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It’s rather cold in Ri Bhoi but here at the Hills Festival, crowds thronged to witness live music and explore the numerous cuisine the varied stalls had to offer. With an insane line up of known names like Yung Raja and the F16s, music for all the music lovers seemed promising. Although, the rain managed to interfere in this jocund affair of merrymaking, day two is yet to serenade the young and old.
Cruising through the venue, we have the play care, Pro Cycling Shillong and a zip lining. Although The Hills put an entire importance into the adult activities they didn’t entirely forget about the young ones. A compound near the entry was sole invested for the toddlers, having a creative experience and magical moments, indulging in arts and craft and bubbles, it was indeed a paradise for them.
A festival goer from around the state, Jason Pakyntien, talks about the ambience of the place. The Hills Festival was highly anticipated by him since it was his first time but certain things needed to be spruced up in terms of management
“The Hills has its potential but has certain loopholes that I cannot pinpoint but nevertheless, the production was good,” he said.
Sure, the Hills has its downs but it has never failed people when it comes to music. The downpour of rain proved to be a challenge for food stalls and the flea market but at the Forage Aisle, songs synchronised with the pitter patter of the rain. D-Funks, a newly formed band of young college lads lightened up the gloomy mood with their acapella rendition of I Want it That Way.
As the smell of barbecued pork and rice beer filled Lum Er Pyngngad, the echoes of music were felt all through the venue. The line up at the EDM were filled with young blood recking the stage with explosive music featuring Alex kennon,SEQU3L CAKEFLR were blazing in with burst of electronic music although was a lowered the morale of the Festive Seasoners, but it could not dim down the fire of their raging music which made the hills even more lively.