BACARDÍ NH7 WEEKENDER 2017: Steve Vai and Cigarettes After Sex Added To Pune Lineup!

The guitar virtuoso and the indie rock sensation join The Dillinger Escape Plan, Textures, Marky Ramone, Indian Ocean, Vishal Bhardwaj, Madame Gandhi, and more at the festival’s home city.

26 September 2017: The Happiest Music Festival added two more names to its lineup today. Guitar legend Steve Vai will make an appearance at BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender Pune (Dec 08-10). He is also performing at BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender Meghalaya (Oct 27-28). There’s more – also performing at the Pune edition are breakout indie rock-dreampop act Cigarettes After Sex.

Steve Vai and Cigarettes After Sex join an already star-studded lineup for the festival’s home city edition, joining metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan and Textures, punk rock icon Marky Ramone, fusion pioneers Indian Ocean, Bollywood composer Vishal Bhardwaj, world music group Karsh Kale Collective, composer Ram Sampath, electronic rock act Dualist Inquiry, fusion group Thaikkudam Bridge, folk-rock band The Raghu Dixit Project, and specially curated sets by guitarists Blackstratblues and Rudy Wallang. The Dillinger Escape Plan and Textures are both playing their final tours, and Textures is playing the final ever show of their careers, in Pune. Vishal Bhardwaj is doing a live show for the first time.

 The Pune edition of the festival is on December 8-10, following the third edition in Meghalaya on October 27-28.

Tickets for the festival – regular and Under-21 – are available at

Stay tuned to the BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender website for more information on the festivals, along with more details on the artists.


Pune (Dec 8-10)

·      Aadar Malik

·      Aditi Ramesh

·      Ali Saffudin

·      Alluri

·      Ankur & The Ghalat Family

·      aswekeepsearching

·      Bad Pop

·      Bhrigu Sahni

·      Blackstratblues All Stars

·      Blue Temptation

·      Bombay Bassment

·      Cigarettes After Sex

·      Colt Silvers

·      Divine

·      Easy Wanderlings

·      Indian Ocean

·      Indigo Children

·      Kamakshi Khanna Collective

·      Kraken

·      Kumail

·      Madame Gandhi

·      Mame Khan

·      Marky Ramone

·      May Island

·      NH7 Hip-Hop Collective

·      Oceantied

·      Parvaaz

·      Prateek Kuhad

·      Short Round

·      Sid Vashi

·      Skrat

·      Steve Vai

·      Textures

·      The Dillinger Escape Plan

·      The Local Train

·      The Raghu Dixit Project

·      The Ram Sampath Experience

·      The Ska Vengers

·      TM Krishna

·      Vir Das’ Alien Chutney

·      Vishal Bhardwaj

·      Youngblood

·      Zokova

·      Zygnema


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