The fourth edition of BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender, one of the biggest music festivals in the country to be held in the Northeast witnessed stellar performances and thousands of fans swarming to the venue.
Performances by Switchfoot, Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani, Pentagram, Mohini Dey and more made the two-day festival even livelier.
The festival was held at ‘Wenfield’ – The Festive Hills, Lad Mukhla, Jaintia Hills, where it took place for the second time.
The audience also enjoyed the performance of Carnatic Classical legend TM Krishna who played at Meghalaya for the first time.
Zubeen Garg also occupied a stage space at the festival and a special set was also played by the singer as a tribute to Bhupen Hazarika.
The music festival also witnessed the energetic Zero, Pentagram and Mohini Dey. Stellar performances were also displayed by Morning Mourning, blues and instrumental act The Kush Upadhyay Group – who debuted their new EP, indie dreamfolk group Whale in the Pond.
The multi genre music festival also saw Hindustani dance music producer Ritviz, who debuted his first track from his new Album “Ved”, electronica outfit Komorebi and electro-acoustic trio The Yellow Bucket, Ape Echoes, Aarifah Rebello(with her Weekender debut) and Mali.
The local talent such as Summersalt, Dew drops, Dossers Urge, Sky Level, adL x k.ly and The Other Soul Collective and Tipriti Kharbangar and the Clansmen from Meghalaya, Rain in Sahara from Assam, The Twin Effect and Avancer from Nagaland, Minutes of Decay from Manipur as well as Takar Nabam Trio and The Vinyl Records from Arunachal Pradesh also played across the festival’s four stages.
“2018 is the most successful edition we have had in our four years here, said Supreet Kaur, Festival Director. “The love and support that we have been welcomed with has truly made us feel at home. We look forward to being back next year for another fantastic experience in such a beautiful part of the country.”
Along with all the best of music, fans thronged the bazaar, the food stalls, the official merch stalls, the Thar area, the Too Yumm Zone to shop, eat, drink, play games and add to the Weekender Experience.
The festival now travels to Lucknow, Chandigarh and Jaipur for Express editions before it reaches the city where it all started – Pune (Dec 07-09). There will be highly anticipated sets by American guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, Irish post-rock band God is an Astronaut, progressive metal act The Contortionist, popular electronic artists FKJ and NIghtmares on Wax, Indian classical musician Shubha Mudgal, hip-hop act Divine, and many more.