Musicathon – Music Festival in the Mountains
Incepted in 2019, Musicathon – Musical Festival in the Mountains is a platform showcasing emerging independent artists from various genres, states and cultures of the country. They perform against the stunning backdrop of the Dhauladhar mountain range in Bir, which is also home to one of Asia’s best paragliding sites.
The eighth edition of the festival will be held in October 2022. The line-up features singer-songwriters Arjan Singh, Bittle Singh, Buland Himalay, Himanshu Chavan, Nilotpal Bora, Priyanshu Paliwal, Punit Singh and Ramil Ganjoo, the duos Khwabida and 2 Capos and the bands Healing Roots and The Khalnayaks.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Bir
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 world. Other airports close to Bir are those of Chandigarh (290 km), Amritsar (260 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.
- Camping area
- Charging booths
- Food stalls
- Parking facilities
- Unisex toilets
- Masks mandatory
- Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed
- Temperature checks
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Warm winter wear to shield yourself from the cold.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.
3. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers (a perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in).
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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