Hornbill Festival, 2017 has officially wrapped up but the memories of the events, music festival, local food, folks songs and dances etc. still remains fresh! The Hornbill International Music Festival (HIMF) took place at Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur from 3rd December till 10th December, witnessing one of the most exciting shows organised this year. The rock contest was held from 5th to 8th December amongst a buzzing and bustling crowd. The crowd’s favorite and much deserved Avora Records won the contest and our very own Yellow Beacon from Nagaland won the best band of HIMF, 2017. The 8-day event winded down with an EDM night.
Here’s an overview of some of the best moments from the show!
The bustling and enthusiastic crowd at the Hornbill International Rock Festival Finale, 2017, Dimapur
One of Northeast’s best blues guitarists, Rudy Wallang of Soulmate band, performing for the crowd at the Blues Night concert on 9th Dec, 2017.
Rudy Wallang(left) with his daughters, Andrea(center) and Elaine Wallang(right) enthralling the crowd at the Blues Night concert.
Ranchi-based rock band, Highway 69 was one of the crowd’s favourite bands this year at The Hornbill International Rock Contest. The band captivated a big crowd of fired-up audience with their energetic stage presence, bringing the metal music scene to life!
Avora Records from Aizawl celebrating their big win at the Hornbill International Rock Contest, 2017. The band beat 22 other talented bands, taking home the winning title and a prize money of 10 lakhs. The Prophets from Aizawl and Perfect Stick Figure Illustrations from Gangtok were announced 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively.
The judges (from left): Mhaseve Tetseo, Uday Benegal and Soumini Sridhara Paul
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