Hornbill Music fest to kick off on December 1

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IMPHAL, Nov 29: The Hornbill International Music Festival 2015, one of the biggest music festivals of the country will be kicked-off on December 1 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Hockey Ground, Kohima, Nagaland.

The participation of internationally renowned bands such as Helloween, one of the most influential metal bands and official tribute band of ABBA from Sweden has been confirmed apart from live performances of musicians across the globe.

It is learnt that organisers also will make a surprised announcement on the first week of December for the special appearances of other internationally renowned musicians.

As per the sequence of the Hornbill International Music festival, the music fest will begin on the first night of the festival. On December 1 evening, the stage will be shared by Joshua and the Note Ninja, Cadence, Infuse, Purple Fusion and other local artistes.

On December 2 the official tribute band of ABBA will take the stage followed by performances by Colored Keys, Mengu Suokhrie and Viriezhunuo Solo on the same night.

On December 3 to 6, the Stadium will be all set to welcome the selected 25 bands to compete for the Hornbill International Rock Contest (HIRC).

Close to hundreds bands were auditioned for this year’s edition, however, only 25 bands have made the cut to compete for the ultimate title of HRIC 2015 including five local bands, one international band and 19 national bands (seven from North East region).

The prize money for the top three winners has been fixed at Rs 10 lakhs, Rs 5 lakhs and Rs 2.5 lakhs respectively.

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