The 6th edition of the happiest music festival – Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2015 kicked off its first chapter this year from the picturesque Shillong on Friday. Thousands of music lovers from all over Shillong and surrounding cities thronged to RBDSA Sports Complex in Bhoirymbong to catch some of the biggest international and Indian acts.
The two-day fest which promises an exciting fare for music lovers was graced by the eminent Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
The first day of the festival in the hills of Shillong saw a diverse and incredible lineup of both Indian and international artists. Right from iconic artists like The Wailers who have performed all over the world to the great Indian voice of Parikrama who mesmerised the audience with their fusion tunes, the first day of the Shillong leg had it all. Popular home-grown band Imphal Talkies wowed the crowd with their fervour and fresh music. Shaa’ir + Func brought thousands to their feet to dance, sway, and take in the enriching experience.
Along with some great music and a breath-taking view, this year’s festival also featured the Engrave’s Maker’s Market. This unique Bazaar is a specially curated space for artists, craftspeople, DIYers from across India to showcase their creative products. From hand-woven baskets and beaten metalware, to funky tees, fashion accessories, jewelry, bags, art, home décor and more, this smorgasbord of unique products from a variety of makers caught the fancy of everyone present there. One of the other attractions that the festival goer’s fancied is the food!
Needless to say, day-1 of the first ever edition of Shillong Weekender was revolutionary in all aspects right from music to natural beauty and food!
Day 2 has gamut of experiences to look forward to with the much-anticipated metal legends Megadeth along with Indian favourites Lou Majaw & Friends, Kailasa, Bhayanak Maut, Scribe, Swarathama, Nucleya and many more.
Over the last five years, Bacardi NH7 Weekender has grown to be one of the country’s most loved musical weekends – representing Bacardi India and Only Much Louder’s commitment to giving fans unforgettable musical experiences – a reflection of the untamable spirit of the festival. This year, over 150 artists will play at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender’s five editions – Shillong, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru.
Bacardi, the largest privately held Spirits Company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. Launched in India in 1998, the Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including: BACARDÍ rum, the world’s best-selling and most-awarded rum, as well as the world’s most-awarded spirit; GREY GOOSE vodka, the world’s leading super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S Blended Scotch whisky, the world’s most-awarded blended Scotch; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouth and the world’s favourite Italian sparkling wines. ERISTOFF vodka, one of the fastest-growing vodka brands in the world; and other leading and emerging brands.
Founded 152 years ago in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi manufactures its brands at 29 facilities in 16 markets on four continents and sells in more than 160 countries.