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Bacardi NH7 Weekender Date, Ticket, Lineup and Venue Details



Date: Oct 18-20
Venue: Laxmi Lawns, Next to Magarpatta City
Line Up:
Ankur Tewari, BLOT vs. Kohra, Blackstratblues, Chase & Status DJ Set, Devoid, Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator, Dualist Inquiry, Indian Ocean, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, Krunk All-Stars, Maati Baani, Midival Punditz (Live), Nischay Parekh, Nucleya, Papon & The East India Company, Parvaaz, Pentagram, Prateek Kuhad Collective, Scribe, Shankar Tucker, Simian Mobile Disco, Skindred, Sky Rabbit, Slow Club, Suman Sridhar feat. Jiver, Textures, The Raghu Dixit Project, Vachan Chinappa, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, Your Chin


Date: Nov 23, 24
Venue: Embassy International Riding School
Line Up:
Dry the River, Kailasa, Lucky Ali, Mekaal Hasan Band, The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel, The Raghu Dixit Project, Krunk All-Stars, Noisia, Nucleya, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) Solo DJ set, Shaa’ir + Func, And So I Watch You from Afar, Bevar Sea, Inner Sanctum, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, TesseracT, The Fender Benders, Nischay Parekh, Prateek Kuhad, Sulk Station, Zervas & Pepper, Bobby Friction, Cali P & Chiqui Dubs, Dakta Dub, DJ Uri, EZ Riser, Low Rhyderz, Pippin, Poirier, Reggae Rajahs, Sound Avtar, _RHL

Delhi, NCR

Date: Nov 30, Dec 1
Venue: Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida
Line Up:
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Dry the River, Faridkot, Kailasa, Lucky Ali, Mekaal Hasan Band, Noori, Benga, Kill Paris, Michal Menert, Nucleya, Sandunes, Shiva Soundsystem, And So I Watch You from Afar, J.Viewz, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, Meshuggah, MUTEMATH, Scribe, SundogProject, The Ska Vengers, Arooj Aftab, Dhruv Visvanath, Nischay Parekh, Prateek Kuhad Collective, Rajasthan Roots, Zervas & Pepper, Baba Jas, Dubtron, Frame/Frame, Moniker, Soundclash, Swaggamuffin, Tarqeeb, The Grind, The Heatwave, YT, Ziggy the Blunt


Date: Dec 14,15
Venue: Ibiza Resort, Merlin Greens
Line Up:
Indian Ocean, Kailasa, Papon & The East India Company, PINKNOISE, Soulmate, Swarathma, The Raghu Dixit Project, Arjun Vagale presents Re:Focus, Bay Beat Collective, BLOT vs. Kohra, Dualist Inquiry Band, Michal Menert, Nucleya, The Ska Vengers, Demonic Resurrection, Digital Suicide, Ganesh Talkies, Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, Parikrama, Pentagram, Textures, Undying Inc, Zero, Girish Pradhan, Nischay Parekh, Prateek Kuhad, Tajdar Junaid, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, AlgoRhythm, BASSFoundation, David Boomah, Delhi Sultanate and Begum X, DJ Uri, EZ Riser, Reggae Rajahs, Sandunes, Smoke Signal, Sound Avtar, Yidam

Ticket Details:
Community Ticket: Rs 3000 The Community ticket is a three-day ticket available to anyone who has purchased tickets to any of our festivals (Bacardi NH7 Weekender, A Summer’s Day or Invasion), or is a registered user on NH7.in
Regular Ticket: Rs 3750 Valid for all three days
Under-21 Ticket: Rs 1750 (You qualify if you were born after Oct 1, 1992)

Pune + Bangalore : Rs 4500
Pune + Delhi : Rs 4500
Pune + Kolkata : Rs 4500
All Four Cities: Rs 6000. Buy tickets for 3 cities and get the 4th free. Not transferable.


Folknation Night at Blue Frog, Mumbai


Kunal Khullar

Passionate for photography and music, Kunal is a Delhi boy who is apparently NOT a rapist. Currently pursuing photography as a profession, he loves all kinds of musical genres and is also a big geek when it comes to gadgets and the latest in technology.


East India Company at Assam Engineering College


Nisith Bharali

Nisith Bharali is a freelance photographer and a guitar trainer. His other interests include travelling, reading, cooking, angling and playing tennis.


Voodoo Child’s got Attitude





Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand.

‘Cause I’m a voodoo child…

It would definitely be quite the task for anyone else, but this was exactly what Voodoo Child did on Saturday, 26th February; 2010, at Gurgaon.

A classic-rock band from Assam,Voodoo Child are aptly named after the magic churned out by the one and only Jimi Hendrix. This was their first show that I attended and I was eager to find out how good this band really was. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, they smashed the mountain they claimed to chop. The crowd went ballistic as they covered one song after another. Right from the beginning, this band had the audience hooked on to every note they were playing. Attitude in Gurgaon was choc-a-bloc with hardcore rock’n’roll patrons who knew what they had come for. They were provided exactly that, but with a dash of something new.

It is difficult to cover the same old songs and still hold the audience’s attention. So, Voodoo Child played all the familiar songs with a dash of unfamiliarity. The lead guitarist had his own take on ‘Black Magic Woman‘ and while everyone was waiting for Santana, he surprised us all by rendering his own guitar solos. Doing absolute justice to the band, to his Les Paul Gibson and to himself, the man channeled magic through his fingers!

The bass playing was pure awesomeness. During the introduction he was referred to as ‘The Machine’, which rather perfectly wraps up this guy’s description. He made simple bass lines sound very harmonious and appeared to be the backbone of the band, weaving everything together note by note. Though the drummer looked young and raw, the kind of quality and composure he displayed through his thundering rolls was unbelievable. Kirti from East India Company was the guest percussionist on the bongo. He added a very rich flavor to the already very heady concoction of Voodoo Child. His experience and expertise added much character to their music. Voodoo Child covered all the right songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival to The Doors and Santana among others. It was no surprise that they saved Pink Floyd as the crème-de-la-crème.

On the whole, it was a very satisfying experience. In the midst of all the metal and electronic bands which are multiplying like rabbits, Voodoo Child manages to carve a very special niche of class and nostalgia for themselves, while tapping at the listener’s soul.