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NH7 Weekender Announce Pet Friendly Festival, Headliners & Delhi/Pune Line Up

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The third edition of “India's happiest music festival” is back and has grown three times its size this year, spreading out of its home in Pune to provide fans in Bangalore and Delhi with their very own festival experience.

Featuring six stages in each city dedicated to a specific genre and experience, punters can enjoy a mixture of dance, electronica, folk, fusion, rock, metal, dubstep, drum and bass and reggae. As an addition from previous years, there will be the Fully Fantastic Stage, curated by NH7.in, featuring their favourite upcoming artists and bands. Another addition will be the Bacardi Breezer area which promises to be a bright space full of colour, costumes and music to make you move.

The spotlight at the festival will also hit the Bacardi Black Rock Arena this year with American super-band Megadeth headlining the final day. Part of the ‘Big Four’, a list that also includes metal legends Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, Megadeth have been instrumental in shaping the face of metal over the last three decades.

As an added bonus (if you like dogs) music fans can this year look forward to the experience with the company of their canines, yes, dogs are also invited to all three editions of the festival. ‘Party Barky Hai’, Mumbai’s first canine events company are working with the festival by designing a specially designated pet zone at each venue where owners can bring their dogs and take part in games and competitions.

Fear not, if you’re worried about your precious pooch not being used to the festival environment, parties prior to each event (which will also double up as a screening process for dogs and their owners) will provide the perfect opportunity to road test your dogs' festival social skills. The first pre-party for Delhi is taking place on 15 September. Further info can be found here

Delhi Line Up (13-14 October - Buddh International Circuit)

Bacardi Black Rock Arena
Indus Creed, Pentagram
The Circus
Bhayanak Maut
Vir Das’ Alien Chutney
Undying Inc

Dewarists Stage
Anoushka Shankar
Shafqat Amanat
Indian Ocean
The Raghu Dixit Project
Karsh Kale Collectiv
Midival Punditz
Papon and the East India Company
Hari and Sukhmani
Adi, Suhail and Tarun

Eristoff Wolves Den
Kaiserdisco (Wild City mix)
Hexstatic present Holotronica
Bobby Friction
Ashvin Mani Sharma
Dualist Inquiry (Wild City mix)
Kohra (Wild City mix)
BLOT! Live (Wild City mix)

Fully Fantastic Stage
Shaa’ir + Func
Ankur and the Ghalat Family
Peter Cat Recording Co (Wild City mix)
Bombay Bassment
Them Clones
Gandu Circus

Other Stage
Barefaced Liar
Parvati and Mawkin
Avi and the Uprising
Dhruv Visvanath
Prateek Kuhad
Music Basti Project

Dub Station
Reggae Rajahs
BASSFoundation Roots
EZ Rizer (Sohail Arora / Bay Beat Collective)
Dakta Dub
Soom T
DJ Uri
Wild City DJ


Pune Line Up (2-4 November - Amanora Park Town)

Bacardi Black Rock Arena
Indus Creed
Them Clones
Eccentric Pendulum
Inner Sanctum
Paradigm Shift

Dewarists Stage
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 (pictured above)
Thermal and a Quarter
La Pongal

Eristoff Wolves Den
Anish Sood
BLOT! Live (Wild City mix)
Driving Lolita
DJ Nihal presents Bombay Bronx

Fully Fantastic Stage
Adam and The Fish Eyed Poets
Peter Cat Recording Co. (Wild City mix)
The Lightyears Explode
The Supersonics
Das Racist
Gandu Circus
Spud In The Box
Slow Down Clown

Other Stage
Susmit Sen
Imli Imchen
The Koniac Net
Vasudha Sharma
Carlton and the Saints
Under The Influence
The Dharohar Project
Vernon Noronha

Dub Station
Delhi Sultanate
Mode 7
Sound Avtar
Mr. Williamz
Balkan HiFi
Mungos HiFi
Million Stylez
DJ Kave
Symbiz Sound

Bangalore Line Up 15-16 December

Tickets are available on the official Bacardi NH7 Weekender website. There's a loyalty discount for regulars - if you've bought or redeemed your tickets online through NH7.in, you're eligible for a 10% discount on the 3-day weekend pass to the festival. Tickets are priced at Rs 3000 for a 3 day ticket, Rs 2500 for a 2 day weekend ticket, and there's a discounted 3 day ticket at Rs 1499 for people under 21. Day tickets are also available and priced at Rs 1000 (Friday), Rs 1500 (Saturday) and Rs 1500 (Sunday).

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13 September 2012