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Indie biggies head to India

music Updated: Dec 06, 2010 00:26 IST
Malvika Nanda
Malvika Nanda
Hindustan Times
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Is Indie music your thing? Then head to Pune this weekend. Critically acclaimed Reggae/ Electronica collective Asian Dub Foundation (ADF), alternative rock band The Magic Numbers and singer Susheela Raman are headlining India’s brand new music festival Bacardi NH7 Weekender.

It’s the first time ADF and The Magic Numbers are heading to India, and they’re super excited about performing here. “We’re absolutely delighted to be finally playing live in India. It means a great deal to us,” says ADF, which is known for their political and social songs.

For the members of The Magic Numbers, India was always on the cards. “We’ve loved Indian music and admired its historical influence on UK and American rock and folk music ever since The Beatles went to Rishikesh in the 60’s... We’ve been inspired by that period in our latest album, The Runaway,” they say.

The three-day long multi-genre festival begins on December 10 and is being managed by Mumbai-based event organisers, Only Much Louder, in collaboration with two veterans from the UK music scene — Stephen Budd and Martin Elbourne.