Press Release on World Music Festival-HKWMF

The Department of Information and Media, Ministry of Information and Communications is supporting the Hidden Kingdom World Music Festival (HKWMF) in organizing its first virtual edition of the annual international music festival, which will be held from 28th to 31st of July, 2021.ย 

The Festival is organized by Mr Kheng Sonam Dorji, Director of the HKWMF and Mr Ugyen. This music festival is the first of its kind, being organized in Bhutan by Bhutanese.ย 

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival will be held virtually for this year with 18 different countries including Bhutan. It will be streamed live through HKWMFโ€™s Facebook page and YouTube channel from 6pm-8pm for four days.ย 

The inauguration will be graced by the Honโ€™ble Lyonpo, Karma Donnen Wangdi, MoIC as the chief guest on 28th July, 2021.

The goal of the festival is to bring Bhutan on the international music map. It is also to create Bhutan as a vibrant platform for global performing arts exchange programs and to stimulate national pride and cultural identity.

The Festival also includes conference sessions and panel discussions with local and international participation.ย