The two day BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender will be held on the coming Friday and Saturday

Shillong, Oct 29: It’s time to head to the hills for some rock and roll, great food and a host of exciting live performances at the fifth edition of BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender in Meghalaya on November 1-2, 2019. The two day festival, conceptualised by OML to bring together some of the best global and local music talent to India, will be held at Wenfield, The Festive Hills, Thadlaskein, Lad Mukhla, Jaintia Hills.

The scenic mountains of Meghalaya will reverberate with some great music and live performances by stellar artists including Marty Friedman, Karnivool, TesseracT, Intervals, Shubha Mudgal, BLOT (live), Benny Dayal and Funktuation, Soulmate: The North East Blues Special, Imphal Talkies, Khasi Bloodz + Guests, Pia Collada and Raja Kumari, to name a few.

All attendees will have access to four spectacular stages — BACARDÍ Arena for rock and metal, The Dewar’s Stage for world music, The Breezer Vivid stage for electronic and hip-hop performances, and the Gaana Stage for indie and singer-songwriter sets.

For those who are in-between performances of their favourite artists can indulge in some shopping at the bustling flea bazaar, or head to the food stalls for a variety of delicious food and snacks. There are also a variety of different activities by the festival’s partner brands – including the Gaana Studio, where you can lounge, get some exclusive artist interviews and photo ops, and relax in between sets. You could also head to the CRED lounge, an exclusive area for CRED members where people can chill, recharge and engage in fun activities.

The festival is supporting many initiatives, including the Paper Bridge Project, that aims to build libraries in the remotest corners of India, so donate a book for a good cause when you come over to the happiest music festival! Continuing the green initiative the festival successfully launched in Pune a few years ago, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender is ensuring that the festival generates as little disposable waste as possible.

The festival is designed to be as green as possible, with most of the waste sent for recycling. In furtherance of this, fans are urged to reuse their cups to get a discount on their next drink. Plastic straws have been banned at the festival and now replaced with paper straws, and drinks will be served in rice husk glasses. The food stalls will also all serve food with compostable cutlery.

“We’re very excited to be back in Meghalaya for the 10th year of the festival, and our 5th year in the North East. Ever since BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender travelled here in 2015, the Meghalaya edition has been special for us. We’re very proud of what we’re doing here – encouraging and supporting the local talent, bringing in the best international acts, and bringing this part of the country a truly spectacular weekend” said Supreet Kaur, festival director.

The box office and entry gates will shut at 8pm on both days so fans are encouraged to get their tickets online and redeem their wristbands on time. Do make note – if you head outside, make sure to get inside early because gates shut at 8pm! Also – if you’re taking your vehicle to the venue – do leave your phone number on the windshield so we can contact you in case of any issue.


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