The fifth edition of the annual musical fest, Nepal Music Festival 2017, began at Bhrikuti Mandap Park in Kathmandu on November 17, 2017.
The two-day musical fest, held during November 17-18, 2017, is featuring 16 bands and artists including Nepali rock scene and others such as Cobweb, Monkey Temple, Shadows and Jindabaad.
Upcoming acts such as Didi Bahini, Pahenlo Batti Muni, Ma and Swopna Suman will also be featured at the festival.
Besides, the festival will also see a special performance by the renowned Tungna player Bir Bahadur Biswokarma. This will be a fundraiser show for Biswokarma, who has been putting in efforts despite his visually-impairment, solely by playing Tungna in his native district of Sindhupalchok.
Apart from musical performances, the fest will also feature poetry recitals by renowned poets Nawaraj Parajuli and Samip Dhungel.
“Through the fest, we aim to promote the Nepali music scene, and provide a platform for musical acts to perform and connect to the audience. We want more and more youths to get in touch to the Nepali music scene, which we believe would go on to uplift the existing condition of the industry,” says Festival Manager Prajjwal Kattel.
Beginning with a special performance by Electric Air, the first day of the fest will witness a total of eight acts and concludes with the Shadows’ performance. Gaming stalls and food stalls are other special attractions of the festival.
The festival, began back in 2012, is run by over 80 volunteers and sponsored by Tuborg.
The key objective of the festival is to bring together the Nepali music scene together onto a single platform to promote Nepali music.