May 26th, 2023
Held in the spectacular Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, India, the Ziro Music Festival is a four-day annual affair and one of India's premier outdoor music events. It is a must visit for travelers on their Ziro tour. This year, the event is on 28 September 2023 - 1 October 2023.
It is hosted by the indigenous Apatani tribe, who are known for their rich traditional ecological knowledge of natural resources management and conservation.
The sustainable practice of using locally sourced materials like bamboo and employing local community members to host attendees is highly prioritized in the festival, which also empowers them to actively involve themselves in pushing the festival to success.
The festival was first organized in 2012 by Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty. Ever since its inception in 2012, the music fest has captivated the interest of myriad audiences, particularly globe-trotting music lovers and adventurers, and is aptly considered the largest non-pilgrimage tourist-attracting event in the state.
Various musical artists renowned nationally and internationally give live performances at the event.
The best independent music acts from across India and the world are engaged along with artists, artisans, and local youth groups through community outreach programs.
Apart from stage performances, attendees of this festival are welcome to explore the tribal cuisines, and handicrafts, and also participate in dance classes, tapestry making, indigenous music workshops, village heritage walks, trekking, birdwatching, and butterfly trails. Hence, if you are on your Ziro tour package with OurGuest, do not miss this extravagant festival of music at any cost.