Bhardwaj, as well as Textures, fusion act Indian Ocean, progressive metallers Skyharbor, Carnatic musician TM Krishna, The Ram Sampath Experience, Blackstratblues and more. Here are the details on Bacardi NH7 Weekender Express editions: Kolkata, Oct 7:
Bands: Nucleya, Fossils, aswekeepsearching, Underground Authority, The Ganesh Talkies. Venue: Orchid Garden, Calcutta Boating & Hotel Resorts.
Bengaluru, Oct 29:
Bands: Textures, Skyharbor
Venue: Indiranagar Club.
Puducherry, Nov 05:
Bands: Indian Ocean, Divine, Skrat, Ritviz and more.
Venue: The Ashok Beach Resort.
Jaipur, Nov 12:
Bands: Nucleya, Divine, The Local Train, Faridkot Ritviz and more.
Venue: Lebua Resort.
Hyderabad, Nov 19:
Bands: Indian Ocean, Divine, Skrat, Prabh Deep, Ritviz and more
Venue: N A C Infrastructure Equipment Limited.
Indore, Nov 26:
Bands: Nucleya, Indian Ocean, aswekeepsearching, Ritviz and more.
Venue: Rangoon Garden.
Kochi, Dec 02:
Bands: Thaikuddam Bridge, Indian Ocean, Skrat, Ritviz and more.
Venue: Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort.