Line-ups for the 5 editions of Bacardi NH7 Weekender were finally announced on August 5, and expectedly, they hogged the limelight on Twitter. OML’s manner of making the announcements was painfully slow (for over six hours, there were announcements one at a time, every few minutes) but also genius (they got all sorts of Twitterati – musicians, media persons, aficionados and a bunch of comedians to make the big reveals).
It all kicked off with stand-up comic Rohan Joshi revealing that British DJ-producer Mark Ronson would headline Pune, Delhi and Bengaluru editions. Other big names like AR Rahman and Flying Lotus will also perform at these three editions, while rockers Megadeth, Bob Marley’s band The Wailers and Kailash Kher’s Kailasa will be top draw at the Kolkata and inaugural Shillong editions. Check out the entire line-up.
Shillong (October 23-24)
Megadeth, The Wailers, Kailasa, Papon and the East India Company, Parikrama, Reggae Rajahs, Sandunes, Scribe, Shaa’ir + Func, Soulmate, Swarathma, Indus Creed, Blackstratblues, Ankur and the Ghalat Family, Bhayanak Maut, Dualist Inquiry, A Collective, Bombay Bassment, Borkung Hrangkhawl, EZ Riser, Imphal Talkies, Lou Majaw and Friends, Lucid Recess, Madboy/Mink, Nicholson, Skrat, Nischay Parekh, Nucleya, Pangea, Sound Avtar, Street Stories, Summersault, The F16’s, The Raghu Dixit Project, The Ska Vengers, Undying Inc, Your Chin
Kolkata (October 31-November 1)
Megadeth, The Wailers, Kailasa, Niladri Kumar, Papon and the East India Company, Parikrama, Reggae Rajahs, Shaa’ir + Func, Dualist Inquiry, The Bartender, Anish Sood, Arka, Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate, Cactus, Dhruv Voyage, Neel and the Lightbulbs, Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe, Nicholson, Nikhil D’Souza, Nischay Parekh, Nucleya, Oh Rocket!, Parvaaz, Pinknoise, Prateek Kuhad, Sickflip, Spud In The Box, Sukanti and Anushree, Swarathma, Underground Authority, Zoo, Zygnema
Delhi (November 28-29)
Mark Ronson, AR Rahman, Flying Lotus, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, L. Subramaniam, The Raghu Dixit Project, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, Reggae Rajahs, Selvaganesh, Soulmate, Hidden Orchestra, Peasant’s King, Pierce Brothers, Rehan Dalal, The Clameens, The Map Room, Thumpers, Advaita, Ankur and the Ghalat Family, Begum, Bipul Chettri, Chayan and Smiti, Dhruv Vishvanath, Faridkot, Frisky Pints, Hriday Gattani, Maati Baani, Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe, Noori, Nucleya, Parikrama, Parvaaz, Sapta, Spud In The Box
Pune (December 4-6)
Mark Ronson, AR Rahman, Flying Lotus, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Niladri Kumar, Baba Sehgal, Soulmate, Swarathma, The Raghu Dixit Project, Dualist Inquiry, Erotic Market, Hidden Orchestra, Peasant’s King, Pierce Brothers, Rehan Dalal, Soul Clap, The Clameens, The Map Room, Thumpers, Aayushi Karnik, Alisha Pais, Arka, Blakc, Bipul Chettri, Dhruv Voyage, DJ Uri and the 3Stylers, Fossils, Gully Gang, Hriday Gattani, Last Remaining Light, Madboy/Mink, Max Godman, Nicholson, Nischay Parekh, Peepal Tree, Peter Cat Recording Co., Prateek Kuhad, Raghav Sachar, Sapta, Until We Last, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney
Bangalore (December 5-6)
Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, AR Rahman, L. Subramaniam, Erotic Market, Hidden Orchestra, Peasant’s King, Rehan Dalal, Soul Clap, The Clameens, The Map Room, Thumpers, Arka, Brodha V, Clinton Cejero, Dhruv Ghanekar, Gabriel Daniel, Mad Orange Fireworks, Mahesh Raghunandan, Nikhil D’Souza, Noori, Swarathma, The Colour Compound, Tails On Fire, Thauikkudam Bridge, The F16’s, The Ganesh Talkies, The Raghu Dixit Project, Undying Inc, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney