Special flight service AIRNH7 Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Shillong.
Round trip from Mumbai to Shillong offered by OML and IndiGo will cost INR 13,500 excluding festival tickets.
The rock capital of India, Shillong is ready to host not only the happiest music festival- Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2015, but the music enthusiasts from the financial capital of India, Mumbai too. Only Much Louder (OML), the management company to the festival has collaborated with IndiGo to arrange return air tickets from Mumbai to Guwahati and two way bus facilities from Guwahati airport to Shillong for the music fans planning to attend the festival. This package will cost INR 13,500 excluding the festival tickets. The 150 AIRNH7 tickets which are for sale are not only for the festival goers but also for the artists who will perform in the festival.
The festival turns six this year and is very happy to not only expand to the fifth city – Shillong but also to kick off from here in northeast for the very first time on 23rd October 2015. Vijay Nair, Chief Executive Officer of OML, is expecting Shillong to have the biggest turnout in the history of the festival. “Shillong was always a part of the long-term plan. In fact Kolkata has a big role to play in it. The event’s success in the ‘City of Joy’ led to our decision to go further east”, says Vijay.
The musical extravaganza will travel to remaining four cities for rest of the editions of the festival from 31st October – 01st November in Kolkata, 28th – 29th November in New Delhi, 04th – 06th December in Pune and 05th – 06th December in Bangalore.
“Our roots not only run deep in Mumbai, but we also know the pulse of these people. There are many from here who want to attend the festival in Shillong over Pune. Hence, to begin this package from Mumbai was no-brainer. Similarly, if the demand for Shillong grows, we will introduce similar packages from other cities next year,” says Vijay Nair.
“We are expecting around 20,000 people in the two-day festival. 550 tickets were booked in Mizoram and 150 in Siliguri”, he adds
Knowing that accommodation will be a problem during the festival, the OML team is encouraging locals to become homestay hosts. “The idea isn’t just to spread music, but also indulge in cultural exchange. The concept of homestay will also give an economic boom to the locals,” said Nair.
Speaking about this year’s BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender lineup, Mr. Manish Seth, Director- Marketing & Sales, Bacardi India says, “BACARDÍ has been the forefront of innovative music experiences in the country. We have been consistent with this strategy since our inception in India, and BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender is one of our longest tie ups in this effort. We have ambitioned to raise the bar higher every year with many Untameable experiences like the Giant Ferrous Wheel, hot air balloon rides and others in the last 5 years. This year we launch with OML one of the biggest line ups ever in our endeavor to take the festival experience another notch higher”
Known to be the happiest music festival in the country, the Vijay said there may be more add- ons to the line-up and every artiste is creating a special act for Shillong. “I have spoken to Papon about his set and what I hear is very impressive. He is going to present his act in a way he had never done before,” he said.