Metal For Nepal
What: Metal bands from South Asia come together for a fund raiser concert to benefit the victims of 25 April earthquake.
When: 5 September
Watch out for: Indian bands Aberrant and Demonic Resurrection
Nepali rock band, Monkey Temple
Nepal Music Festival
What: A yearly music and cultural festival to encourage social and cultural entrepreneurship.
When: 28 November
The line-up: The Shadows, Monkey Temple, international bands yet to be announced.
Gharana Music Festival
What: An ode to international and Nepali classical music
When: 8 to 11 October
Where: Hotel Yak and Yeti
Highlight: International cellist Laura Metcalf and local musician and didgeridoo specialist, Salil Subedi (pic, up) perform for the first time.
Yaite Ramos at Jazzmandu 2013
What: The 13th edition of this beloved jazz festival brings in musicians from France, Morocco, Norway, and the USA.
When: 4 to 10 November
Where: All across town
Performers: Gabacho, Julie Saury Trio, Yaite Ramos, Kane Mathis, Banda Magda, Kjetil Husebø
What: The first international photo festival of Nepal.
When: 3 to 9 November
Where: All around Patan
Nepal Literature Festival
What: The lit-fest this year travels outside Kathmandu.
When: 26 to 29 November
In attendance: Ramachandra Guha
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival
What: The 13th edition of KIMFF celebrates the complexity of mountain life.
When: 10 to 14 December
Where: To be announced