On the 18th, 19th and 20th of this month, we attended the Bacardi NH7 Weekender which is rightly billed the happiest music festival in the country. Spread on the expansive Laxmi Lawns of Magarpatta City, Pune, the festival was host to a range of musicians across various genres and musical bearings.

Here’s a list of what we liked the most.

Pepsi Dub Station


  • Reggae Rajahs
  • Humble the Poet
  • Taal Inc.
  • The Ska Vengers

Eristoff Wolves’ Den


  • B.R.E.E.D
  • Midival Punditz
  • Riz MC
  • Dualist Inquiry
  • Shaa’ir + Func

Bacardi Black Rock Arena


  • Menwhopause
  • Bhayanak Maut
  • Skyharbor
  • Blackstratblues

The Dewarists’ Stage


  • Swarathma
  • Papon and the East India Company
  • Soulmate

The Other Stage

  • Akhu Chingangbam (Imphal Talkies)
  • Siddharth Basrur (Goddess Gagged)
  • Alisha Bath (Middle Sister)

From our team, Apoorva Gavarraju also managed to have a little chat with Imogen Heap – an event of such massive proportions that she still can’t stop smiling about. Read the interview in the drop-down below.

Photographs by Anurag Banerjee