Some of the leading artistes of the country will participate in the festival Credit: File image

Shillong: After a half-a-decade hiatus, Shillong’s most anticipated festival is back to celebrate autumn with music, dance, exquisite cuisines and a whole lot of fun-filled activities this weekend.

The two-day Shillong Autumn Festival kick-starts on Friday at the Orchid Lake Resort on the banks of the scenic Umiam lake.

The festival will be headlined by the Mohawk styled-Swedish DJ Albin Myers. The varied line-up of the festival ranges from folk to rock and hip hop to reggae. The event will also pay a tribute to the king of pop by popular Shillong-based musicians.

Participants can participate in a variety of adventure activities during the festival

Not only that, a Gen-X stage dedicated to fresh talents will see performances by Guwahati-based hip hop outfit Broke Boy Mafia and The Vicarious Souls from Mawlai, to name a few. There will also be especially-curated fashion shows by NIFT and local designers with the essence of traditional ethnic wear.

Fashion shows will also be organised during the event

The food stalls at the festival will offer some sumptuous local cuisines and home-grown coffee. If music does not suffice, you can also participate in adventure activities at the lake such as Jet Skis, speedboats, catamarans and fishing boats, among others.

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