Winners of Hornbill International Rock contests over the years



Hornbill International Rock Contest
Source: Morung Express

The Hornbill International Rock Contest is a rock contest event during the annual Hornbill festival held in Nagaland during 1-10 December. The event is organized by Music Task force (now Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA)), Government of Nagaland , which is perhaps the only Government supported Music Task Force in the country.

With attractive cash awards, the Hornbill International Rock Contest have attracted many local bands as well as bands from neighboring states and beyond.

List of winners of Hornbill International Rock Contests since 2006:

  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2006 – Joint Family, Kolkata
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2007 – Hobos, Kolkata
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2008 – Verbs, Shillong
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2009 – OFF, Nagaland
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2010 – Slain, Bangalore
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2011 – Indigo Children, New Delhi
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2012 – Gingerfeet, Kolkata
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2013 – Underground Authority, Kolkata
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2014 – Adams Apple, Darjeeling
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2015 – Reverse Tragedy, Mizoram
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2016 – SNF, Nagaland
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2017 – Avora Records, Mizoram
  • Hornbill Rock Contests winner 2018 – Perfect Strangers, Bangalore

Hornbill International Rock Contest was discontinued from 2019. It was replaced by ‘The Great Hornbill Rock’, where in, auditions will be held for ‘Ticket to Hornbill’ and winners from the districts of the state, along with other national bands, will perform under one roof.