If the three-day music festival is just an excuse for a weekend getaway, you may have more to explore this time around. Between stage hopping, music fans can also take time off to bring home band merchandise at the flea market at Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Pune. From T-shirts and headgears to CDs and badges, there are over 30 stalls exhibiting their wares this year.
“This is a great venue for us to showcase our funky products. Placing them at a youth festival is a great idea for us,” says Meghna Ogale of lifestyle brand Big Bag Theory. From customised shoes to kitschy, Bollywood-inspired accessories, the Weekender bazaar will see the country’s young talent teaming up to put together an unusual exhibition.
For the green concertgoers, there’s everything from organic make-up by Waterline Cosmetics to eco-friendly, free trade endorsed clothing by No Nasties. And besides shopping for funky wear at the indie fest, there is also reason to flaunt your very own style.
Photographer Prathna Singh’s latest project will see her on a style prowl. “The basic idea is to do a photo montage of all the coolest, funniest and funkiest dressed people at the festival belonging to all age groups,” she says, adding, “Last year at the festival, I noticed that people had really made an effort to dress up for all three days of the event. We could have been anywhere in the world - Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Coachella. So I want to capture that vibe on camera.”
Sky Rabbit (Mumbai)
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Midival Punditz with Monica Dogra and Humble The Poet (Delhi, Mumbai, Toronto)