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Shillong, September 30, 2019:

Bacardi NH7 Weekender is around the corner with its 10th edition and Meghalaya has geared up to host India’s happiest music festival.

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Weekender has released its lineup for the Meghalaya edition and it is ready to set the stage on fire with its eclectic mix of artists across music genres.

The list includes renowned and promising artists. Apart from previously announced artists such as Karnivool, Intervals, Shubha Mudgal and Raja Kumari and Northeast’s favorite Soulmate: North East Blues Special, Imphal Talkies and Khazi Bloodz, the Weekender will feature Marty Friedman, TesseracT and Sarathy Korwar.

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It may be mentioned here that Marty Friedman has spent 10 years as lead guitarist in the genre-defining thrash metal icon Megadeth. His time is considered as the ‘golden era’ of the band by many. His 14th solo album, “ONE BAD M.F. Live!!” is an all-out celebration of Marty’s music in its rawest form.

Born in the US, Sarathy Korwar grew up in Ahmedabad and Chennai in India. Korwar has established himself as one of the most original and compelling voices in the UK jazz scene.

Korwar has collaborated with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, clarinettist Arun Ghosh and producer Hieroglyphic Being,as well as groups Penya and Ill Considered. He has toured with Kamasi Washington, Yussef Kamaal and Moses Boyd. Korwar released his second studio album, More Arriving, in July 2019, a leap forward from his previous releases, incorporating rappers from Mumbai and New Delhi, spoken word and his own Indian classical and jazz performances.

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UK-based progressive metal pioneer, TesseracT has paved a new wave of exciting and heavy sounds the world over. From performing to sold-out crowds at landmark festivals to making history as the first band to play on top of an igloo village in the Arctic Circle –it seems no place is off-limits for the five members. Their fourth album, Sonder, was announced in 2018. Dan Tompkins, the band’s lead vocalist, has collaborated with Keshav Dhar for his progressive metal in Pune and Delhi at the previous Weekender editions.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender has become one of the most awaited music festivals in the Northeast right after its first event in the state in 2017. It travelled to the Scotland of the East with its 8th edition.

This year Bacardi has come up with is 10th edition of NH7 Weekender and the Meghalaya edition will be held on November 1 and 2.

Conceptualized by OML, the festival is set to travel to Pune from November 29 – December. Since its inception in 2010, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has emerged as one of the biggest and most awaited music festivals in India. Over the last decade, it has featured over 600 artists from India and around the world across genres.

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