HELLO AND WELCOME TO
THE HAPPIEST FESTIVAL!
NOV 23-24 | BANGALORE
We’re very excited to have you with us and can’t wait to join you at the
festival grounds for 2013’s Bacardi NH7 Weekender. To make your experience a
little smoother, we’ve made this handy welcome package. Do take a few minutes to
go through it and get yourself acquainted with some of these details. We promise
they’ll only make your festival experience happier!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Bangalore edition of the Bacardi NH7
Weekender 2013 is almost upon us (limited tickets
are still available). The festival hits the Embassy
International Riding School this weekend and we
hope you’re preparing yourselves for what should be
a memorable weekend. Here, we’ve got an extensive guide with everything you need to know about
the festival, along with some handy tips.
BE JUST ABOUT WELL PLANNED
While the festival is in its fourth year, it’s only the
second time for Bangalore, and if you thought last
year was good, wait till you get to the venue this
year! While there are only going to be 9,000
ticketholders at the festival this year, we’ve been
making sure every single person who’s on the
festival grounds has a weekend they won’t forget in
a long time.
The artist lineup this year is formidable (check
out the full lineup here) and you can be sure that
everyone’s bringing their A-game to the weekend.
What’s more, there may be a few surprises in store
around the festival, as the Pune edition saw a few
impromptu secret sets break out. Keep your eyes
and ears peeled! If this is your first time at the festival, you’re in for a great weekend, just soak it all in.
Can’t make it to the festival? Follow all the action on
the official festival live blog.
At the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, we believe that all our
patrons should get to enjoy the festival in their own right.
This is why we are committed to taking the necessary steps
to make our festival accessible to the physically-impaired
music fans out there.
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender will be accessible by wheelchair, so festival attendees with physical disabilities need to
keep an eye out for the signs that indicate where wheelchair access is located.
Parking spaces have been reserved for the handicapped
and these are located quite close to the box office. We
are also constructing special areas at the various festival
stages which have special wheelchair access. These areas
are slightly elevated so that attendees with wheelchairs can
enjoy the festival atmosphere and still get an unobstructed
view of the stage.
So take in the performances and hang out with all your
friends because we’ve got the rest covered!
With so many artists spread out across the festival’s six stages, it’s going to
be pretty hard checking out every single act your friends and you want to
catch. Scientific studies have found that picking the three to four artists you
really want to catch everyday and sticking to a loose schedule that allows
you to discover some great new talent is the best way to keep your conscience happy through the weekend. Use the handy festival scheduler at
NH7 inTown to help you plan your day
HAPPY FEET, HAPPY FESTIVAL
Make sure you’ve got some seriously comfy kicks if you’re one of those
hardcore Weekender Warriors who wants to catch over 78% of the acts at
the festival (it’s not a mathematical impossibility). Even if you’re not, there’s
plenty of strolling the lush festival grounds in the offing, so some shoes you
can sink into are a must. High heels... not the best idea this time, ladies.
CHARGE UP YOUR BATTERIES
We know you’ll be using your phones and other mobile devices to
Tweet, Instagram, MySpace (oh wait, is that a thing anymore?) all your
favourite festival moments. And yes, we’ve got special charging stations for all your devices. Head over to the MTS Discover Lounge and
use any of the MTS Charge Up booths to fuel up. While you’re there,
show off your shred cred on Guitar Hero! The highest scorer gets to
take on a guitarist from one of the headlining acts at the festival (hope
all that serious practice shredding pays off) AND win a brand new PlayStation 3!
REAL LIFE SOCIAL MEDIA
Sure, you’ve come with a bunch of friends and everyone’s here to enjoy
the music, but the secret to an all-round happy festival is having a
conversation with a random stranger about how much you like or dislike dubstep. People from around the country make a trip to the festival
and it’s a great place to make new friends to share songs with on Facebook months after this weekend.
There’s plenty of music, and buckets, to keep you happy over the next
few days. Don’t be that guy/gal who does something unsafe or illegal
on the festival grounds. Drugs aren’t cool, and we will hand over users
to the authorities.
BE A PIONEER
Head to the Levi’s® Pioneer Studio on the festival grounds to understand what makes the pioneers of the indie music movement in the
country and around the world tick. Through the day, you’ll be able to
meet and hang out with artists performing at the festival right at the
Levi’s® Pioneer Studio. Get a signed t-shirt (special limited-edition
artist tees will be available at the Studio) tell them how their music
changed your life, or just take a cheesy picture… they’re excited to meet
you too! The LED information screens around the festival grounds have
everything you need to know about when you can meet your favourite
acts, including stage times, Weekender moments (if you’re a fashionable festivalgoer, you may find yourself on it too!) and more.
HOW TO GET THERE
WHERE TO STAY
BANGALORE TO VENUE:
Soundtrot your way to the Bacardi NH7
Palace Grounds to Venue: http://bit.ly/1d9YzIG
Whitefield to Venue: http://bit.ly/1d9YG7b
Koramangla to Venue: http://bit.ly/185a821
Yeshwantpur to Venue: http://bit.ly/1hTTqqc
Bangalore City Station to Venue: http://bit.ly/I2iL1t
Parking is available close to the festival grounds.
A BRIEF GUIDE TO GRALLO AND THEIR
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender is all about the vibe, the fans,
the bands and the music. This year, we’re taking the Bacardi
NH7 Weekender happiness beyond the festival grounds.
Soundtrot has partnered with us to create a unique experience of ‘Festival Living’. All this to ensure that your festival
experience becomes even more awesome.
A PEAK INTO FESTIVAL LIVING WITH
Who are these guys with the funny name? They
come from the UK, and they help you to get to the
Bacardi NH7 Weekender through what they call
journey sharing. Basically, the festival starts during your journey, where you meet great people and
extend that festival entertainment right until your
last drop off. So what is journey sharing? It’s exactly
what it says it is; it allows you to share journeys. This
is car sharing, taxi sharing and bus splitting. In our
opinion, it’s a great way to get to the festival. It’s
green, affordable etc etc - you catch our drift.
Check out Grallo’s Bacardi NH7 Weekender
BANGALORE SHUTTLE BUSES
Experience Festival Living with Soundtrot
at any of these hotels
Grallo’s shuttle buses can take you to the festival
venue via five routes, listed below:
Fraser Town (Thoms Bakery) and
Banaswadi (Fire Station)
Gayatri Vihar (Palace Ground) and
MS Ramaiah (Coffee Day 80Ft Rd)
Koramangala (BDA Complex) and
Indiranagar (BDA Complex)
Banashankari (BDA Complex) and
Vijayanagar (Maruti Mandir)
Day passes for each route are priced between
Rs 250 and Rs 350.
The way this works is that Grallo offers a host of the
best taxi packages you can get for taxis in Bangalore. Your friends and you can book a cab, and if you
have any spare seats, then just hire them out, saving
some money for the festival. If you are flying solo,
you can book a cab and let others come and break
down the price.
Post your ride on the Grallo site, and then wait for
your car to fill up. Or if you are stuck, you need a
ride, just come on to the site and see who is the best
person to car pool with.
For updates on the best routes, transport info, and
other useful travel stuff check out:
Bunk and travel to the festival with a bunch of likeminded people. Soak in the vibe before and even after
Get started with welcome shots. Yes, you’re entitled to
more than just one.
Extend the revelry beyond the festival with in-room
parties. Maybe even host one!
Looking for late night munchies or an after party to go
to? With 24/7 concierge services, we have the answer
to all your queries.
Get through the festival madness with our specially
designed Survival kit. (What’s in it? Guess, guess!)
Make new friends - network through informal icebreakers (drinking games/become an in-room standup comic/hangover breakfasts, et al)
Receive a daily newsletter during the festival, updating you on the day’s lineup, suggested acts to catch,
things to do before and after the festival.
WHATS IN IT
rooms and great
Boutique hotel with
very well furnished
rooms right in the
center of the city.
Luxury at an
affordable price with
rooms and a central
Find Soundtrot online or give them a call at
+91 2265255590, +91 9820055590, +91 9819330626.
They won’t bite.
Be sure to check out our limited edition festival lineup tshirts and other cool band and official festival merch at the
NH7 Shop. The official lineup t-shirts are priced at Rs. 599.
There will also be plenty of cool stalls from where you can
purchase all sorts of kitschy festival gear and other endearing oddities. So make sure you’re carrying enough cash with
you to the festival.
The box office opens at 12 noon
each day. This is your first stop at
the festival. Head here with your
ticket and a valid photo ID to get
your festival wristband.
The shop will also host special signing sessions with
some of the artists performing at the festival. So keep a
look out for signing times which will be displayed on the
screens next to the stages, and at the NH7 Shop as well.
In case you’re planning to buy more tickets at the
box office please note that Community tickets will
not be available here (though they are still available
Only the following passes will be available:
PRO TIP Get in early and pick up some amazing handcrafted, screen-printed posters before they get sold out!
FOOD & BEVERAGE
With over 20 stalls serving everything from burgers, biryani,
goan food and rolls to cotton candy, cupcakes, popcorn and
more; you will find no dearth of variety.
Regular - Rs 3,750
Under 21 -Rs 1,500
Single Day - Rs 2,000
Gates open at 3pm. The box office also doubles as
an info desk, so if you have any queries about the
festival, ask them here. In addition, once you’re inside
the festival grounds, find anyone with a ‘Crew’ t-shirt if
you need any help!
It’s never too early for your first festival. Children below 10
enter free at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender. If you’re worried about sound levels, drop by the box-office and pick up
some kid-friendly earplugs.
BE A WEEKENDER WARRIOR
Here are just a few simple dos and don’ts to make sure you have a stress-free
DO NOT LOSE/MISPLACE/BREAK YOUR
WRISTBAND. You’ll need it to enter the
festival grounds on all days. (And yes, it’ll stay
on even if you shower!)
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL ONLY BE
SERVED TO THOSE ABOVE LEGAL DRINKING
AGE, which is 21 in the state of
Karnataka. No exceptions, sorry.
SWAPPING WRISTBANDS IS JUST NOT COOL.
Don’t run the risk of getting caught and having
CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED in the festival
grounds. Don’t forget to take some great shots
and share them with us on Facebook and
Most important rule: Lose yourself. Abandon
your friends. TALK TO SOMEONE NEW.
Download the NH7 INTOWN APP and keep
up-to-date on lineups, schedules, other
festival news and of course, special surprises.
BAGS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE. Just make sure
they’re big enough for awesome festival merch.
There are no lockers on the festival grounds
to keep your bags, so you’ll be responsible for
PLEASE BE AWARE AND IN CHARGE OF
YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS. We really
won’t be able to help you if your stuff is lost.
BE NICE TO YOUR FELLOW WEEKEND WARRIORS. After all, we’re all here to have fun. If
you’re with a group of friends, it’s a good idea
to assign a spot (pick one of the crazy installations at the festival, that usually works) to
meet up if you lose each other. With thousands
of festivalgoers on the festival grounds at the
same time, mobile networks are bound to be
slow, so picking a meeting spot always helps.
WE ADVISE YOU TO NOT STAND TOO CLOSE
TO THE SPEAKERS AS IT CAN PERMANENTLY
DAMAGE YOUR HEARING.
Earplugs are available for children at
the box office.