Festival Roundup: NH7 Weekender, Ziro & Escape Reveal Details For 2015 Editions
6 August 2015
The festival hype is building as autumn and winter loom ahead, as some of our favourite festivals announce eagerly awaited first lineups and details for this year’s editions. NH7 Weekender, Ziro and Escape Festival of Art and Music all revealed information this week, so we bundled it all together for your convenience.
Here’s a little roundup of what to expect:
Bacardi NH7 Weekender
When: 23 October - 6 December
Where: NH7 Weekender spreads itself to 5 cities this year - Shillong, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. Details and exact dates here.
Music: If you were on any social media platform at any point of time yesterday you probably already know what the lineup to Weekender ‘15 is - #lineup2015 was trending by midday and the hype on Twitter and Facebook had spread to every corner of the country. The headliners this year include Mark Ronson, know best for his single ‘Uptown Funk’, the inimitable A.R. Rahman, Jamaican reggae act Wailers, electronic duo Soul Clap, and Brainfeeder founder, producer, rapper and overall ace musician we’re particularly excited for – Flying Lotus.
NH7 doesn’t skimp on homegrown talent and there are a good number of Indian bands in their lineup that we’re excited to see play. See the full lineup here (you may have to squint…).
Ziro Festival Of Music
When: 24 – 27 September
Where: The mist shrouded, verdant hills and fields of the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
Music: Ziro festival revealed its first lineup two days ago via Facebook here. This edition will feature music by Dualist Inquiry, RUN It’s The Kid, Nicholson, The F16’s, Neel And The Lightbulbs, Prateek Kuhad and Myanmar band Side Effects. It’s an exciting lineup; music only emphasised by the lush surrounding landscape in what is easily one of the most beautiful festivals in the country. You can take a look at the full lineup here.
Escape Festival of Art and Music
When: 23 – 30 August
Where: The Escape Festival of Music and Art recently announced that they’ve shifted base from Naukuchiataal, near Nainital in Uttarakhand to The Desert Himalaya Resort, Nubra Vallery, Ladakh. We’re not complaining – the Nubra Valley in ladakh could compete with Ziro as the prettiest natural festival location.
Music: Escape festival has just announced the first lineup of artists for their festival; it includes Mumbai/Aukland band Blackstratblues, Sonia Sehgal, Shadow and Light, Dhruv Sangari and Rooh, Tejas Menon and more. Full first lineup here.
Follow the Escape Festival of Art and Music on Facebook for updates and information on booking and tickets.