By Kartik Mahajan

Don’t pack a bag, don’t apply for leave and don’t save up for months either – Just make sure you’re free on that weekend. The weekend of the 30th of November and 1st of December this year, the happiest festival in the country is coming back to Delhi ! I would love to write an over the top account of what happened last year, and about all the acts I saw and the crazy antics that I witnessed, or for that matter got up to myself; but truthfully I don’t remember shit. What I can GUARANTEE is that pretty much every single person I know had a total blast and I see no reason for this year to be any different. It was a ‘first festival in my life’ situation for a lot of people that attended last year, and kudos to the NH7 crew for making that an incredibly special introduction to music festivals for those that were still uninitiated.

The weekender weekend should have great weather, as we usually do at the end of November; everybody would have already, slowly started slipping into the festive mode with Diwali just having gone by. Now I am not saying that the Delhi weekender has the best dates or the best weekend of all the other planned weekenders. But I am saying that with Delhi being the one place with a real winter and a December with an actual chill in the air, the NH7 weekender is the best way to welcome the cold. Ok, fine… that was a half-hearted attempt. The NH7 Weekender in Delhi is going to be the best!

When the NH7 guys started putting the artists from the lineup on Facebook, you could literally see music fanatics and aficionados jumping with joy across the country. The next stage was figuring out if all the artists you want to watch are actually coming to your city. To be fair, it would have been hard to put all those names in one city, or for that matter get them to perform at all the editions of the weekender, but the crew has done a superb job of figuring out how to share the headliners between 4 cities, and which ones to send where.

I could go on and on about the lineup, but it would make more sense for you to look through their website and decide for yourself which artists excite you. If you are a dubstep fanatic, the Delhi edition has a few treats for you, even though Chase and Status aren’t among them. If you have been listening to the radio at all, you’ve already been introduced to Mutemath, who are undoubtedly a band you shouldn’t miss. They have mastered the art of refined noise, and in my opinion are a band that really have spearheaded bringing rock ‘n’ roll back with a big bang. Metalheads, you guys already know Meshuggah is coming to town! Kill Paris is coming to town too, which is super exciting. Michel Menert and Benga, who have both been to town before, are coming back {word!}. Local stars The Ska Vengers, Nucleya and the new and exciting Prateek Kuhad Collective feature prominently, along with Scribe, Sandunes, Kailasa and Lucky Ali {no shit!} from Bombay.

Like I said, I could go on and on, but you had best check out the website yourself. See you there Delhi.

Notes in our Little Black Book |

Bacardi NH7 Weekender

When | 30th November and 1st December

Where | Ground G, Buddh International Circuit

Website |; Book Your Tickets here |

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