NH7 Weekender

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NH7 Weekender
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GenreRock, pop, indie, hip hop, electronic dance music, stand-up comedy
DatesOctober— December
Location(s)Pune (originally, and other cities)
Years active2010 – Present
Founded byVijay Nair, Stephen Budd, and Martin Elbourne
Organized byOnly Much Louder

NH7 Weekender is an annual, multi-city and multi-genre, music and comedy festival held in India. It is created by Only Much Louder (OML) and is among the largest South Asian arts festivals. It began in Pune, Maharashtra, India, as a three-day, multi-genre, music festival in 2010. Since 2012 it has expanded to multiple cities. In 2017, the lineup added comedy. Its title sponsor has been Bacardi since inception.

The festival is held between October and December, and hosted in multiple cities alongside its flagship event in Pune. Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Shillong have host the festival. The lineup includes a mix of, established and emerging, sub-continental and global artists.


In 2006, Vijay Nair, the co-founder and ex-CEO of OML, began formulating the idea of an Indian multi-genre music festival modeled after the Glastonbury where he had taken Pentagram in 2005. In 2009 he met UK music manager Stephen Budd in Mumbai and they discussed the idea of creating an independent music festival. Nair came to London where Budd introduced him to Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne and the three subsequently planned and financed the first NH7 Weekender.[1]

The debut festival was held in Pune, in 2010, and was produced by OML. It was a three-day festival, had a multi-stage setup and was multi-genre. It was headlined by international artists Asian Dub Foundation, The Magic Numbers, and Reverend and The Makers, along with well established Indian acts including Lounge Piranha, Junkyard Groove, Zero, and Demonic Resurrection.[1]

In 2012 the festival expanded to two cities and alongside Pune added, multi stage and day, festivals in Delhi and Bangalore. Since then, the festival has been held in Kolkata, Meghalaya, Hyderabad and Shillong with smaller, single day, festivals in Mysore, Jaipur, Nagpur and other cities. In 2017, after OML's foray in the comedy business, the festival added a comedy lineup after having previously booked acts like All India Bakchod and Vir Das for musical performances.

The festival is one of the first large scale music festivals in the South Asian sub-continent. Its programming is a mix of Indian independent acts, younger sub-continental artists, and multi-genre international headliners. Initially stages were broadly divided by genres: rock and metal, electronic, and indie and folk. Each stage had two platforms: main and transition, with alternated performances. Over the past few years, the festival has ditched genre stages and headliners perform on the Bacardi Arena main stage.

Past headliners have included: Asian Dub Foundation, Joe Satriani, José González, Mark Ronson, Mogwai, Flying Lotus, The Wailers, A. R. Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj, Imogen Heap, The Vaccines, Megadeth, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Seun Kuti, DJ Premier, Simian Mobile Disco, Fink, Jon Hopkins, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anoushka Shankar, SBTRKT, Steven Wilson, Chase & Status, Steve Vai, Nightmares On Wax and others. In August 2019, to celebrate its 10th edition in Pune, where the first NH7 Weekender was held, pre-sale tickets were sold at their 2010 debut price — ₹750 ($10.45; under 21 season tickets) and ₹1500 ($20.90; regular season tickets.)

Parent company sexual harassment allegations[edit]

In 2018, a few former senior management executives at Only Much Louder, the parent company responsible for organizing the festival, were accused of sexual harassment by various female employees, and work associates. This led to a few artistes pulling out of the various festival slots and several others issuing a public stance against it. The company issued a statement and said Vijay Nair had disassociated himself with the company months prior to the allegations becoming public.[2][3]



The festival's debut edition was held from 10–12 December at Koregaon Park in Pune. The lineup had seminal Indian acts like Zero, Swarathma, Pentagram and Blackstratblues alongside international acts like Asian Dub Foundation and The Magic Numbers. The festival had four stages and hosted over 35 artists across three days. It was estimated the festival had 10,000 attendees over the course of three days.[4][5][6]


Asian Dub Foundation The Magic Numbers Indian Ocean Swarathma Demonic Resurrection
Shaa'ir + Func Junkyard Groove Something Relevant The Circus Noiseware
Arjun Vagale Khiladi Split Infernal Wrath Parikrama
Ashu & The Petri Dish Lounge Piranha Susheela Raman The Raghu Dixit Project Pentagram
Airport Molotov Cocktail MIDIval Punditz Tough On Tobacco PINKNOISE
Barefaced Liar Bhayanak Maut DJ Ivan Undying Inc Projekt S
Bay Beat Collective Blackstratblues Faridkot Zero Reverend Soundsystem
Scribe Ankur & The Ghalat Family


The second edition of NH7 Weekender was held between 18–20 November 2011. It took place at the Laxmi Lawns near Magarpatta City in Pune and grew to five stages. Over 25,000 were estimated in attendance over the three days. Grammy winner Imogen Heap and the British electronic music act Basement Jaxx headlined along with performances from Midival Punditz, The Raghu Dixit Project, and Swarathma.[6]


Imogen Heap Basement Jaxx Bobby Friction Skyharbor Imphal Talkies Big Daddy Klein
Alisha Batth Fire Exit Pentagram Soulmate Indian Ocean Blackstratblues
Alisha Pais Goddess Gagged Reggae Rajahs Zero Jatin Puri Blakc
Ash Roy Gumnaam Riz MC Su-Real King Creosote Demonic Resurrection
Ayush Shreshta Hipnotribe Scribe Swarathma Menwhopause Dhruv
B.R.E.E.D. Humble The Poet Shaa'ir + Func Taal Inc. Microphon3 DJ Jayant
Advaita Illbilly HiTec + Longfingah Sid Basrur Tara Priya MIDIval Punditz DJ Swaggamuffin
BASSFoundation Dualist Inquiry Sky Rabbit The Circus Monkey Sound System Moniker
Bay Beat Collective Blessed Love Soundsystem The Raghu Dixit Project The Pictish Trail Motherjane Nigel Rajaratnam
Bhayanak Maut Papon & The East India Company The Ska Vengers Tough On Tobacco Ankur Tewari & The Ghalat Family DJ Nihal
NZ Selector Ox7gen


In its third year, the festival expanded to Delhi and Bangalore. The combined lineup included 200 artists, 60 festival pre-party gigs, and six stages, took place in Delhi, on 13–14 October, at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida; in Pune from 2–4 November at Amanora Park Town; and in Bangalore, at the Embassy International Riding School, on 15–16 December.Headliners included Karnivool, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Buraka Som Sistema, Megadeth, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anoushka Shankar, and Fink.[7][8]


Fink Megadeth Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Buraka Som Sistema Testament
Adam & The Fish Eyed Poets Anoushka Shankar Foreign Beggars Bombay Bicycle Club The Circus
Adi Suhail Tarun DJ MooSick menwhopause Soulmate The Aston Shuffle
Advaita DJ Nihal Michal Menert Sound Avtar The Bicycle Days
Agam EZ Riser MIDIval Punditz Split The Koniac Net
Akala Driving Lolita Million Stylez Spud In The Box The Lightyears Explode
Akhu Dualist Inquiry Mode7 Su-Real Madu
AlgoRhythm Dualist Inquiry and Friends Modern Mafia Susheela Raman The Raghu Dixit Project
Anish Sood Dub Sharma Moniker Swaggamuffin Low Rhyderz
DJ Amul East Stepper Mou Nigel Rajaratnam The Shakey Rays
Lagori Eccentric Pendulum Mr. Williamz Swarathma The Staves
Arjun Vagale EdGeCut Mungos Hi-Fi Slow Down Clown The Supersonics
Ash Roy Engine Earz Experiment Music Basti Project Symbiz Sound Nischay Parekh
Ashvin Mani Sharma EZ Riser Barefaced Liar Talvin Singh Them Clones
Avi & The Uprising 3 Sevens Nucleya Tarqeeb Thermal And A Quarter
Bangalore Metal Project Galeej Gurus NZ Selector Swanand and Shantanu Tough On Tobacco
BASSFoundation Roots Gandu Circus Ox7gen Soom T Trilok Gurtu
Bauchklang Gaurav Jagwani Pangea Ankur Tewari & The Glalat Family TripShot Crew
Bay Beat Collective Gaurav Raina MC Ri$k DJ Uri Under The Influence
Bhayanak Maut Goddess Gagged SlumGods Solstice Coil Undying Inc
Big Scary Gowri Papon & The East India Company Bombay Metal Project The Susmit Sen Chronicles
Blackstratblues Hari & Sukhmani Paradigm Shift BREED The Manganiyar Seduction
Blackstratblues Heems Parikrama DJ Dale Vachan
BLANK Herbalize-It Parvati & Mawkin Caesars Of The Green Vasuda Sharma
Blek Hexstatic Pentagram PINKNOISE Vedant Bharadwaj
BLOT! Idan Raichel Your Chin Prateek Kuhad Vernon Noronha
Skrat iLLBiLLY HiTEC Periphery Reggae Rajahs ViceVersa
Bobby Friction Imli Imchen Peter Cat Recording Co. Rob Da Bank Vir Das's Alien Chutney
Bombay Bassment Indian Ocean Indus Creed Rudy Roots Wazulu Da Ill Dravidian
Carlton and the Saints Jstar Inner Sanctum SAGA Dhruv Visvanath
Cee Kailasa Jahcoozi Sandunes Delhi Metal Project
Clinton Cerejo Kaiserdisco Jinja Safari Scribe Delhi Sultanate
Clown With A Frown Karnivool Jitter Shafqat Amanat Ali Martina-Topley Bird
Dakta Dub Demonic Resurrection Karsh Kale Sheppard Shaa'ir + Func
Kryptos Zero Kohra Shrilektric Ziggi Recado
Delhi Sultanate & Begum X Sky Rabbit Longfingah


The festival travelled to four cities; Kolkata (14-15 Dec), Pune (28-29 Oct), Bangalore (23-24 Nov) and Delhi NCR (30 Nov – 1 Dec). Headliners included Chase and Status, Textures, Simian Mobile Disco, and MUTEMATH.[9]


Chase & Status MUTEMATH Textures Skindred Simian Mobile Disco
Sagar Dharkar Parthan Nikhil Mhatre Shantanu Pandit The Heatwave
And So I Watch You from Afar EZ Riser Moniker Shiva Soundsystem The Koniac Net
Ankur Tewari Faridkot MoonDogs SICKFLIP The Lightyears Explode
Arjun Vagale Frame/Frame Mr. Doss Siddharth Basrur The Maganiyar Seduction
Baba Jas Func Dualist Inquiry The Grind The Mavyns
Big City Harmonics FuzzCulture Nischay Parekh Simple Sample The Monkey In Me
Black Letters Ganesh Talkies Noisia Shankar Tucker The Raghu Dixit Project
Blackstratblues Girish Pradhan Noori Skrat The Ska Vengers
BLOT vs. Kohra Hey Geronimo Nucleya Sky Rabbit The Spindoctor
Bobby Friction Humble The Poet OX7GEN Slow Club The Supersonics
Bolepur Bluez Ifs and Buts Papon and The East India Company Smoke Signal The Vinyl Records
Bombay Bassment Indian Ocean Paralights Soulmate The Wanton Bishops
Bone Broke Inner Sanctum Parikrama Sound Avtar Tough On Tobacco
Carlton & The Saints J.Viewz Scribe The Fender Benders TripShot Crew
Castles In The Sky Jay Wud Parvaaz Space Behind The Yellow Room Undying Inc
A Mutual Question Johnny B Pentagram Spoonbill Until We Last
Clown With A Frown Kailasa PINKNOISE Sulk Station Vachan
Dakta Dub Karsh Kale Pippin Suman Sridhar And Jiver Vir Das's Alien Chutney
David Boomah Kate Miller-Heidke Poirier SundogProject We Were Promised Jetpacks
Deadly Hunta Kill Paris Prateek Kuhad Su-Real Winit Tikoo
Delhi Sultanate & Begum X Krunk All-Stars Rajasthan Roots Swaggamuffin Write In Stereo
Demonic Resurrection Loch Lomond Reggae Rajahs Swarathma Y&S
Devoid Low Rhyderz Reji Tajdar Junaid Your Chin
Dhruv Visvanath Lucky Ali Rob Garza Tarqeeb YT
Digital Suicide Maati Baani Ruskin TesseracT Zero
DJ Sa Madboy/Mink Sampology MIDIval Punditz Zervas and Pepper
DJ Uri Mekaal Hasan Band Sandunes The Colour Compound Ziggy The Blunt
Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator Meshuggah Scribe The F16s Dry the River
Shaa'ir + Func Michal Menert


The festival travelled to four cities in the span of a month. Starting off with Kolkata (1-2 Nov), Bangalore (8-9 Nov), Pune (21-23 Nov) and Delhi NCR (29-30 Nov). Headliners included The Vaccines, Jon Hopkins, Fear Factory, Luke Sital-Singh, and Amit Trivedi.[10]


Amit Trivedi Fear Factory Jon Hopkins Peking Duk The Vaccines MUTEMATH
Adi & Suhail Coshish Kaos Providence The Bartender The News
AIB Curtain Blue Killwish Reggae Rajahs The Delhi Alternative Nikhil D'Souza
AlgoRhythm Dualist Inquiry Klypp Motopony The Down Troddence The Ska Vengers
Alo Wala DJ Sa Luke Sital-Singh Cloud Control The Emerald Armada The Supersonics
A Mutual Question Barmer Boys Maati Baani Sandunes The F16s Tetseo Sisters
Bhavishyavani Crew Nucleya Madboy/Mink Zygnema The Ganesh Talkies The Wooden Shield
Appleonia Su Real Money For Rope Scribe The Inspector Cluzo Them Clones
As Animals Moniker Monica Dogra Sean Roldan Thermal And A Quarter
B.R.E.E.D Goldspot Mr. Woodnote & Lil Rhys Selvaganesh Skyharbor Undying Inc
Bhayanak Maut Fossils Foreign Beggars Shaa'ir + Func Songhoy Blues Unohu
Big City Harmonics Live Frame/Frame Namit Das + Anurag Shanker Sickflip Soulmate Voctronica
Blackstratblues Fuzzy Logic Skrat Soulspace When Pandas Attack
Blent Gingerfeet Hoirong Sky Rabbit Spud In The Box Nanok
Bombay Bassment Indian Ocean Houdini Dax Calcutta Local Neeraj Arya's Kabir Cafe
Bombay Punk United Your Chin Iamrisha Castles In The Sky Superfuzz Nicholson
Peepal Tree Tejas Ankur & The Ghalat Family Chad Valley Dinosaur Pile-Up DJ Skip
EZ Riser Indus Creed RUN! It's the Kid Pangea Ox7gen Norcotiq
Sachal Jazz Ensemble DJ MoCity Colossal Figures The Manganiyar Classroom The Raghu Dixit Project


Another city, Shillong (23-24 Oct), was added to the festival lineup. After Shillong, the festival travelled to Kolkata from 31 Oct – 1 Nov, followed by Delhi on 28-29 Nov, and in Pune and Bangalore from 4-6 Dec. This was the first year when the festival took place in two cities, Pune and Bangalore, on the same dates. Headliners included A. R. Rahman, Mogwai, Megadeth, Mark Ronson, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, and The Wailers.


A. R. Rahman Mark Ronson SBTRKT Flying Lotus The Wailers Mogwai
Aayushi Karnik Dhruv Voyage Rodrigo y Gabriela Peter Cat Recording Co. Street Stories Sukanti & Anushree
Acollective Diarchy Madboy/Mink Pierce Brothers Swarathma Tails On Fire
Advaita Dr. L. Subramaniam Mahesh Raghunandan PINKNOISE Thaikkudam Bridge Swarantar
Akummika Dualist Inquiry Man Goes Human Prateek Kuhad The 3Stylers The Bartender
Alisha Pais Dualist Inquiry Dhruv Visvanath Raghav Sachar The Clameens The Colour Compound
Anish Sood Duncun Rufus Max Godman Reggae Rajahs The F16s The Ganesh Talkies
Ankur & The Ghalat Family Erotic Market Megadeth Rehan Dalal The Ska Vengers The Map Room
Arka EZ Riser Mad Orange Fireworks Ritviz The Tripp The Raghu Dixit Project
Awkward Bong Faridkot Naezy Spud In The Box Thumpers The Urban EarlyMen
Baba Sehgal Feyago Nanok Sandunes Underground Authority Undying Inc
Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate Perfect Timing Neel and The Lightbulbs Sapta Until We Last Nusrat Tribute by Vishal Dadlani
Begum Fossils Neeraj Arya's Kabir Cafe Maati Baani Vir Das' Alien Chutney Scribe
Bhayanak Maut Frisky Pints Nicholson Selvaganesh Shaa'ir + Func Sickflip
Big City Harmonics Fuzzy Logic Nikhil D'Souza Skrat Siddharth De Sid Vashi
Bipul Chettri Gabriel Daniel Niladri Kumar Soul Clap Skylight Vision Sky Rabbit
Blackstratblues Gully Gang Nischay Parekh Space Is All We Have Sound Avtar Soulmate
Blakc Hidden Orchestra Noori Nucleya Oh, Rocket! Pangea
Bombay Bassment Hriday Gattani Peasant's King Parvaaz Parikrama Papon and The East India Company
Borkung Hrangkhawl Imphal Talkies Brodha V Kailasa Indus Creed Peepal Tree
Clinton Cerejo Chayan & Smiti Lou Majaw & Friends Last Remaining Light Lagori Cactus
Crazy Lucid Recess Curtain Blue


In 2016, Shillong kicked off the Weekender (21-22 Oct) and saw close to 40,000 people over the weekend. The Weekender traveled to a new city, Hyderabad (5-6 Nov) before culminating in a new venue in Pune, Life Republic in Hinjawadi. The three cities saw a cumulative attendance of over 110,000. Headliners included Steven Wilson, Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, José González, Anoushka Shankar, Patrick Watson, and The Joy Formidable. This year also began the festival's smaller editions in five cities, as day-long festivals, in Kolkata, Puducherry, Mysore, Nagpur and Jaipur.


Steven Wilson Django Django (DJ Set) Jose Gonzalez Farhan Akhtar DJ Premier The Joy Formidable
Aberrant Aewon Wolf Komorebi RAC Shankar Mahadevan Shri
Alluri Dossers Urge Kumail Rhythm Shaw The F16s Spud In The Box
Alobo Naga & Band Dualist Inquiry Lucid Recess River The Raghu Dixit Project Tough on Tobacco
Anish Sood Eagulls Madboy/Mink Rosie Lowe The Ritornellos Underground Authority
Ankur & The Ghalat Family Easy Wanderlings Mali Sapta The Ska Vengers Undying Inc
Anoushka Shankar Elephant In The Elevator Mosko Sempre Libera The Tapes Vertical Horizon
Aqua Dominatrix Prateek Kuhad Murthovic Sickflip Abish + Kenny Vir Das' Alien Chutney
Arjun Vagale Fossils Naezy x Prabh Sid Vashi Su Real What Escapes Me
Arpit Chourey Func NAFS Skrat Divine When Chai Met Toast
Aswekeepsearching Funk Assassin Nanok Skyharbor Nicholson Wild Palms
Bhayanak Maut Gigi Lamayne Natty Soulmate Nucleya Zoya
Bipul Chettri Goddess Gagged Parekh & Singh The Ganesh Talkies Papon Dinosaur Pile-Up
Blue Temptation Gordi Gumbal Swarathma Paraphoniks Karsh Kale Collective
Borkung Hrangkhawl Parikrama Hriday Gattani Dhruv Voyage Indian Ocean Patrick Watson
Dhruv Visvanath Tejas Imphal Talkies


The eighth edition of the festival began with the a return to the state of Meghalaya between 27 and 28 October. The edition saw over 25,000 attendees, before traveling back to its home city, Pune from 8-10 December, which estimated 45,000 in total attendance.[citation needed]

Headliners included Steve Vai, Textures, The Dillinger Escape Plan, CAS, Marky Ramone, Ram Sampath, and Vishal Bhardwaj. The Dillinger Escape Plan and Textures, both were on a farewell tour. Textures played their last ever show in Pune. Since signing comedians to their roster, OML added a comedy lineup and included Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan Gill, All India Bakchod members Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhat and Ashish Shakya, Kunal Kamra, Azeem Banatwalla and musical-satire trio Aisi Taisi Democracy among others. There were also nine single-day editions including shows in Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Puducherry, Indore, Kochi, Goa, Hyderabad and Mysore.[citation needed]

Music lineup[edit]

Vishal Bhardwaj Steve Vai The Dillinger Escape Plan Marky Ramone The Ram Sampath Experience Textures
Aditi Ramesh DJ MoCity Mahesh Raghunandan Skyharbor TM Krishna CAS
Ali Saffudin Dualist Inquiry Malfnktion Divine The Ganesh Talkies Dewdrops
Alluri Easy Wanderlings Mame Khan Thaikuddam Bridge Madame Gandhi Colt Silvers
Amit Trivedi Faridkot Skrat The Local Train The Magnets Pentagram
Andrea Tariang Group Feyago May Island The Raghu Dixit Project NH7 Hip-Hop Collective Aarya
Ankur & The Ghalat Family Girls Names MojoJojo Nooran Sisters The Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree Scribe
Ape Echoes Goddess Gagged Mosko Oceantied Blue Temptation Karsh Kale
Aqua Dominatrix Gurbax The Ska Vengers Parvaaz Bombay Bassment Youngblood
aswekeepsearching Honey Lung Polar Lights Prabh Deep Short Round Lateral
Avora Records Hriday Gattani Vir Das' Alien Chutney When Chai Met Toast Kamakshi Khanna Collective Kumail
Bad Pop Indian Ocean Zokova Zygnema Prateek Kuhad Sid Vashi
Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate Indigo Children Rhythm Shaw Ritviz Bhayanak Maut Lady Midday
Bhrigu Sahni Blackstratblues Khasi Bloodz

Comedy lineup[edit]

Biswa Kalyan Rath Kanan Gill Tanmay Bhat Nishant Tanwar Sapan Verma
Aisi Taisi Democracy Kaneez Surka Rohan Joshi Neville Shah Rahul Subramanian
Anirban Dasgupta Kautuk Srivastava Sonali Thakker Azeem Banatwalla Naveen Richard
Anuvab Pal Kunal Kamra Sumaira Shaikh Urooj Ashfaq Atul Khatri
Ashish Shakya Kunal Rao Sumukhi Suresh Vaibhav Sethia Gaurav Kapoor
Aadar Malik


The ninth edition began in Meghalaya, on 2-3 November. It returned to Pune from 7-9 December. Both editions took place in the same venues: Wenfield, The Festive Hills, Meghalaya and Mahalakshmi Lawns, Nagar Road, Pune. Headliners included Joe Satriani, God Is An Astronaut, The Contortionist, Nightmares on Wax, Switchfoot, Poets of The Fall, Salim-Sulaiman, and Shubha Mudgal. An added comedy lineup was also included. In addition to this, there were also 7 single-day editions for the festival in Kolkata, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad, Mysore, Lucknow and Chandigarh.

Music lineup[edit]

Joe Satriani God Is An Astronaut The Contortionist Nightmares On Wax Poets Of The Fall Salim-Sulaiman Mahesh Kale
Shubha Mudgal Zubeen Garg Switchfoot Guthrie Govan When Chai Met Toast Kush Upadhyay
The Vinyl Records FKJ Bhuvan Bam Ritviz IMUR Tanya Nambiar
The Local Train Tarqeeb Dualist Inquiry Cinema of Excess The LaFontaines Ape Echoes
Sapta Sandunes ROE Gurbax Smokey DCF_Shapes
Lagori Dewdrops Shadow & Light Mohini Dey Benny Dayal & Funktuation Scribe
Alif Worldservice Project Blushing Satellite Abhilash Choudhury Summersalt Mali
Kimochi Youkai DOE Aditi Ramesh Whale in the Pond Nothing Anonymous Zero
Jay Abo Ladies Compartment Shankar Mahadevan House of Waters The Yellow Bucket Mahesh Raghunandan
The Twin Effect Fame The Band West Thebarton Tiny FIngers Dossers Urge Avancer
Pineapple Express Carl and the Reda Mafia Louise Burns sleepmakeswaves Smalltalk Mahesh Kale
Komorebi Kumail The Yellow Diary Burudu DNKLE Rain in Sahara
Hashback Hashish Corridors Takar Nabam Trio Aarifah Rebello The Pirates TM Krishna
Lacuna Rafiki Fiddler's Green Parvaaz Across Seconds Paper Queen
Alok Babu aka All.Ok Ankur and the Ghalat Family aswekeepsearching Pentagram Tipriti Kharbangar & the Clansmen Sky Level
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya Morning Mourning adL x k.ly The Other Soul Collective

Comedy lineup[edit]

Zakir Khan Biswa Kalyan Rath Ashish Shakya Kunal Rao Radhika Vaz
Kaneez Surka Sumaira Shaikh Sumit Anand Kavin Jay Aishwarya Mohanraj
Prashasti Singh Navin Noronha Nishant Suri Saurav Mehta Kumar Varun
Punya Arora Niveditha Prakasam Urooj Ashfaq Azeem Banatwala Rahul Dua


The 10th edition was held in Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya (1-2 November), and took place in Pune (29 November – 1 December). [11] In August 2019, to celebrate 10 editions of the music festival in Pune, where the first NH7 Weekender was held, pre-sale tickets were put on sale at the same prices they were sold at in 2010 — ₹750 (under 21 season tickets) and ₹1500 (regular season tickets). Headliners include Opeth, Nick Murphy, Karnivool, Marty Friedman, Kodaline and EarthGang.[12]

Music lineup[edit]

Nick Murphy Opeth Kodaline EarthGang Marty Friedman Karnivool TesseracT
Kokoroko Cozz Hariharan Wadalis Soulmate Shubha Mudgal Across Seconds
Sid Sriram Sandunes Garden City Movement Pengshui Okedo Blue Temptation Antariksh
MIDIval Punditz Indian Ocean Swarathma Raja Kumari Yung.Raj Imphal Talkies Fame The Band
Ritviz Underside Gully Gang Showcase Parvaaz Rafiki Meba Ofilia Lo! Peninsula
BLOT! Bhayanak Maut Gutslit Brotha V Avora Records Swadesi Pakshee
Aarifah Rebello Azamaan Hoyvoy adL x k.ly ft Dappest SickFlip DCF_Shapes Shorthand Sarathy Korwar
Arunaja Black Letters Boombay Djembe Folas Chrms Gauley Bhai Solr Zokhuma
Cut A Vibe Dee En Devoid Ditty Minute of Decay Khasi Bloodz Tejas
DJ Ishani Easy Wanderlings Fopchu Hanumankind Kokoroko Saptak Chatterjee Praveen Achary
Kaam Bhari Spitfire JBabe Job Kurian Pia Collada That Boy Roby Small Axe Sound
Kavya x Chaz Kumail Lifafa MadStarBase The Koniac Net The Soul Water & Rum
Malfnktion ft Shayan Many Roots Ensemble Benny Dayal & Funktuation When Chai Met Toast Tanya Nambiar Anand Bhaskar Collective Nothing Anonymous
Raghav Meattle Ramya Pothuri Saltwater The Andrea Tariang Band Submarine In Space

Comedy lineup[edit]

Aadar Malik Biswa Kalyan Rath Zakir Khan Kanan Gill Varun Thakur
BhaDiPa Aakash Gupta Kautuk Srivastav Bassi Alexander The Comic
Pavitra Shetty Neeti Palta Neetu Bharadwaj Prashasti Singh Sejal Bhat
Tape-A-Tale Prathyush Chaubey Rueben Kaduskar Shreeja Chaturvedi Surbhi Bagga
Urooj Ashfaq Raunaq Rajani Sumukhi Suresh Samay Raina Shaad Shafi
Rahul Subramanian Kenny Sebastian Supriya Joshi Sumit Saurav


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