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If you are planning a low budget, sick ass vacation, you need to head to Kathmandu right now! Why you ask, because the Basecamp Music Festival is on! It’s a one-of-its-kind music & adventure tourism festival that is a month-long list of events featuring musicians, artists, poets and more. From local powerhouses like Kanta Dab Dab to global icons like Sarah Kay, BCMF promises to be an experience like no other.

Slam Poet, Sarah Kay
Slam Poet, Sarah Kay

We recently caught up with Spun LM, who is one of the curators of the festivals, and one of the go-to guys in Nepal’s entertainment scene.

The idea behind the Basecamp Music Festival is to create a flow of music lovers in Kathmandu to various venues and to showcase the amazing local talents of Nepal.

Bassist of Nepali Band; Kanta Dab Dab
Bassist of Nepali Band; Kanta Dab Dab

It has been broken down into various events from music to slam poetry to an outdoor festival. Basecamp music festival will be showcased across Kathmandu valley in different venues, and the main venue being Basecamp Bar itself. We have famous slam poets like Sara Kay performing, a sarangi project dedicated to the origin of the musical instrument in Nepal. Some fusion music by Kanta dab dab, electonica, some reggae, trap etc., so it’s basically a mix bag of music under one roof.

Basecamp Bar, Nepal
Basecamp Bar, Nepal

It’s our first year in operation and as Basecamp Bar always promotes musicians in Nepal, and give them a space to perform, we thought it would be good to have all music, art and lifestyle quotients in one go, hence the BCMF idea came out.

And as March is the best season in Kathmandu, thus we decided to make it a month-long festival, because that will definitely keep the tourists and locals interested in exploring all the venues. We are expecting all sorts of people, from music lovers to art lovers, poets, hipsters, tourists, local old men to kids to everyone, to be a part of BCMF in it’s first edition.”

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