SHILLONG, Oct 24: The 6th edition of the happiest music festival - Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2015 kicked off its first chapter this year from the picturesque Shillong yesterday. Thousands of music lovers from all over Shillong and surrounding cities thronged to RBDSA Sports Complex in Bhoirymbong to catch some of the biggest intertiol and Indian acts, a press release said.
The two-day fest which promises an exciting fare for music lovers was graced by Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
The first day of the festival in the hills of Shillong saw a diverse and incredible lineup of both Indian and intertiol artists. Right from iconic artists like The Wailers who have performed all over the world to the great Indian voice of Parikrama who mesmerised the audience with their fusion tunes, the first day of the Shillong leg had it all. Popular home-grown band Imphal Talkies wowed the crowd with their fervour and fresh music. Shaa’ir + Func brought thousands to their feet to dance, sway, and take in the enriching experience.
Along with some great music and a breath-taking view, this year’s festival also featured the Engrave’s Maker’s Market. This unique Bazaar is a specially curated space for artists, craftspeople, DIYers from across India to showcase their creative products. From hand-woven baskets and beaten metalware, to funky tees, fashion accessories, jewelry, bags, art, home décor and more, this smorgasbord of unique products from a variety of makers caught the fancy of everyone present there. One of the other attractions that the festival goer’s fancied is the food!
Over the last five years, Bacardi NH7 Weekender has grown to be one of the country’s most loved musical weekends – representing Bacardi India and Only Much Louder’s commitment to giving fans unforgettable musical experiences - a reflection of the untameable spirit of the festival. This year, over 150 artists will play at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender’s five editions – Shillong, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru, the press release stated.