Seven -day Hornbill Music Festival, a rock music fest which offers platform to some of the country’s indigenous bands ended with Kolkata band, Gingerfeet winning the Hornbill National Rock Contest 2012.
The fest is being organized by the Music Task Force (YRS), Nagaland, produced and event being managed by XL foundation ended friday evening at IG Stadium.
This year, 22 bands from seven states- Nagaland , Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal and Delhi took part at the four day rock contest.
During the contest, Afai (Winner of Naga’s Got Talent 2012), Alo Wanth & Band and Alobo Naga and the Band also performed at the show as special appearance.
The list of HNRC 2012 winners, presented by Airtel are:
Winning band Gingerfeet from Kolkata won a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakhs, followed by Clueless Attention of Nagaland and Black Rose of Nagaland won cash prize of Rs. 3.5 lakhs and Rs. 2.5 lakhs.
The list of the individual winners are as follows:
David Kom (Dosser’s Urge, Shillong) bagged the best vocalist title; Lokesh Mager (Gingerfeet, Kolkata )- best bass guitarist; Praggya Lama (Adam’s Apple, Darjeeling)- best lead guitarist and Thyni Ch Momin (Titans, Tura Meghalaya) as best drummer. All the individual winners were awarded with cash prize of Rs. 30, 000 each.
Also, special unique young act category was awarded to Ably from Mizoram and most catchy power rhythm was awarded to 24 x 7 from Pune.