ONE LAKH TOURISTS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THREE-DAY EVENT
Shillong, November 13 : The stage is set for the state of Meghalaya to host the Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival 2023 from November 17 to 19, 2023. The festival is expected to attract around one lakh tourists, including both domestic and international travelers.
In a recent press briefing, Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh said that the festival will offer a diverse range of activities, including cosplay competitions, beauty pageants, choir contests, graffiti and art installations, karaoke contests, a Ferris wheel, and a zipline. The festival will be held at the RBDSA Sports Complex in Madan Kurkalang, Bhoirymbong, Ri Bhoi district.
The Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival is also a celebration of music and art. This year’s edition will feature a lineup of pop stars and DJs, including:
November 17: Sanam, Hybrid Theory, SURL, Kenny Musik, 4th Element, The Band Phantasm, DBRYN, Gwyneth, Dalariti, CYCO, Aminio, Dr Legend, and Chevinia.
November 18: American singer NE-YO, Meba Ofilia, Pink Panda, Snow White, Rahul Rajkhowa, Street Stories – Banjop, Empirical Tribe – Tenny, Zethan, Ricaa Stella, and Banker Kharkongor.
November 19: Former Boyzone vocalist Ronan Keating, Jonas Blue, Lou Majaw, Blue Temptation, Da Minot, Nokpante, Rhem, Favian, Wanjop Sohkhlet, Banrap, Youngg Nate, Meban, Lamphrang, and Toshan.
To ease traffic during the Cherry Blossom Festival, the following routes will be used: Guwahati Shillong Road, Mawiong-ISBT Bypass, and Mawdiangdiang Bypass.