SHILLONG, Nov 3 - The 5th edition of the NH7 Weekender concluded on Saturday with a packed crowd, surrounded by the majestic hills, with acts from across the world.
The second day featured some stellar acts, including legendary thrash guitarist Marty Friedman, who was playing in India for the first time, British prog metal giants TesseracT, playing in Meghalaya for the first time, and a special set from local favourite and blues legends Soulmate, with a special act � the North East Blues special.
A number of bands with extremely diverse sounds from across the North East showcased their acts here at the music festival. With acts like rap group Khasi Bloodz, dub reggae band Small Axe Sound and hip-hop artist Meba Ofilia (from Shillong), jazz-pop act Avora Records (from Aizawl, Mizoram), and funk-rock band Minute of Decay (from Imphal, Manipur), no genre was left behind this year at the NH7 Weekender.
In a truly global festival, artistes from different parts of the world played to an adoring crowd. England-based Indo-jazz artist Sarathy Korwar, Sri Lankan band The Soul and US-based rapper Raja Kumari � each of them playing in Meghalaya for the first time � enthralled the audience.
�2019 marks our 5th year in Meghalaya and year 10 of the festival. We�re very attached to the people here, and the enthusiasm and heart that they show towards music and the festival is incredible to experience. The festival sits in the middle of the hills and by far is the most unique festival venue in the country. We can hardly wait to be back again next year and bring back more music and a world class production to the beautiful people of Meghalaya,� said Supreet Kaur, festival director of Bacardi NH7 Weekender.
The festival opened its doors to not only music from across the world but cuisine and art too. A bustling flea market offered local favourites, and a food court featured top-notch local delicacies.