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Press Release |  27 Oct 2017 14:20 |  By RnMTeam

Bacardi NH7 Weekender kick starts its third edition in Meghalaya

MUMBAI: Bacardí NH7 Weekender returns for its third edition in the North East this Friday and Saturday. The Happiest Music Festival comes to a new venue, Wenfield The Festive Hills, Thadlaskein, Lad Mukhla and Jaintia Hills. The festival which began in 2010 in Pune, has grown to be one of the country’s most-loved and anticipated musical events, brought together by Bacardi and organizer Only Much Louder Entertainment’s promise to create experiences that bring exciting new musical talent to fans in India.

The Meghalaya edition of the festival will see guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, metal band Textures, Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi, fusion pioneers Indian Ocean and world music group Karsh Kale Collective perform alongside ten acts from across the North-East including Andrea Tariang Band, Dewdrops, Khasi Bloodz, Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree and Sarahlee from Meghalaya, Avora Records and Triau Trackx from Mizoram, Polar Lights and Tali Angh from Nagaland, as well as Lateral from Assam.

The festival stages, BACARDÍ Arena (for headliners, rock and metal), The Dewarists (folk and fusion), Breezer Vivid Shuffle (electronic and hip-hop) and Insider. in Other Stage (alternative and upcoming acts), will have simultaneous performances and fans can access all stages with their festival wristband.

As in previous years, there’s more. The Bazaar is back with pop-up shops with new fashion, accessories, art and plenty more. Between performances, fans can catch a bite at an array of food stalls, choosing from food from the region and outside. Camp Tinder is bringing a bonfire and acoustic music by Parvaaz and Faridkot, perfect for the weather. The Google Pixel 2 Zone on the other hand, is set for play sometime in the future with its neon swings and seesaws!

“The North East has been a special place for us, and this year, we’re pulling all stops to bring the best possible festival experience here. There are a lot of things notable about this year’s edition in Meghalaya – a wonderful new venue is high on that list, along with all the artists working with us from the region, be it as part of the performing artists lineup, or with the art installations, curated food stalls and Bazaar,” said Only Much Louder Entertainment CEO Vijay Nair.”

Tickets to the festival can be purchased at and at the box-office on both days of the festival. A special pop-up box-office has also been set up at SRGT Bus Stop, Near Jawaharlal Nehru Football Stadium, and Shillong from 26 October for fans to receive their festival wristbands early. This box-office will also be operational on 27 to 28 October until 3pm for fans to redeem their tickets for wristbands or buy festival and shuttle tickets.

Under 21 Season: Phase 1 Ticket: INR 1250

Regular Season: Phase 2 Ticket: INR 2250

Friday (27 October) Ticket: Day 1: INR 1500

Saturday (28 October) Ticket: Day 2: INR 1600

Special price under-21 Ticket, for those born after 29 October 1996, valid for both days of the festival are on sale. To make travel to the venue convenient for fans, the festival is offering shuttle services Shillong to the venue, and back. Pick-ups originate (and drops terminate) at SRGT Bus Stop, Near Jawaharlal Nehru Football Stadium, Shillong. Fans can choose from three routes for their return journey to Shillong via Governor’s House, Mawprem and Nongrim Hills Pump respectively.

Shuttle tickets can be purchased here:   from INR 300 onwards.

Continuing the green initiative the festival successfully launched in Pune last year, Bacardi NH7 Weekender is using a responsible waste management system in Meghalaya as well. The festival’s aim to ensure minimum waste is generated and the bulk of it is sent for recycling. Fans are urged to follow instructions at the time of disposing waste to aid the efforts of the festival team.

 The venue location can be seen on Google Maps. A digital guide that includes details, the performance schedule and instructions for festival fans can be downloaded and viewed from,g_custom/v1508919349/klacuhfvmyh1xjsdysum.pdf 

View the day-wise schedule of artists performing at the festival here:

DAY 1 - 27 October


Amit Trivedi

Indian Ocean


Dualist Inquiry (DJ Set)

Thaikkudam Bridge

Bhayanak Maut

The Local Train



Goddess Gagged

The Ganesh Talkies

When Chai Met Toast

Aqua Dominatrix


Hriday Gattani

Polar Lights

Avora Records


Andrea Tariang Band

Mahesh Raghunandan

DAY 2 – 28 October

Steve Vai

Karsh Kale Collective

The Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree

Blackstratblues All Stars


Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate


Paul Dempsey

Rhythm Shaw

Triau Trackx


Kamakshi Khanna Collective



Tali Angh

Khasi Bloodz




Rahul Rajkhowa