Ziro Festival of Music is a popular event held in Arunachal Pradesh every year. Ziro is one of the oldest towns in Arunachal Pradesh which is in the running for being declared a World Heritage Site. It’s a charming beautiful valley town with breathtaking scenic and picturesque locales. This town has been hosting the musical event for four years now and each year the popularity of this musical festival is growing by leaps and bounds. Last year’s Ziro Music Festival was a huge success and it featured well known and accomplished Indian musicians and bands such as Indus Creed, Omak Komut Collective, The Vinyl Records, menwhopause , Prateek Kuhad, Taba Chake, Guru Rewben Mashangva, Warklung, Tankbund, The Ganesh Talkies, Yesterdrive, The Superfuzz, The Ska Vengers, and The Supersonics. Newer bands like We The Giants from Nagaland and Freddy’s Nightmare from Mizoram also made their presence felt and thoroughly entertained the crowd.
Last year’s Ziro Music Festival offered immense variety to the whole wide range of music lovers as most contemporary musical genres were represented. This year’s artist lineup promises that Ziro Festival of Music 2015 is sure to be another great event. The artists expected to entertain the guests this year include alternative/electro-rock band The F16s, electronica producer-guitarist Dualist Inquiry, electro organic act Nicholson, four-piece acoustic rock band Neel and The Lightbulbs, singer-songwriter Dayglocrazie, Indie folk act Run! It’s the Kid, Pune musician Gowri Jayakumar, guitarist composer Takar Nabam, Burmese indie rock-punk outfit Side Effect, eclectic artist group North and another band from Delhi named The Pilgrim. Festival attendees will also get a chance to explore the beautiful nature of the region through bird-watching treks, heritage walks, and cycling trips. One can also watch presentations of tribal dance, buy handicrafts, and enjoy regional cuisine. The scheduled dates for the event are September 24 to 27, 2015.