What Is It?

A three-day festival that’s aimed at promoting the rich culture of the north-east through the best the seven sisters have to offer – music bands, local delicacies, live art, theatre, fashion and handlooms.

Hop over to the IGNCA between Nov 4 – 6 and be prepared to come back stuffed and musically satiated.

Who Is It For?

The regular visitor to the Sikkim stall in Dilli Haat or Nagaland House because, seriously, no one {like, literally no one} does pork better than the north-east. Aside from pork, there’ll be eromba from Manipur, zan from Arunachal, jadoh and more such local dishes.

Handloom lovers, the culture vultures {there’s an art workshops and photography exhibitions too} and those who’d like to catch a glimpse of traditional sports of the region will also feel at home at the fest.

If none of these are up your alley, go for the rock bands or {ahemBollywood and Punjabi folk singers {why oh why you no experiment, Dilli!?}.

In all, we hear there’ll be 30-something stalls to check out. 

Why Should I Go For It?

We went for it last year and loved watching Lou Majaw perform – digging both his stage presence and the trademark denim shorts.

The grilled pork and perfect outdoor weather made the outing totally worth it and unlike other popular fests in the city, this one didn’t involve hardcore pushing and shoving or never-ending lines at the food stalls. The entry is free as well, fellow cheapskates! 

Anything Else?

To know the exact schedule, go here

When: Nov 4 – 6

Where: Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts

Featured photo source: The North East Fest