Ziro Festival of Music Announces Lineup
15 August 2018
Ziro Festival of Music has announced its diverse lineup for the 2018 edition. The festival will take place between 27-30 September, as usual, at Arunachal Pradesh's pristine Ziro Valley, and will be hosted by the local Apatani community and state government.
Acclaimed Japanese post-rock/contemporary classical band MONO will be headlining the festival's seventh year, along with Israel's MALOX and Mali's Madu Sidiki. Staying true to its promise of raising awareness of India's vibrant north-eastern communities, Ziro is also hosting an impressive range of homegrown musicians and bands. Meghalaya's Blue Temptation, Mizoram's Avora Records, Arunachal's own K4 KEKHO and Tripura's Koloma are just some of the acts performing. You can also expect live performances by Prabh Deep, Sukanya Ramgopal, Oorali and Gauley Bhai.
Ziro Festival of Music also had another announcement to make. The team promises to be the most eco-friendly music festival in India yet, a decision made as a response to the swelling number of tourists pouring into the region for the event. According to their promotional campaign, "ZFM 2018 will see increased efforts in eco-friendly practices and waste management. This year also includes a month long sustainable design residence workshop."
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