Recap: Bacardi NH7 Weekender Shillong
26 October 2015
For one of India’s largest festivals, NH7 Weekender had humble beginnings. It was launched in 2010 and took place in Koregaon Park, Pune to a relatively small audience over three days. The artists represented the best of Indian mainstream and indie talent at a large festival for the first time back then and included the likes of Midival Punditz, Shaa’ir + Func, Arjun Vagale, Indian Ocean, PINKNOISE and more.
Now 5 years down the line, Bacardi NH7 Weekender has swelled to formidable proportions, bringing in international artists like Flying Lotus, Mark Ronson and the Wailers down to the country for the first time. The festival now also takes place in 5 cities, including Pune, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, and for the first time this year – Shillong. The picturesque little town is the capital of Meghalaya the eastern Himalayas and a hub for music in the North-East (and India in general).
We thought NH7’s maiden tour to the eastern mountains deserved a recap. It’s received very positive feedback from attendees on social media (despite the dodgy weather) and the fact that it takes place in such a pretty locale has made for some beautiful pictures. Performing artists at the festival this year included Megadeth, Nucleya, Scribe, The Wailers, Parikrama, Imphal Talkies, Shaa’ir + Func and many more.
Here’s what went down in pictures so far:
Image credits: Himanshu Rohilla & Naman Saraiya