Shillong to Organize annual ‘The Hills Festival Meghalaya’ in November


BY Santosh Morya  | October 14 , 2022


Shillong, the beautiful capital of Meghalaya, is all geared up to host one of the most-awaited annual music, food and cultural festivals in India, The Hills Festival Meghalaya. The festival will set the stage to host some of the most prominent musical bands from the country and beyond. The two-day music festival will be held on 4 and 5 November, 2022 amid the incredible locales of Umbir village and Umiam Lake in Meghalaya.

After music, the highlight of the year would be the ‘Food Pavilion’ where regional cuisine from various parts of the state would be made available. ‘The Forage Aisle’ here will be special as it will serve indigenous forage and the local wild edibles from Meghalaya.


Keeping the wellbeing of the environment in mind, the organisers will also introduce several green initiatives and all the promotional backdrops and the art installations will be built using environment-friendly materials. To make sure there’s cleanliness and waste is managed, there will be arrangements of RO water stations, biodegradable service ware, and recycled paper and bamboo.

The vision of the festival, which is organised by HYPE Meghalaya and backed by Meghalaya Tourism, is to put the festival on the tourist map of the state and make it a huge attraction.


1) The interesting artist lineup: Bloodywood, Taba Chake, HanuMankind, Yung Raja, Karan Kanchan, and more

2) The food: Famous Chef TZac will join local chefs for a special layout of indigenous forage and the local wild edibles from Meghalaya

3) Eco-friendly: The festival is completely eco-friendly. Environmentally-innovative materials to be used at the venue, recycling and upcycling waste, RO water stations, biodegradable service ware.

4) Cycling & Camping: A unique cycling track to enjoy the beautiful locales of Umbir village and Umiam Lake will also be introduced where visitors will get a chance to enjoy amidst nature. Also, there will be cosy camping tents for accommodation where people can spend the night gazing at the sky.

5) Kids-friendly Festival: The festival will also be kids-friendly as a special PlayCare section has been set up for children’s care.


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