Arunachal Pradesh celebrates music during this time of the year.
Yes, you are right. The Ziro Festival of Music is all set to kick start on September 27 which will continue till 30.
The Ziro Festival of Music aims to raise awareness of the northeast region of the country and bring it into the mainstream consciousness of the country through music, art and culture.
An outdoor music festival, Ziro Festival of Music is held at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
The festival which has entered its seventh year this time was founded by Bobby Hano and Anup Kutty, who also serve the band Menwhopause as guitarists.
The festival has proved to be a huge hit among the masses over the last few years.
In addition to the soulful music on display, visitors also get to learn about the heritage and culture of the Apatani people. The valley is in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Site.
However, this year the festival promises to be way different in a rather serious note.
The seventh edition of Ziro Festival of Music promises to be the most eco-friendly outdoor festival in India ever.
With a sustained growth in festival followers over the years, Ziro Festival of Music is now taking its role as India’s most eco-friendly festival very seriously.
The Ziro Festival of Music 2018 will see increased efforts in eco-friendly practices and waste management. This year also includes a month long sustainable design residence workshop.
With the motto of ‘Ziro for Ziro waste’ the festival organizers have urged all participants to discard plastic completely during the festival.
The festival is supported by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and its Tourism Ministry.
Ziro Festival of Music has also tied up with US-based independent record label – Chicken Ranch Records – which will release a compilation of select live recordings across stores in the United States.
This year sees one of Japan’s greatest rock acts – MONO – making their debut in India.
India’s first female ghatam player Sukanya Ramgopal will feature on the Danyii (day) stage and make sure you don’t miss Arunachal’s rap sensation K4 KEKHO among others.
So, be sure to book your home stay beforehand because they tend to get booked early.
The line-up is always a delight, they have some of the best artistes performing at the festival. Be sure to indulge in rice beer and local delicacies.