A concert to remember

The last weekend promised revelry and loads of fun for young music lovers. The most anticipated music festival, Bacardi NH7 weekender, which entered its third year, completely floored the crowd with different genres of music by famous artists.

  It was an amazing experience for music festival goers, as the NH7 gave its admirers a full dose of rock, metal, folk and fusion music. 

Acclaimed international artists performed on six different stages. Heavy metal pioneers Megadeth were on the Black Rock Arena stage, while the Grammy nominated musician Anoushka Shankar spelt the magic of her classical and contemporary music on Dewarist stage. Well-known classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, Pappon and Indian Ocean also shared the stage with Anoushka.

For dance lovers, Kasierdisco, known all over the world for producing music from lazy deep house to groovy techno, brought their funky music on Eristoff Wolves Den.
Music lovers, completely hypnotised by the music played by the artists, were spotted wearing colourful wigs, crazy costumes while grooving to funk, jazz, salsa and other music played by the DJs.

For Apurva Nandan, 26-year old architect with Indicus Netlabs, who is also an ardent fan of rock and metallic music, NH7 turned out to be a great event.  Having attended many music festivals in Mumbai and Pune, Apurva says, “This fest stood out from the others I have attended so far. I was there to enjoy Megadeth performance. But there were so many artists that I could not resist myself watching the others like Shafqat Amanat Ali and Indian Ocean too. It was a complete colourful event.”

Few known faces from television were also spotted as part of the audience. Indian television actress and model Shweta Salve was seen enjoying herself at Dewarists Stage during Indian Ocean’s performance while exMTV VJ Cyrus Sahukar was seen chatting up with friends. Music director Vishal Dadlani was also seen enjoying Shafqat Amanat Ali and Papon’s performances.

In an effort to promote fresh talent, Bindass Fully Fantastic Stage gave an opportunity to rising new bands who are likely to create waves with their creations in the coming year. Some of the biggest names in Indian music like Vishal Dadlani (Pentagram), Rudy Wallang  and Tripti  of Soulmate band, Karah Kale, Uday Benegal  and Mahesh T of Indus Creed  paid special tribute to Indian rock musician Amit Saigal at the Fanstastic stage.

Despite the scepticism by music lovers that Delhi has failed to handle big concerts like Metallica, the NH7 turned down all uncertainties linked with the best.

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