India’s 'happiest music festival' returned to Bengaluru with a bang! This is
third year in a row and day one of the massive four-city music festival at Embassy International Riding School in Jalahobly witnessed an incredible turn out of music lovers from not just Bengaluru but also surrounding cities.With a massive following across India, metal legends Bhayanak Maut performed their newest album Man at the Bacardi Arena this year. Composer Amit Trivedi, known for being one of the most cutting-edge producers in Indian films, stormed The Dewarists with his debut performance at a music festival.
Other performances included Ankur and The Ghalat Family, The Supersonics and Madboy/Mink.
The city got to witness major international acts including names like electronic music duo Peking Duk, six-piece rock band Money for Rope, singer-songwriter Appleonia from Australia, As Animals from France and Houdini Dax, the Britpop/new wave three-piece band from the UK.
Alongside an amazing music experience, the Bacardi NH7 Weekender this year provides for an incredible audio visual spectacle! From whacky stage designs by Sameer Kulavoor and Hanif Qureshi, to state-of-the-art visuals by Wolves to art installations by Bengaluru’s very own, Shilo Shiv Suleman, who has worked at the previous editions of the festival as well and renowned Mumbai artist Harshwardhan Kadam.
At this year’s edition, festival goers get delectable food options to dive into with specially curated stalls like Bukkad (serving Italian), Cirrus (Coorgi Food), Fisheteria (Experts in quick Fish and Chips), Five Loaves (for the suver lovers), Little Stone Oven (Wood fried Pizzas), Big Fat Momos (for brand new Momo experience).
Namma Bengaluru has loads to look forward as an even more exciting lineup awaits Day 2 of the festival, right from critically acclaimed international headliners Mutemath and Jon Hopkins (US), Cloud Control and Mr.Woodnote & Lil Rhys from Australia, The Emerald Armada from the UK, The Inspector Cluzo from France to some of India’s biggest music acts Dualist Inquiry Band, Soulmate, Spud in the Box, Skrat and Thermal And a Quarterto to name a few.