Bir Music Festival
Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Bir Music Festival

Bir Music Festival

Launched in 2020, the Bir Music Festival is described as “pahadon ka tyohaar”, or a “festival of the mountains”. The two-day festival is held twice a year in the village of Bir of Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. Organised by Hipostel, the festival is designed as an indie music, art, adventure and retreat festival.

Past editions have seen performances from artists such as the Deepak Rathore Project, Osho Jain and Shubhank Sharma. The last edition, held in June 2023, was headlined by rock act Indian Ocean, and featured Rajasthani folk-Sufi fusion band Gajee Khan Ensemble, stand-up comedian Vinay Bhatia, and poet Nikhlesh Tiwari. The forthcoming edition will also include a cyclothon, stargazing walks, workshops, treasure hunts and other fun activities.

Launched in 2020, Bir Music Festival aimed to generate additional employment and income opportunities for a village grappling with the effects of COVID-19. Bir, renowned as the largest paragliding site in Asia and the second largest globally, relies predominantly on adventure tourism for its economic sustenance. However, the pandemic brought this bustling activity to a standstill, causing financial hardship for hundreds of residents who depend on it for their livelihoods. A music and art festival was then dreamt up to bring focus to Bir and bring tourism back to the village.

The Bir Music Festival will be held between 15 and 17 June 2024.

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How to Get There

How to Reach Bir-Billing
1. By Air: There is no direct flight connectivity for the city of Bir. Kangra Airport, which is 67.6 km away is the nearest airport that connects Bir to the rest of the country. Other airports close to Bir are those of Amritsar (260 km), Chandigarh (290 km) and New Delhi (520 km).

2. By Rail: There is no direct rail connectivity to Bir. The nearest broad gauge station is in Pathankot, which is 112.4 km away, while the nearest narrow gauge station is in Ahju, which is just 3 km away. A toy train runs from Pathankot to Ahju.

3. By Road: Regular bus services ply to and from the city. They operate on a daily basis from places such as Shimla and Dharamshala. You can also hire shared taxis for the same route.
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  • Food stalls
  • Parking facilities
  • Pet-friendly


  • Unisex toilets

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

2. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers (a perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in).

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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Contact Details
Phone No 9897399990
Address Old Bir Hotel
Ilaka Homes Road
Chaughan Chowk
Bir 176077
Himachal Pradesh


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