In what can be described as the happiest news, Bacardi NH7 Weekender has announced two of their headlining acts for the Pune segment of the festival and fans will not be disappointed at all!
Guitar legend Steve Vai will make an appearance at BacardiÌ NH7 Weekender Pune (Dec 08-10). He is also performing at BacardiÌ NH7 Weekender Meghalaya (Oct 27-28). There's more – also performing at the Pune edition are breakout indie rock-dream-pop act Cigarettes After ***.
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Steve Vai and Cigarettes After *** join an already star-studded lineup for the festival's home city edition, joining metal bands 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.
Here's a little brief about the two artists.Steve Vai
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Three time Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Steve Vai is coming to Meghalaya. Starting his career transcribing music for the legendary Frank Zappa, Vai has learnt guitar from the very best – Joe Satriani. He's collaborated with David Lee Roth, Alcatrazz, Whitesnake, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Tosin Abasi, The Aristocrats, and been a part of the Satriani-headed G3 Live Guitar tour. He designed the first commercially produced seven-string guitar, a fixture with metal bands today, and is known for designing the extraordinary triple neck guitar. With over 15 million albums in sales, Steve Vai is considered one of the most gifted guitar players of our generation.Cigarettes After ***
With 87 million views on their YouTube channel, 1.3 million monthly Spotify listeners and critical acclaim for their debut album earlier in 2017, Cigarettes After *** is currently one of the hottest bands on the Indie rock circuit. Described as an ambient pop collective, their music is equal part dreampop, melodic and noir. Led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez the Brooklyn group has been host to a number of different musical collaborators, working through a variety of sounds since inception. Their first proper EP, I., was an online sensation. Their rapidly growing fan-base in India will see them live in Pune for their first ever India show.
The Pune edition of the festival is on December 8-10, following the third edition in Meghalaya on October 27-28. And in case you still don't know where to book your tickets, Insider.in is the site to visit. See you there!