‘Ziro Festival of Music – India’s Greatest Outdoor Music Festival’ at the Land of the Legendary Apatani Tribes, Ziro Valley, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!

To what is described as India’s Greatest outdoor Music Festival, the Ziro festival of Music is held every year in the month of September at the tinsel town of Ziro in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Situated at around 115 kms from the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is the small town of Ziro. Even though this town is far atop the hills but people from across the world know Ziro as the place the hosts India’s largest outdoor Music Festival – ‘the Ziro Festival of Music’. Although this may suggest Ziro as a modern place where the parties and festivities cease to come to an end but it’s completely the other way around. Ziro is a quaint and silent place that is home to the ‘Apatani’ tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is only during September when the festival is held you see people from across the world coming to dance to the tunes of the renowned artists both local and global to an atmosphere very similar to ‘Sunburn Festival’ across the various Tier I cities of India!

The Ziro Festival of Music showcases the independent music scene in India. The festival was founded in 2012 by Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty, and has featured artists like Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Louw Majaw, Sha’air n Func, Indus Creed, Peter Cat Recording Co, Menwhopause, Guru Rewben Mashangva, and Barmer Boys among others. The festival is spread over four days and is hosted by members of the Apatani people in Ziro.

Ziro is primarily home to the ‘Apatani’ Tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh –friendly, simple and hospitable people with an interesting culture and legacy. They are a non-nomadic, agrarian tribe who share a responsible relationship with nature. ‘Apatani’ people cultivate permanent wet land cultivation instead of dry land cultivation which involves burning forests. Ziro valley is lush with paddy farms and is known for its unique paddy cum fi sh cultivation where using traditional irrigation methods, farmers rear fish in the knee-deep water. Keeping them company are the adorable, shy, and harmless Indian Bison. Around here, they are called ‘Mithun’ and considered auspicious and are very tasty too!

Back in the olden days, there was a strange custom of facial tattoos for ‘Apatani’ women and you can still see a few old women with tattoos. A highlight of this place and people and shy to pose for a picture and hence do ask for their permission before you take pictures.

Jungleideas welcomes you to the North East India and be a part of the ‘Ziro Festival of Music – India’s Greatest Outdoor Music Festival’ at the Land of the Legendary Apatani Tribes, Ziro Valley, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Incredible India!

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The quaint and picturesque Ziro Valley in the State of Awesome Arunachal Pradesh

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The Aptani Tribal people of Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. Source: wikipedia

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The Ziro Festival of Music – India’s greatest outdoor music festival. Source: zirofestival.com

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Bands performing at Ziro Festival of Music, Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Source: musicmalt.com

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Aptani Tribal women at the Ziro Festival of Music, India’s Greatest Outdoor Music Festival. Source: musicmalt.com

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Learning local Aptani dance moves at the Ziro Valley of Music. Source: Stop discriminating people from North East India facebook

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Tourists dancing to the tunes at Ziro Festival. Source: musicmalt.com

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Enjoying Music without Boundaries at the Ziro Festival of Music, Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Source: musicmalt.com

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Traditional Tribal Homes of the Apatani Tribes of Ziro Valley at Arunachal Pradesh

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The trees planted by the Apatani Tribes during their arrival at Ziro Valley

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The Agricultural grounds of the Apatani Tribes of Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Advanced Landing Grounds at Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

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View from atop the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh during the journey to Ziro Valley

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The lush greens of the Ziro Valley

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The World’s Tallest Naturally formed Shiva Lingam at Ziro Valley

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