There are music festivals that are purist in their adherence to a particular genre, and then there are those that look to be game-changers -- the Bacardi NH7 Weekender is certainly in the latter category. Organized in the Indian city of Pune, this festival has left a lasting impact on Indian music fans by blending Bollywood vibes with indie rock sensibilities.
The festival featured musicians such as Amit Trivedi, known by many as the man instrumental in lending an indie sensibility to Bollywood music by mashing together rock and dance music with more folksy vibes.
While the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival is very Indian at core, international acts are an important part of the lineup. These groups included veteran American metal band Fear Factory, dubstep star Nucleya and Danish electronic dance group Alo Wala.
The success of this festival proves that there are some truly vibrant musical movements taking place across the world, and if you look beyond Coachella and Tomorrowland you may be surprised at what you might find.