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Have a blast, this Weekender

The NH7 Weekender is all set for its fifth edition with a bigger line-up and more shows, spread over three days, starting this Friday

When the first Bacardi NH7 Weekender was held at Koregaon Park in Pune in December 2010, the idea was simple: to offer a space where music lovers of different genres could come together and listen to their favourite artistes. Over the years, the festival spread its wings to three other cities — Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi, but the charm of home turf never seems to be fading away.

Visitors at a previous edition of the NH7 Weekender
Visitors at a previous edition of the NH7 Weekender

Now, after shows in Bengaluru and Kolkata, the three-day festival has arrived in Pune for the fifth year, starting from November 21. From here, the festival will go to Delhi, where it be held on November 29 and 30.

Castles in the Sky
Castles in the Sky

The line-up for the Pune edition, includes several of the country’s most popular names like Monica Dogra, Amit Trivedi, Bhavishyavani Crew, Bhayanak Maut, The F16s, Reggae Rajahs, Sickflip, The Raghu Dixit Project, The Ska Vengers, Indian Oceans, and many more. Some foreign acts include Motopony, BREED and Goldspot, among others.

The F16s
The F16s

The spirits are really high among the participant bands. “We try to keep our sets as fresh as possible, indulging our audience in alternative grooves and melodies. Our set at the NH7 Weekender would feature Future Garage, Grime, and sounds inspired by the latest trends in European Music,” says Shibham Mehra from the band, Castles in The Sky.

The band is performing in the festival for the second time, and seems really excited about its performance. “Pune is our home turf, and this is our second time performing at the NH7 Weekender in Pune and we are really looking forward to playing again,” says Angad Bharaj, member of the band, Castles in The Sky.

Josh Skank of the band, The F16s informs that playing at festivals like NH7 Weekender, in front of an energetic crowd always lifts up the mood. “It gives us a large platform to showcase our music,” he adds.

“There is a genuine enthusiasm, which is quite evident with festival goers towards the local talent, and that is great to see,” says Bharaj.

On: From November 21 to 23, 3 pm to 10 pm
At: Laxmi Lawns, near Magarpatta City, Hadapsar-Kharadi Bypass, Hadapsar.
Log on to: nh7.in/weekender (to check the full line-up)
Entry: Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000

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