Stage set for 6th edition of Ziro Festival of Music

ZIRO, Sep 26: The mega outdoor music festival, the Ziro Festival of Music, which has taken the world music festival forum by storm since its inception in 2012 is all set to enthral music lovers from across the globe from 27th to 30th September in Ziro.
A brain child of Bobby Hano and the Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty in 2012, the festival today has been listed under the top 10 music festivals in the world by BeeHype contributors (The Beehype is run by music journalists, bloggers and DJs from around the world.)
“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” quote BeeHype contributors.
The location ‘Pechi Putu’ is a cluster of small hillocks surrounded at three sides by paddy fields; the coloured shades of golden yellow at this time of the year is a breathtaking view.
It is located around 3kms from Hapoli and has become a favourite outdoor location for weekends; courtesy the Ziro Festival of Music. Beautiful bamboo architectures by Kollol Brahmadutta from Kokrojhar, adds a greater ethnic touch to the entire festival venue.
The festival this year will spear head Ziro for Zero wastage campaign. The festival goers have to use reusable mugs and bottles and avoid littering in the festival ground. To make the Zero wastage campaign more interesting, every festival goer will wear coloured badges and will have to use the corresponding coloured trash bins to throw away trash.
The gastronomy fest as a part of the event will include stalls from Southern India and Northeast India. Besides music, the festival also provides an opportunity to learn the vibrant culture and explore nature in its supreme glory through heritage walk across the Ziro valley and riverside picnics.
The festival usually starts the day with Indie, classical and folk music and ends the nights with head banging hard music. There is a bit for all genres of music lover.
From Mono- a Japanese instrumental band to Madou Sidiki Diabate -a traditional (Kora) West African musician from Mali to local artists like K4 Kekho, Takar Nabum trio to Yesterdrive, the line up will cater to all genres of music lovers.
Some more acts to look out for this year are Avora Records from Aizawl, Malox, Oorali from Trissur Search & Found, Sukanya Ramgopal, and Prabh Deep from Delhi.
There is a bit for everyone in this edition of ZFM. Sleeping under the open sky, staring at the stars or sleeping in the tents or locally made bamboo huts, ZFM is an experience of a lifetime. (DIPRO)