The happiest music festival is this weekend- are you ready? Here’s LBB’s top picks to get you excited {and groovin’!}.

Flying Lotus

Multi-genre master Flying Lotus, hailing from Los Angeles, is one of the top international acts at Weekender this year, and with good reason. The producer, DJ and rapper has a long list of killer collaborations with some of music’s biggest names. With so many collabs and such variety his music can be hard to define. Think heavy bass lines, high quality production, diverse vocals and rowdy drops. We can’t wait to be jostling in the front row to catch a glimpse of him.

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Hidden Orchestra

The four-piece outfit ties a whole spectrum of musical styles together in haunting songs that are part classical, part electronic and part natural sounds- best defined as experimental. With all their layers {two full live drum sets, piano, violin, bass and electronics}, each song will put you in a different frame of mind- prepare to be surprised {in the best way, of course}.

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Bipul Chettri

Bipul Chettri, who released his debut album Sketches of Darjeeling in 2014, is a Nepalese acoustic musician whose genre is most aptly described as Nepali folk. Bipul has that unique ability of transcending the stifling affect of language, singing in Nepali with enough emotion to make you understand where he is coming from, if not his words.

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Soulmate

Homegrown duo Soulmate is known as one of the best blues’ acts in the country and just a taste of their bass lines and easy {yet sultry} vocal style will tell you why. Their sound will remind you of a smokey room at a party with {perhaps} some smouldering eye-contact. Get ready to sway folks.

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Thumpers

We’ll call them alternative indie pop on a bed of beats and tell you they remind us of some classic bands {The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club} that we’d never tire of. An ideal choice for the {happiest} festival, we’re sure they’ll get you on your feet, arms in the air.

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Begum

New Delhi-based Begum is just musical gold. Formed by a couple of the boys from Peter Cat Recording Co., their dreamy, psychedelic sound is unique in the Indian music space. With the ability to swing from merry and light-hearted to scratchy and dark sounds in the strum of a chord, they’re quite an experience live. After playing a killer set at last year’s Magnetic Fields, and releasing their debut album Bagh in the same year, Begum are on the rise and we suggest you get on board, quick.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will be bringing their tantalising mix of nuevo flaminco and rock to the stage at Weekender. The Mexican duo have foot-tapping, simple songs that can, without warning, suddenly explode in a series of Latin flavoured riffs and cord slapping, guitar thumping percussions. With such flare in a single song, we can’t wait to hear what they have in store for us live, with a whole set to play with.

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SAPTA

This one is more than music festival appropriate and how. Tasteful fusion, electronic riffs and build ups, with melody lines that’ll get stuck in your head- SAPTA will get you kicked and ready to go. Go where? On a trip, of course.

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Subramaniam

Acclaimed violinist, composer and conductor Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam will be performing his distinct style of classical orchestral fusion at NH7 this year. His skilful technique and intricate compositions have caught the attention of legends in the international music community. Dr. L. Subramaniam isn’t someone we get to hear play live often and we’re itching to see what’s in store.

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When: 28th Nov & 29th Nov

Where: Sector 10, Dwarka, Intersection of 205 and 211 Delhi Road {Close to the Sector 10 & 11 metro stations}