Reckoned to be one of the most-awaited music festivals of the country, though the Pune edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender is more than two weeks away, more than 60 per cent of the tickets have been sold. The festival, to be held in Pune from December 4 to 6 at Laxmi Lawns near Magarpatta City, is looking at accommodating over 15,000 music enthusiasts this year.
“We kicked off online bookings this year with pre-sale tickets from July 10 onwards. We are close to 60 per cent of capacity already,” said Vijay Nair, CEO and co-founder, Only Much Louder, the organising group.
Currently, the Regular Season tickets, which are valid for all three days of the festival, are priced at Rs 4,000, while Weekend tickets are for Rs 3,250 and Friday tickets at Rs 2,500. Young music fans born after December 4, 1994 can purchase their Under 21 ticket at Rs 2,250 which is valid for all three days of the festival.
After it first kicked off in the year 2010 in Pune, this annual three-day music festival has grown in its reach and fan following and has spread to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong.
Commenting on the response received to ticket bookings so far, Nair said, “The response has been fantastic so far. We have been doing phase-wise ticket sales this year. Pre-sale tickets sold out in a matter of hours. Phase 1 (Regular Season) too has sold out for Pune.”
He added that as of now, limited Phase 2 tickets are available on insider.in and select stores in the city that are listed on nh7.in/weekender
Like every year, the Pune line-up is an eclectic mix of Indian acts, international artistes as well as some lesser-known but talented musicians. Artistes who would be featuring at the Pune edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender this year include Aayushi Karnik (Surat), Alisha Pais (Mumbai), Arka (Mumbai / Chennai), Baba Sehgal (Mumbai), Dualist Inquiry(Delhi), Erotic Market (France), Flying Lotus (USA), Fossils (Kolkata), Hidden Orchestra (Scotland), Max Godman (Mumbai), Pierce Brothers (Australia), Prateek Kuhad (Delhi), The Map Room (New Zealand) and The Raghu Dixit Project (Bengaluru), among others”
“We have certainly seen a surge in the interest level in Pune with the announcement of our headlining artists like A R Rahman, Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus, Mogwai and SBTRK”,” he said.