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Music mania to give Delhi a jolt

music Updated: Sep 11, 2012 00:57 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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Here’s one of the biggest weekend fix you could ask for. Music festival - Bacardi NH7 Weekender is going to kick-off this time, from Delhi NCR. With over 200 artists, six stages, 60 pre-parties spread across three cities, the festival, being organised in October, promises to be a power packed experience.

“It’s our first time in Delhi and we are starting off the festival from here. It’s the first mutli-genre music festival of sorts for the city,” says Vijay Nair, CEO of Only Much Louder that organises the festival.One of the highlights this year will be six stages in every city, each dedicated to a different genre of music. The festival brings back the popular dance and electronic stage Eristoff Wolves Den, The Dewarists Stage with folk and fusion music, Bacardi Black Rock Arena with rock and metal, Dub Station with Dubstep, drum, bass and reggae and The Other Stage with singer and songwriters. A new addition this year is the Fully Fantastic Indie Stage, as a tribute to late Rock Street Journal founder Amit Saigal who passed away last year.

“We wanted to give a different essence to the festival. There are some acts that have a different sound and don’t fit into the broader genres. This stage is for them,” says Nair.

The fest travels from Delhi (October) to Pune (November) to Bengaluru (December), giving a three-month long gala to music lovers. Each city’s gig has a different line up of musicians.

From Indus Creed, Parikrama, Pentagram, Advaita, Indian Ocean, Midival Punditz, Papon and The East India Company, Shafqat Amanat Ali, The Raghu Dixit Project to Blot 3D, Nucleya, Bobby Friction, Swarathma, Them Clones and Menwhopause the Delhi edition has lots to look forward to.

“We are bringing acts from all over the world and can’t wait to initiate new people into this experience. As before, our only ambition is to create an experience that people will perhaps remember as the happiest festival and look forward to each year,” says Nair.

Watch out for...
Indus Creed
Singer Papon & The East India Company
The Raghu Dixit Project
Ankur Tewari & The Ghalat Family
Indian Ocean
Karsh Kale Collectiv
Midival Punditz
Shafqat Amanat Ali
Hexstatic Presents Holotronica

Catch it live
What: Bacardi NH7 Weekender
When: October 13-14, 2012
Tickets: R3000 (for both days - R1499 for people under 21), R1500 (for day one), R2000 (for day two). (10% loyalty discount for those who have attended the festival in the past).
Where: Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida