Steven Wilson, Jose Gonzalez & More Announced For NH7 Weekender 2016
8 August 2016
India’s 'happiest music festival' Bacardi NH7 Weekender announced its lineup last week on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #lineup2016. They've also made the controversial decision to exclude bigger cities like Delhi and Bangalore, focussing their attention instead on Shillong, after a successful first edition in 2015, and Hyderabad, a city that has seen a lot of growth in venues and events over the last couple of years.
The event will be kicking off in Shillong on 21-22 October, followed by Hyderabad from 5-6 November and Pune, from 2-4 December. You can purchase tickets here on Insider. More details about the festival’s ‘Express’ editions and house parties available here.
All that aside, a good festival really comes down to one main factor – the lineup. NH7 Weekender has announced some big names to get the hype going. International acts announced so far include musician and progressive rock legend Steven Wilson, folk musician and singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez, Anoushka Shankar, record producer and hip-hop icon DJ Premier, Leeds based Eagulls, Welsh dreampop, shoegaze outfit The Joy Formidable, Grammy nominated producer and DJ RAC, reggae musician Natty, alt-rock band Dinosaur Pile-Up, alternative London based Wild Palms as well as supergroup Vangoffey.
Indian acts playing this year include Nucleya, Dualist Inquiry, The F16s, Sandunes, DIVINE, Nicholson, Until We Last, Arjun Vagale, Black Letters, Komorebi, Su Real, Farhan Akhtar, Imphal Talkies and The Howlers, Kumail, Murthovic, The Raghu Dixit Project, SICKFLIP, Undying Inc. Bipul Chettri, Vir Das and Alien Chutney, Madboy/Mink, Sid Vashi, Parekh and Singh, Prateek Kuhad, Sky Harbor, Blue Temptation, Parvaaz, Kanchan Daniel & the Beards, Nanok, Mali (Maalavika), Dhruv V., Soulmate, Shankar Mahadevan, Peepal Tree, Swarathma, Anish Sood, The Ganesh Talkies, Alobo Naga and The Band, Parikrama, Lagori, Rhythm Shaw, Ankur & The Ghalat Family, Dossers Urge, The Ska Vengers, The Ritornellos, RIVER, Borkung Hrangkhawl, Mr.Woodnote & Lil Rhys, Sapta, Bhayanak Maut, Hriday Gattani, Aberrant, Papon, Dhruv Ghanekar, Alluri, MOSKO, Spud In The Box, Skrat, Indian Ocean, Tejas, aswekeepsearching, When Chai Met Toast, FOSSILS, Easy Wanderlings, Baiju Dharmajan and Underground Authority.