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Hornbill Int’l Rock Contest enters Day-2

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By EMN Updated: Dec 06, 2014 12:04 am
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Our Correspondent
KOHIMA, DECEMBER 5

Two bands from Nagaland, Tune It Again and Technicolors were among ten competing bands from across the country that performed before hundreds of music lovers on the second day of the Hornbill International Rock Contest (HIRC) 2014 this evening at IG Stadium, Kohima. The other bands were Rage Hybrid (Nepal), Black Dog Machine Gun (Darjeeling), Hidden Identity (Kolkata), Final Surrender (Bangalore), Muses of Authority (Siliguri), Condemned Hour (Tura), Restless Desire (Tura) and Red Sky Pirates (Darjeeling). American guitar legend Vinnie Moore is judging the competition on a panel that includes Sanjay Divecha (Danny Boyle, AR Rahman) from Mumbai, and Thejove Medeo (Divine Connection, Native Colours) and Wati Imchen (Squadron) from Nagaland.
Altogether, 31 bands, including wildcards, from across India and abroad were selected from over 80 bands to compete in the four-day HIRC 2014. The winner of the contest will walk away Rs.10 lakhs (one million) richer while the runner up band will win Rs.5,00,000 and the second runners up Rs.3,00,000 and winners of individual prizes will pocket Rs.30,000 each.
Day-three of the competition will also have 10 bands performing to woo the judges as well as the popular Kohima crowd before the finals which is slated to be held on December 7, wherein the celebrity judge and guitar great Vinnie Moore will also be making a special performance for the first time ever in India.
Meanwhile, organizers of the event, Nagaland Outdoors’ Club (NOC) and Sky Entertainment have informed that tickets to the December 7 show, and the live concert of Bon Giovi, the official Bon Jovi tribute band will be available by December 6 (Saturday).

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By EMN Updated: Dec 06, 2014 12:04:46 am