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Steven Wilson, Anoushka Shankar to Headline Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2016

The annual music festival’s seventh edition announced international and Indian artists for their lineup throughout the day

Rolling Stone India Aug 05, 2016
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Steven Wilson live with Porcupine Tree at IIT Mood Indigo in Mumbai. Photo: Bobin James

Steven Wilson live with Porcupine Tree at IIT Mood Indigo in Mumbai. Photo: Bobin James

It looks like Bacardi NH7 Weekender have got all their genres covered with #lineup2016–the annual music festival has announced headliners that include everyone from [much-anticipated] prog artist Steven Wilson (with shows in Shillong and Pune) to veteran American hip hop DJ Premier to metallers Skyharbor (both in Pune). The lineup, which was revealed through the day today, also includes a fair share of Bollywood representation with acts like Shankar Mahadevan with his ”˜My Country My Music’ folk project, Farhan Live and AR Rahman-founded a capella group NAFS.

Apart from Wilson, other big draws include international acts across the board English rockers band Dinosaur Pile up (who performed at the 2014 edition), Swedish indie/folk singer-songwriter José Gonzalez, American electronic music producer RAC, Welsh alt rock band The Joy Formidable and more.

The seventh edition of Weekender keeps its date with Pune [December 2nd to 4th] and will return to Shillong [October 21st and 22nd], but skips Delhi and Bengaluru for the first time since it was introduced in 2012. Expansion is definitely the main focus this year, with Weekender setting up in Hyderabad for the first time, on November 5th and 6th.

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October 21 st and 22nd
Steven Wilson, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Mr. Woodnote and Lil Rhys, Natty, Wild Palms, Vertical Horizon, Soulmate, Abberant, Alobo Naga and the Band, Sickflip, Aswekeepsearching, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, Blue Temptation, Undying Inc, Farhan Live, Bipul Chettri, The Ritornellos, Su Real, Dhruv Vishvanath, Dhruv Voyage, Papon, Dossers Urge, Dualist Inquiry, Fossils, Imphal Talkies, Nucleya, Kumail, Nanok, Madboy/Mink, Rhythm Shaw, Prateek Kuhad, River, Sapta, Underground Authority, Tejas

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November 5th and 6th
Dinosaur Pile-Up, Alluri, The Raghu Dixit Project, The Ska Vengers, Anish Sood, Ankur Tewari and the Ghalat Family, Arjun Vagale, Swarathma, Murthovic, Skrat, Aswekeepsearching, Bhayanak Maut, Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate, Black Letters, Dualist Inquiry, Indian Ocean, Dhruv Visvanath, Parvaaz, Farhan Live, Madboy/Mink, Hriday Gattani, Komorebi, Nicholson,  Lagori, Nucleya, Parikrama, Peepal Tree, Prateek Kuhad, Sandunes, Sapta, Spud In The Box, The Ganesh Talkies, Until We Last, The F16s

Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4
Steven Wilson, Anoushka Shankar, DJ Premier, RAC, The Joy Formidable, Jose Gonzalez, Vangoffey
Abish Mathew and Kenneth Sebastian, Aswekeepsearching, Borkung Hrangkhawl, Divine, Dossers Urge, Easy Wanderlings, Imphal Talkies, Kanchan Daniel and the Beards, Komorebi, Mali, Mosko, NAFS, Nicholson, Nucleya, Papon, Parekh + Singh, Rhythm Shaw, RIVER, Sapta, Sempre Libera, Shankar Mahadevan, Sid Vashi, Skyharbor, Thaikkudam Bridge, The F16s, The Ganesh Talkies, Underground Authority, When Chai Met Toast



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