Music & Video Games Collide: BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender announces Nodwin Gaming Stage!

Entertainment | November 30, 2023 | News

BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender

After 13 successful years of creating countless memories and celebrating music across a multitude of genres, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender will return to Pune for another banging edition. With a billing comprising of 45+ stellar international and homegrown artists across 5 stages, the 14th edition of India’s happiest multi-genre music festival will return from December 1- 3 and will be headlined by international hot festival favourites such as YG, M.I.A. and Monuments.

In a festival first, the organizers have freshly announced the addition of the Nodwin Gaming Stage which will be an electrifying brand-new gem to discover at the 2023 showcase. Pivoted around the intersection of gaming and eSports with music and pop culture, NODWIN Gaming will present a bespoke interactive platform where the attendees can avail a heightened futuristic festival experience. The line-up will feature sets from DJs, electronic music producers and live bands who have established reputations as videogame enthusiasts, and who will unleash their artistic perspective on the sound of gaming and its intersection with pop culture.

From a World Cosplay Summit 2024 India Qualifier #2 on Day 1 to special AV sets by Skipster, Prithvi, SPRYK and Noni Mouse, the Nodwin Gaming Stage will also feature performances by Vivek Desai, Ishani x Bobkat, Geek Fruit, Elsewhere In India and Elle Shimada. The stage décor will include video game themed immersive visuals and pyrotechnics on a scale that has not been witnessed before.

Fans and casual gamers also will have a chance to compete in tournaments for prizes at an interactive gaming arcade where gamers can indulge in with a variety of options such as PS4 - FIFA, Street Fighter, Tekken, Super Mario, Super Contra, Tetris and Pacman. Not just video games, but the zone will also feature a dance activity called Just Dance.

The other four stages at the festival viz. BACARDÍ ARENA, The Bat, CASA BACARDÍ and Pineapple Groove will be home to a variety of styles, from metal, rock, pop, hip-hop to electronic, funk and Punjabi. 

Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder & Managing Director, NODWIN Gaming said, “As South Asia's leading emerging market gaming and esports media company, NODWIN Gaming is at the forefront of the dynamic convergence of gaming, esports, and youth culture. The NODWIN Gaming Stage at the BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender exemplifies our dedication to seamlessly blending music and gaming, providing a one-of-a-kind platform that resonates with the younger generation. This intersection aligns perfectly with NODWIN's mission to maximize the timeshare of mindshare within our vibrant youth community through our IPs. Festival attendees can be sure to experience a grand celebration of gaming and music at the NODWIN Gaming stage in the 14th edition of BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender."

Tej Brar, Festival Director, BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender said, “Music is an integral component of the gaming experience with history showcasing how video games propel music discovery at a very intrinsic level. Hence it was a natural decision to dedicate a space to explore this convergence of music and gaming to its’ fullest potential. BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender has always been at the forefront of pioneering experiences. In 2017 we introduced a comedy stage at the festival and this year we are stoked to unite fans of gaming and music together at the newly introduced gaming stage. Whether it’s inspired thematic covers, sound samples coupled with familiar visual imagery from video games or even cosplay acts who spend months planning their attire - we are most excited about the newest addition to the plethora of experiences for our fans.”

In a festival first, the organizers have freshly announced the addition of the Nodwin Gaming Stage which will be an electrifying brand-new gem to discover at the 2023 showcase.

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