Always colourful and vibrant, Northeast India’s musical diversity is breathtaking. From the glitz and love for Rock, the region embraces talents across genres.
With a blend of gorgeous landscapes, local delicacies and Music, the land of Music and Culture hosts some wonderful outdoor festivals set in the lush county, showcasing the traditional and modern opus.
If you’re hankering for a break, these are the festivals you should attain to:
1. Ziro Festival of Music
Set in the green valley of Arunachal Pradesh, the Ziro Festival of Music offers a lively combination of indie music, local food, and breathtaking views. Bands from the Northeast as well as electronic, rock, and folk-jazz acts from rest of India constructs a paramount of joy. The festival also features International bands performing the hardcore.
The festival is a chance to meet the Apatani tribe, the indigenous community from the region, known for their unique culture, sustainable lifestyle, and tattooing traditions. The Apatani villages are a short walk from the venue and locals are happy to attend the visitors.
Ziro Festival of Music, is, undoubtedly one of the most sought after outdoor music festivals in India.
2. Hornbill Music Festival
An exhibit of culture and traditions, Hornbill Festival makes it to the biggest cultural extravaganza in Northeast India. A week-long event held every year from December 1 to December 10 in Nagaland, where the entire Naga tribe comes together to showcase their age-old traditions and rich cultural heritage, is the spot on.
The vibrant celebration of a culture that’s so mystic and captivating. The warrior log drums, the colorful headgear, the soulful war cry, the exquisite costumes et al are simply remarkable in their own ways. Indigenous sports and folk songs are the main highlights of the festival.
The festival endeavours to revive, protect, sustain, and promote the richness of the Naga heritage and traditions. So grab your bags and head out for the pristine adventure, never to miss.
The Hornbill Music Festival is just a part of the bigger Hornbill Festival. But, it is in itself a mega event which has hosted international bands like Europe in the past.
3. Orange Festival of Adventure and Music
The music festival is another bang from Arunachal Pradesh. The name ‘Orange’ comes from the Orange orchards, where the platform takes the seat. The festival locates at a small picturesque town, Dambuk.
Unlike Ziro Festival of Music, this festival is a blend of adventure, culture and music. The festival hosts some of the offbeat activities like Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Cultural performances and many more.
The festival is an ultimate escape, you’re holding on. Don’t miss out to include the Festival to your bucket list.
4. BACARDI NH7 Weekender
India’s largest multi-genre music festival has made its way to the magnificent hills of Meghalaya. Heading to its 3rd edition, the music festival has made it to the biggest in the region. Acts from top bands like Megadeth and Steven Wilson besides a number of top musicians from the country has attracted mass attendees since its beginning in 2015.
BACARDI NH7 Weekender makes it to the most trendy music festival in the region.