Stage set for Ziro Music Festival
Itanagar: The mega outdoor music festival, Ziro Festival of Music, which has taken the world music festival forum by storm since its inception in 2012, is all set to enthrall music lovers from across the globe from September 27 to 30 in the picturesque Ziro valley.
Founded in 2012 by local lad Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty, the festival today has been listed under the top ten music festivals in the world by ‘beehype’ contributors on almost all the continents.
“While the setting and the venue amidst the golden yellow paddy fields automatically elevates the musical experience, blending in with the local culture via food, dance and shelter is perhaps how most festivals should be planned,” quotes beehype contributors (beehype is run by music journalists, bloggers and DJs from around the world). The location “Pechi Putu” is a cluster of small hillocks surrounded at three sides by paddy fields, colored in all shades of golden yellow at this time of the year, is a breathtaking view. It is located around 3 Km from Hapoli and has become a favorite outdoor location for weekends; courtesy the Ziro Music Festival.
Beautiful bamboo architectures by Kollol Brahma Dutta from Assam’s Kokrajhar, adds a more ethnic touch to the entire festival venue.
The festival this year will spearhead Ziro for ‘Zero wastage’ campaign. The festival goers have to use reusable mugs and bottles and avoid littering in the festival ground.