Australian rock band Karnivool performing (Photo: Wikipedia)

Bacardi NH7 Weekender, announced its line-up for the 2019 Meghalaya edition of the music festival on August 21 with Australian rock band Karnivool as one of the headlining acts. Like last two seasons, the festival will be hosted at ‘Wenfield’ – The Festive Hills, Lad Mukhla, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya on November 1 and 2.

The organizers of the ‘happiest music festival’, which is celebrating its 10th edition overall and fifth in Meghalaya, announced the line-up which is loaded with variety which spans multiple genre.

The Meghalaya edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2019 will include performances by Canadian progressive metal band Intervals, Shubha Mudgal, Soulmate, Benny Dayal, When Chai Met Toast, Raja Kumari, Imphal Talkies, Andrea Tariang Band, Tanya Nambiar etc.

“We are thrilled to be back in Meghalaya for our fifth year in the state. Since our festival’s journey began in 2010, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has programmed extraordinary talent for an equally passionate and growing audience of music fans. The festival began as a home for Indie musicians to connect with their fans like never before, and over 10 years, it’s been surreal to witness the festival grow in the most organic way – both sonically and as a community. With over 82 per cent of our line-up making their festival debut this year, we hope to see fans, old and new to celebrate this decade of happiness with us,” said Supreet Kaur, Festival Director.

Anshuman Goenka, BACARDÍ Director Marketing, India commented, “Ten years ago, BACARDÍ’s passion for music and our inherent legacy of creating immersive experiences, led to a creative partnership with OML, giving India one of its first music festivals ever – BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender. Fondly referred to as India’s Happiest Music festival, our commitment to providing unique experiences and showcasing true talent, remains undeterred. In the last 10 years, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has successfully brought independent music to mainstream culture and we are confident that in the next ten years, the community will grow bigger and stronger. This year, we look forward to celebrating the festival, our fans and the spirit of always doing what moves us.”

After the Meghalaya edition, the festival will move to Pune where it will play from November 29-December 1, 2019.

The festival’s first edition was hosted in Pune way back in 2010 and has since been loved by loyal fans for its eclectic and exciting mix of performing artists across genres. This year, global performers who will enthrall the city of Pune are Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Opeth, Kodaline, Dreamville Showcase – Earthgang, Cozz, Garden City Movement and Underside. The Indian line-up includes names such as A Hariharan performing Soul India, Wadlis, Raja Kumari, Brodha V, and Bhayanak Maut.

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