Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup has already become the talk of the town here, another centre of attraction is going to be added up in the city as the much awaited .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) will kick start from today and continue till December 16.
The festival will include activities like International Street Food Festival, Entertainment, International Storytelling Festival and Trails. The city will see athletes and guests from around the world during this period, making it the perfect occasion to showcase the cultural bounty of the city and state of Odisha.
There’s a full roster of musicians like Vishal and Shekhar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Farhan Akhtar, Shaan, Sona Mohapatra, Rituraj Mohanty, Noorani Sisters and Krishna Beura performing at IDCO Exhibition Ground over the course of the festival. Audiences will also be entertained by popular stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath and can listen to soft, romantic ballads by singer Shreya Ghoshal. There will also be cycling tours and heritage trails around the city. Tickets for the festival are available at Bookmyshow.com.
The .FEST will take visitors on a complete culture trip with global cuisines from more than 16 countries, cuisines from all states of India and authentic food specialties from Odisha by leading hotels and restaurants of the city. It will also host storytelling sessions by local and international storytellers.
Cultural programs, art workshops, handicraft display etc. will also be part of this event. Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Odisha Tourism are jointly organizing the event.