Bacardi NH7 Weekender announces a second list of artists performing at what is being called the ‘happiest music festival’ in the country. The new additions to the line-up include artists across genres – from rock to metal to folk and electronica. If last year was memorable, this year there’s more – 150 artists (over the festival and pre-parties), 75 pre-parties, 6 stages, 17 acres, 3 days of music. The festival is scheduled to take place from the 18th – 20th of November at Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta City in Pune. The festival features the best music from India and across the world – from underground artists that should feature on your playlist to award-winning artists you’ve been dying to see live.
New additions to the line-up for the festival
Each stage will feature a different genre of music and an experience that will truly bring to life the ideology behind Dewar’s, Bacardi Black and Eristoff – from the house of Bacardi. There’s dance and electronica at Eristoff Wolves Den, world, folk and eclectic music at The Dewarists Stage and rock and metal at the Bacardi Black Rock Arena – with a lot more to come.
The Dewarists Stage
The blissful Dewarists Stage will offer the best of world, folk and eclectic music created by inspirational artists who are part of The Dewarists movement. Soul and blues band Soulmate (Shillong) make it across the country to perform at The Dewarists Stage as does Dhruv (Mumbai), one of India’s most inventive guitarists.
The artists already announced at The Dewarists Stage are Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, composer, producer Imogen Heap from UK who is one of the international headliners at this stage. The Dewarists stage will feature some very special collaborations that are part of The Dewarists show – a part music documentary and part travelogue of inspirational stories of musicians who collaborate with each other to create original music in every episode. The other artists performing at this stage include the incredible Raghu Dixit (Bangalore) who’s taken Indian folk-rock to the world, pop-rock-funk band Hipnotribe (Mumbai), vibrant folk-rock band Swarathma (Bangalore), and Papon and The East India Company (Delhi) that will play some eclectic folk-fusion tunes.
Eristoff Wolves Den
The world’s fastest growing vodka brand, Eristoff presents high-energy performances at the Eristoff Wolves Den featuring live electronica and dance music. The new additions to Eristoff Wolves Den are party-starters Jalebee Cartel – Ash Roy (Delhi), the prolific dance-funk-pop act Shaa’ir + Func (Mumbai) and all the way from London, DJ and renowned BBC radio presenter Bobby Friction (London) and DJ Nihal (London) as well as acclaimed British hip-hop artist Riz MC (London).
A variety of electronica acts have already been announced at Eristoff Wolves Den – UK’s Grammy award-winning dance-floor blazers Basement Jaxx who bring their brand of house to Eristoff Wolves Den with a very special DJ Set, easy, groovy Sky Rabbit – formerly Medusa (Mumbai), the country’s drum-and-bass champions Bay Beat Collective (Mumbai) andB.R.E.E.D. (Mumbai), Indian electronica pioneers Midival Punditz (Delhi) and a new solo live electronica act Dualist Inquiry (Delhi) by guitartist, producer and composer, Sahej Bakshi.
Bacardi Black Rock Arena
The Bacardi Black Rock Arena with its underground grunge feel features the best Indian rock and metal acts in the country. From sing-a-longs to frenzied mosh-pits, it all goes down at the Bacardi Black Rock Arena. The new acts announced at this stage are hard rock act Blakc (Mumbai) alt-rock bands The Circus (Delhi), Menwhopause (Delhi) and Motherjane (Cochin) and metal act Skyharbour (Delhi) who perform at the festival for the first time as well as Tough on Tobacco (Mumbai) who return to Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2011 with their brand of pop-rock.
The artists announced earlier are Indian rock giants, the explosive Pentagram (Mumbai), India’s biggest metal/hardcore bands Scribe (Mumbai), Bhayanak Maut (Mumbai) andDemonic Resurrection (Mumbai) and the city’s newest rock act Goddess Gagged (Mumbai).
The tickets for Bacardi NH7 Weekender go on sale on the 27th of September 2011 and are available at the brand new website www.nh7.in/weekender. The 3-day ticket is Rs. 2000, the 2-day ticket for the weekend is Rs. 1500 and day passes are Rs. 750; students get a discount and can purchase the 3-day ticket at Rs. 999. This year Bacardi NH7 Weekender offers a whole lot of early bird discounts to friends of the festival:
- Festival-goers get 25% off for themselves and four friends if they’d attended Weekender or Eristoff Invasion last year and bought their tickets from nh7.in.
- There’s 15% off for listening to over 50 tracks on nh7.in’s radio player, or for having come to the #TogetherAtRazz announcer party
- There’s also 15% off for liking the Bacardi, Eristoff or Dewar’s (the stages at Weekender) pages on Facebook, or for coming to one of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender pre-parties.
- There’s even a discount for tweeting with the hashtag #nh7 and letting people know what you’re most excited about at the festival.
Website and Logo
The all-new website for Bacardi NH7 Weekender has just gone live. Check out www.nh7.in/weekender to buy tickets and find out all you need to know about the festival. There’s a brand-new logo for the festival as well designed by Sameer Kulavoor from Bombay Duck Designs. At last year’s festival, Sameer curated Exhibit NH7 where three talented artists painted four huge canvasses (8 feet by 5 feet) live, inspired by the music and energy of the festival.
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