The Ziro music festival is back

ITANAGAR, August 22: To the delight of music lovers, the Ziro Festival of Music is back this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The ninth edition of the festival, popularly known as ZFM and dubbed as one of the best outdoor music festivals in the whole country, will be held from September 29 to October 2 in Ziro.

“The Ziro Festival of Music returns after two years, so it’s an emotional moment for all of us at Ziro. The festival will bring back tourists and artists from across the country and contribute to the local community,” said ZFM Founder and Director Bobby Hano.

As in previous years, this year’s lineup is also a mix of all genres of music, with some of the country’s best-known singers, including from the Northeast, as well as foreign singers set to participate.

Rabbi Shergill, Nepalese language singer Bipul Chettry, Mangpa folk singer from

Manipur and Takar Nabam of Arunachal, David Angu and the Tribe and Nikom Riba are some of the singers who will perform at the four-day event.

“I also look forward to the diverse lineup of artists that has been curated to entertain all kinds of music lovers of all ages,” Hano said.

He said the ZFM “is more focused on making the festival family-friendly through activities and workshops for children.

“There will be a lot more going on at the festival, aside from the music,” he said.

There’s something for everyone, from art installation to ‘children’s village’, tapestries making, dance lessons, yoga and meditation, village walks, butterfly trail , observation of ropes, circles, smells, fishing and storytelling sessions. The festival came back bigger.

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