New Delhi: The third edition of North East Festival is all set to kickstart here from October 16 with a focus on promoting and boosting tourism in the region.
Besides tourism, the major attraction this year is the commencement of the North East Festival Football Competition, driven by Indian Collegiate Athletic Program (ICAP).
"This year, tourism is the key focus and the festival would bring forth various facets of the North East. With the enthusiastic support of Delhi Tourism, we are inviting tour operators across Delhi to be a part of the North East Festival and we expect, many foreign tourists as well.
"Various festivals of North East would be showcased during NEF. Around 60 tribal artisans and textile entrepreneurs would exhibit the best of North East handloom & handicrafts," Shyamkanu Mahanta, Organiser in Chief, North East Festival said in a statement.
Zubeen Garg, Indian Ocean and other major bands from North East are expected to perform at the festival, which is organised by the socio-cultural trust, Trend MMS, in association with IGNCA and North East.