SHILLONG: The happiest music festival BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has just announced its much-awaited artiste line-up for this year’s Meghalaya edition.
The ninth edition of the festival features some prominent global artists, including Poets of the Fall, Switchfoot, Guthrie Govan and Tiny Fingers. The festival also features some of the best artistes from India including Shankar Mahadevan, Pentagram, Zero, TM Krishna, Dualist Inquiry, Scribe, Mohini Dey, Sandunes Live, and LANDS.
This time the festival is also excited to feature a wealth of talent from the Northeast including Tipriti Kharbangar and the Clansmen, Dewdrops, Summersalt, and Zubeen Garg, who will also be playing a tribute to Bhupen Hazarika.
The festival is headed to the hills of Meghalaya,its fourth appearance in the state from November 2 to 3, before it heads to its home city, Pune from December 7 to 9. Since its inception, the BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has featured over 540 artists from India and around the world, across a variety of genres, to over 500,000 fans. The festival has evolved to become one of the country’s most beloved musical weekends as thousands of fans and discerning music lovers converge for an unforgettable experience.
Talking about the Meghalaya line-up, Supreet Kaur, Festival Director comments,”The core of our festival this year is variety and diversity, and the line-up is undoubtedly the most diverse it’s ever been. Over 83% of the artistes performing at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Meghalaya are making their Weekender debut this year.”
“Listening to a thousand new artistes each year is what keeps us excited, and we’re happy to now share our discoveries with the fans. It’s also key for us to celebrate local talent and 35% of this year’s festival lineup are from all over the North-East,” he said.