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Nagaland band wins Hornbill International Rock Concert

By The Assam Tribune

KOHIMA, Dec 11 - SNF Band of Nagaland has won the coveted title of Hornbill International Rock Contest 2016.

In the final of the contest held on Friday night here, SNF Nagaland pipped eight other bands from different parts of the country to win the cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Crystal and the Witches from Sikkim bagged the second prize of Rs 2 lakh while The Prophets from Mizoram won the third position of Rs 1 lakh.

In the individual awards the best vocals went to The Prophets, best guitarist was from SNF, Crystal and the Witches got the best drummer, and the best bassist award was bagged by Mount Groove from Darjeeling.

The other finalists who also performed were Mount Groove (Darjeeling), A Touch of Madness (Nagaland), Anti-Trust (Nagaland), Ambush (Assam), Soul Bucket (Nagaland) and I Am We (Kolkata). The judges for the contest were Rudy Wallang, Luke Kenny and Atsung Jamir.

Organised annually as part of the Hornbill Festival by the State�s Music Task Force under Youth Resources and Sports department, the acclaimed Hornbill International Rock Contest had 20 bands jamming it up before a cheering and clapping audience.

Meanwhile, the closing ceremony of the 10-day long Hornbill Festival was held last evening at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama here. � PTI

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Nagaland band wins Hornbill International Rock Concert

KOHIMA, Dec 11 - SNF Band of Nagaland has won the coveted title of Hornbill International Rock Contest 2016.

In the final of the contest held on Friday night here, SNF Nagaland pipped eight other bands from different parts of the country to win the cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Crystal and the Witches from Sikkim bagged the second prize of Rs 2 lakh while The Prophets from Mizoram won the third position of Rs 1 lakh.

In the individual awards the best vocals went to The Prophets, best guitarist was from SNF, Crystal and the Witches got the best drummer, and the best bassist award was bagged by Mount Groove from Darjeeling.

The other finalists who also performed were Mount Groove (Darjeeling), A Touch of Madness (Nagaland), Anti-Trust (Nagaland), Ambush (Assam), Soul Bucket (Nagaland) and I Am We (Kolkata). The judges for the contest were Rudy Wallang, Luke Kenny and Atsung Jamir.

Organised annually as part of the Hornbill Festival by the State�s Music Task Force under Youth Resources and Sports department, the acclaimed Hornbill International Rock Contest had 20 bands jamming it up before a cheering and clapping audience.

Meanwhile, the closing ceremony of the 10-day long Hornbill Festival was held last evening at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama here. � PTI

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