What to Expect at NH7 Weekender

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What to Expect at NH7 Weekender

Illustration: Akshita Monga


inter is coming! The fleece is out, wedding hashtags are in, and social media is in full music-festival mode as festival-goers post pictures of their latest outfits, and non-goers lament how their schedules don’t allow them to attend, and use the opportunity to post last year’s pictures anyway. Unless they’re going to NH7 Weekender, in which case they’re already crowding around on a lawn in Pune, gearing up for the experience of their lives.

It pains me to say this, but sadly the music festival experience we’ve been conditioned to expect given the reaction of local netas to festivals like Weekender and Sunburn, is not what awaits the fans at this year’s edition. The conservative establishment views the congregation of music fans as terrorist sleeper cells, whose agents are tasked with destroying Indian culture step-by-step over a two-day period. Yet, sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll are hardly going to be on the agenda over the coming days.