5th edition of North East Festival to commence on November 3 in Delhi


North East Festival, that brings the numerous colours and talents of the region to Delhi, will commence on November 3.

In the last four years, the festival has evolved into one of the most talked events in town, attracting lakhs of people who come to immerse themselves in the frenzy and fervor of North East.

This year, the event is expected to be bigger and better than before, with several added attractions. The festival will bring to the forefront the colourful montage of North East, including 30 dance forms, like the Naga warrior dance, Thang ta of Manipur, Hojagiri of Tripura, Bamboo dance of Mizoram, Wangala dance of Meghalaya, Lion dance of Arunachal Pradesh apart from others. Along with famous Ram Vijay Bhaona, with mask presentation of Natum Kamalabari Sattra of Majuli, Assam and the rhythms of Manipur, North East Festival's carnival promises to light up Delhi's cultural mosaic.

North East region is known for its exotic hand loom and handicraft products, and the festival will bring together 150 weavers and artisans to show their magic. The event will showcase the top designs from North East that will be presented by beautiful North Eastern models and celebrity showstoppers.

An exhibition of North Eastern films including 'Rebellion Bejeweled' – a story of a surrendered ULFA cum social worker, an exhibition of art and photography, graphiti and doodle art will give a platform for the creative expressions of the region to showcase their creation. With storytelling of famous folk tales of North East and tattoo artistes from the region, the Festival will be full of colours.


One of the major attractions of the Festival will be the NEF Rock Battle, which will see the top rock bands of Delhi's biggest colleges fight it out in a competition. NEF Football Cup will be organised during October 26 – November 2, and will feature Delhi's college football teams such as St. Stephens, Ramjas College, among others, competing with North East football clubs with an attempt to promote new talent and to build bridges amongst the youth.

The evening musical stage will see some of the finest musical talents of India rock the city including names like Papon, Zubeen Garg, Alobo Naga, rapper Borkung Hrangkhawl, heavy metal bands Pulse Pandits, Girish and Chronicles (GATC), Traffic Jam, Avora Records, Lucid Reccess, Jelly Kayi, international DJ Teri Miko and many others.

The entry for the Festival is free and the timing will be from 11 AM to 10 PM.

The fifth edition of the North East Festival will be held from November 3 to 5, at IGNCA, Janpath in the national capital.


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