Summer serenade: Musicathon is all set to marry music and mountains in Bir this April!

Musicathon, the two-day music festival in Himachal Pradesh’s Bir, promises an exciting line-up of artists, a serene location, and crisp mountain air.
The festival will showcase an interesting line-up of independent artists.
The festival will showcase an interesting line-up of independent artists. Image: Courtesy Musicathon.

If you are music buff with a love for the mountains, here’s your calling. Musicathon is back with its seventh edition in Bir, Himachal Pradesh, from April 15-16, 2022.

This time, the eco-friendly festival is going to be hosted at The Bagicha — a dreamy campsite in the quaint village away from the hustle and bustle. Some of the famous names such as Rahgir, a social media sensation, Buland Himalay a.k.a. Jatin Sharma, SWASTIK The Band will be performing at the festival. Passes start at INR2,500 per head, while stay packages begin at INR4,500 per head.

The audience grooving to the music
The audience grooving to the music. Image: Courtesy Musicathon.

Started in 2019 in the lap of Himalayas amid the thick lush forests of beautiful Bir with the majestic Dhauladhar range playing the perfect backdrop, Musicathon has been a platform for emerging independent artists before an audience that includes travellers from different nationalities.

With the efforts of the local community, talented musicians, and a bunch of people driven by a mutual love for music, poetry, and travel, the festival has managed to pull off from four editions in a year to very limited gatherings in the past.

Bir is famous for its paragliding adventures.
Bir is famous for its paragliding adventures. Image: Shutterstock/Peppy Graphics.

When not busy grooving to the music at the festival, head out to explore the magical hilly getaway that Bir is. Other than being popular as a paragliding paradise in India, the place is also home to tourist sites like the Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat, Nyingyang Monastery, Deer Park Institute, Gunehar waterfall, and Baijnath Temple.

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