The happiest festival ended on a very high note this year!
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender held its seventh edition this year from the 3rd to the 5th of December at Life Republic in Hinjewadi, Pune and was a great success with an all time high number of 60,000 attendees!
Over 140 artists performed for the festival-goers, gathering cities like Pune, Shillong and Hyderabad along with its mini-Express editions in Kolkata, Puducherry, Mysore, Nagpur and Jaipur! Pune was where it all ended, with many incredible artists like Steven Wilson, Jose Gonzalez, Dualist Inquiry, Anoushka Shankar, The F16’s, Nucleya, Karsh Kale and many more performers getting on the various stages at the venue.
CEO, Only Much Louder, Vijay Nair said, “Our seventh homecoming has been incredible. We’ve come a long way from when we started in 2010. I’m happy that we’ve been able to offer fans a different and brand-new experience year-on-year. This year, along with new artists, we’ve explored new genres in our lineup, new experiences within the festival and a whole new venue. It’s great to see Weekender fans and new audiences opening up to it all. The team and I are very excited about the prospect of bringing fans an even bigger festival experience to Pune next year.”
The festival also included creative informative videos on safety and security for women at the venue, all penned by the comedians at All India Bakchod, a waste management system where the recyclables were collected separately and edible waste will be composted. this year also introduced the NH7 Weekender App (available only on Android) that would help the festival goers updated with the schedule as well as information about emergency siuations.
There were plenty of food stalls with various options for everyone to enjoy with the added benefit of PayTM service along with a bazaar filled with funky tees, accessories and artist merchandise and the NH7 Periphery Art Project curated by Bombay Duck Designs. And who can’t be attracted by the huge Ferris Wheel that took everyone back to their childhood days.
We can’t wait till next year to do it all over again.