You probably already know about the NH7 Weekender or Sunburn, or the Storm Festival. But have you heard about all the amazing music festivals that the seven sisters host throughout the year? The Bacardi Weekender is one of the most popular festivals in the North East that is held in Shillong, every year.
But that is not the only festival that we should be talking about in the North East. There are different festivals in the region that are popular and you should attend. Here is a list of the festivals –
Where can you attend -- Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
When can you attend -- September
Why you should attend – A festival that you must visit, Ziro is all about food, fun, and drinks. And also! Of course! MUSIC!
About the Fest
The Ziro valleys are ideal for a music festival of this size, populated by a local tribe known as the Apatanis. The festival was well funded by the state government of Arunachal and also features an annual cultural event calendar. This year's gathering of some of the best indie performers featured bands from across the country.
Since 2011, a sundry mix of music lovers has thronged the remote Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh with the Apatani tribesmen every September to create an extended weekend that showcases India's best of independent music. Ziro Music Festival is certainly one of India's most popular outdoor music festivals.
Where can you attend – Kohima, Nagaland
When can you attend – December 1st to 10th
Why should you attend – Get hold of all the 16 major tribes and sub-tribes of Nagaland in one place!
About the Fest
It's a rich heritage and customs week-long celebration. Located in the picturesque village of Naga Heritage –Kimasa, Hornbill Festival has for everyone everything. Chill with a mug of the finest rice ale, live in the traditional Naga huts, shop at the Night Bazaar and enjoy the amazing food for yourself. And the best part: experience a musical extravaganza in multiple stages.
Where Can You Attend – Shillong, Meghalaya
When Can You Attend – October/November
Why You Should Attend – Because it’s Meghalaya! And because this three-day festival turns Shillong into a land of fun, frolic and absolute madness.
The Autumn Festival is a cultural extravaganza coordinated together with other organizations by the Meghalaya government in Shillong. The festival is filled with government-organized fashion shows that offer numerous designers the opportunity to showcase their designs made from indigenous fabrics that are woven in the state. The festival includes other events like wine tasting, flower shows, kite flying competitions, music and rock festivals, golf tournaments, fishing competitions and a host of other activities. One can also satiate their taste buds with the rich spread of local and international cuisine at the 'food festival' of the Autumn Fest by the Umiam Lake.
Where Can You Attend – Guwahati, Assam
When Can You Attend – January/February
Why You Should Attend – Love adventure? This festival is for you specifically!
Brahmaputra Beach Festival is a two-day open-air festival that takes place on Brahmaputra river beaches. The festival celebrates Assam's heritage and neighboring states. The beach hosts cultural events that include song and dance. The festival is organized in cooperation with Assam Tourism Development Corporation by the Assam Boat Racing and Rowing Association. The festival includes various activities such as beach cricket, beach volleyball, water rafting, windsurfing, ice skating, kayaking, canoeing, dirt biking and all-terrain vehicle riding along with aero sports such as ballooning, paragliding, and gliding, etc. A modern craft show is also part of the festival.
Updated by: Daisy 2019-10-31 2:53 PM