Claiming to host over 200 artists, the musical extravaganza will have six stages this year, dedicated to different music genres. 60 pre-parties will be conducted across the three cities promoting the gala. Eristoff Wolves Den will play popular electronica, while folk and fusion music can be found at The Dewarists Stage. Bacardi Black Rock Arena and Dub Station will play hard rock and metal with dubstep, drum, bass and reggae. The Other Stage will host some exciting singer-songwriters. Also, the festival will introduce, for the first time, The Fully Fantastic Indie Stage which is dedicated to new and upcoming talent. In addition to this is the Bacardi Breezer Area, featuring reggae, funk, jazz, salsa and other groovy music.
Commenting on the festival touring three cities, Vijay Nair, CEO, Only Much Louder said: "The response to Bacardi NH7 Weekender last year was quite overwhelming and was something we never expected. So, we had to get back this year with a plan that wouldn't disappoint any of the festival fans, and taking the festival to three cities is just part of that plan. We are bringing acts from all over the world to Pune, Delhi and Bangalore and can't wait to initiate new people into the NH7 experience. As before, our only ambition is to create an experience that people will perhaps remember as the happiest festival and will look forward to each year. We believe that can only be created by bringing together artists from all genres, fans from across the world, and bringing to life an all-inclusive festival that is about the artists who play, fans who attend and the people who produce it."
A whole new set of musicians and exclusive stage designs will be brought to Pune to add on to the experience. To make it more exclusive, bands that featured previously will not be participating this year. This decision is in sync with the organizers attempt to provide something different every year. All three legs of the festival will have a different line-up, with little overlap.