The happiest festival is back and had a great fourth edition in Meghalaya!

Credits: Jishnu Chakraborty

Meghalaya saw another brilliant year with Bacardi NH7 Weekender last weekend. The festival seems to be getting bigger and better with every passing year. And the fourth edition in Meghalaya is just the start of the amazing experiences that Weekender has to offer this year.

With a sold out venue on the second day, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Meghalaya saw a massive reception this year. The two days were filled with power packed performances by alternative rock bands Poets of the Fall and Switchfoot. English guitarist Guthrie Govan also blew the audience away with his set on day 1. Day 1 also saw performances by Shillong’s very own Tipriti Kharbangar and the Clansmen, as well as several other Indian acts like Sandunes (Live), Aditi Ramesh, Scribe, and Shadow and Light to name a few.

Credits: Agniprava Nath

On day 2, Bollywood music composer and performer Shankar Mahadevan played at the festival for the second time, with his music collective – My Country, My Music, with the audience calling for an encore when he finished. The audience also enjoyed the performance of Carnatic Classical legend TM Krishna who played at Meghalaya for the first time. Festival goers also enjoyed energetic performances by Zero, Pentagram and Mohini Dey.

2018 is the most successful edition we have had in our four years here. 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. -Supreet Kaur, Festival Director

Along with the amazing music, the added fun at the bazaar, the food stalls, the official merch stalls, the Thar area, and the Too Yumm Zone is what completes the Weekender experience and takes this festival to another level. The biggest indie festival of the country has become one of most anticipated experiences of the year and keeps the audience wanting more!

Day-wise schedule of artists that performed at the festival:

Friday, 2 November 2018
  • Poets of the Fall
  • Guthrie Govan
  • Tipriti Kharbangar and the Clansmen
  • Zubeen Garg’s Tribute to Bhupen Hazarika
  • Dualist Inquiry
  • Scribe
  • Sandunes Live
  • Tiny Fingers
  • Summersalt
  • Abhilash Choudhury
  • Aditi Ramesh
  • adL x k.ly & The Other Soul Collective
  • Avancer
  • Fiddler’s Green
  • Kumail (Live)
  • Mahesh Raghunandan
  • Shadow and Light
  • The Pirates
  • The Twin Effect
  • The Vinyl Records
Saturday, 3 November 2018
  • Switchfoot
  • Shankar Mahadevan: My Country, My Music
  • Pentagram
  • Zero
  • TM Krishna
  • Mohini Dey
  • Ritviz
  • Dewdrops
  • Aarifah Rebello
  • Ape Echoes
  • Dossers Urge
  • Komorebi, Mali
  • Morning Mourning
  • Rain in Sahara
  • Sky Level
  • Takar Nabam Trio
  • The Kush Upadhyay Group
  • The Yellow Bucket
  • Whale in the Pond

A digital guide that included details, the performance schedule and instructions for festival fans can be downloaded and viewed here. The venue location can be seen on Google Maps here.

Coming up are the Express editions of the festival in Lucknow, Chandigarh, and Jaipur. And finally, the festival will travel to Pune (7-9 December 2018), where the festival attendees will enjoy performances 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.

Tickets for the other editions are available online at https://insider.in/nh7-weekender.

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