Glimpses from the opening day of the Hornbill International Music Contest in Dimapur on December 5. (Photo by Manen Aier)
The Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 kick-started on December 5 evening at the Agri Expo site, Dimapur. Seven out of the 23 competing bands shared the stage on the first day of the preliminary round.
The panel of judges for the competition comrpise of Soumini Sridhara Paul, Vice President, Artist Aloud (Hungama Media Pvt. Ltd), Uday Benegal, frontman of Indus Creed, and Mhaseve Tetseo (Tetseo Sisters, Rattle and Hum Band and Gear Men Dudes).
Nine out of the 23 bands will be selected to vie for top honours at the grand finale of this year’s HIRC scheduled to be held on December 8.
The line up for the first day of the preliminary round was: Perfect Stick Figure Illustrations (Gangtok), Radio City (Kohima), Seed of Changes (Bengaluru), Radical Change (Mirik, Darjeeling), Avora Records (Aizawl), Trivial (Guwahati) and The Great Decade (Mokokchung).
The show was hosted by Moanungsang Jamir.