A Festival To Celebrate The Harmonius Meeting Of Culture And Arts

Bangalore International Arts Festival

Bangalore (across various venues)

Sep 6 – 24

In its 10th year, Bangalore’s largest festival on arts “celebrates harmony through arts.”

This year, the Bangalore International Arts Festival will be held over 11 days across 10 different venues. There will be performances by music and dance troupes from Mexico, Israel, Serbia, UK, Austria, Netherlands,  Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Belgium and Malaysia. In addition, folk groups from Odissa, Telangana, Rajasthan, Assam, Jharkhand, Manipur and an international group from Rwanda, Africa will perform at the festival. For the fitness enthusiasts, there will be one morning session on yoga. Entry for these events is through donor passes. 

“BIAF was conceived and envisaged keeping in mind the need to add an international flavour to the arts festival in our country. Our endeavour is to showcase world class performances from legendary artists to the generation next. Over the last nine years, we have  built this large scale  festival, which is  recognised as one of the top  annual global festivals today. Artists from over 25 countries have performed at our festival. ‘Harmony through Arts’ has been our objective and we hope to continue to carry this message across, especially in these turbulent times. The support of the people of Bengaluru is vital to keep festivals like BIAF alive and they have been magnanimous all these years and I once again  take this opportunity to invite everyone to come and enjoy the wonderful artists from across the globe over the next three weekends. Your support is invaluable to us,” said Dr Suma Sudhindra – Director of BIAF.

Dr Veena Murthy Vijay, Director of BIAF, says “It’s hard to sustain a large festival for so many years and we have been successfully conducting this year after year. For this we thank the Ministry of Culture and other corporates that have had faith in us and have continued to sponsor all these years.  “The power of the arts which brings harmony and sustains of our ancient culture across the world has inspired us to conduct Bengaluru International Arts Festival continuously, establishing the festival as an annual global festival with true international standards.”