25 May — 16 June 2017

The Beatles Ragafest and Indian Festival Village

Milapfest rekindled the amazing creative and spiritual connection The Beatles – and especially George Harrison – had with India with a festival of music and culture. A full day ‘Ragafest’ featuring four specially curated concerts with meals matching the changing mood of the day, along with an Indian Festival Village with food, arts and crafts took place in Liverpool’s splendid St George’s Hall.

The Ragafest featured some of the world’s best Indian artists, exploring Indian music’s relationship with the world, with improvised, composed and collaborative concerts, including Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. We were also honoured to welcome George’s wife, Olivia Harrison, who joined us on the day.