With an aim to promote tourism, music, art and culture, The Pine Tree Festival was conceptualised in 2016 by Decible and Pinetree production a group of young passionate men in the small little town of Kurseong in Darjeeling, West Bengal. The festival started off as a one-day event and with a bang with one of India’s top alternative funk rock bands Gingerfeet and Kalimpong-bred legend Bipul Chettri and The Traveling Band co-headlining and headlining the event respectively. With such an overwhelming response and the need to accommodate more, come 2018, the festival quickly turned into a two day event and one of the biggest festivals in North Bengal and Sikkim. Bands like Mukti And The Revival(Nepal), Sabin Rai And The Pharaoh(Nepal), Soulmate, Mantra have all graced the stage in 2018 and 2019.
The fourth edition of The Pine Tree festival will take place at Rohini Lake Garden, Kurseong on 15-16 October, 2022 with more than 15+ artists and 4 DJs taking the stage. Some of the bands signed up for this year are – Girish And The Chronicles who are freshly back after touring extensively in Spain, the heavyweights from Nepal – Albatross will also be performing this year. Famed artist Taba Chake is also all set to enthrall the audience in this upcoming edition. Singer/songwriter Nineteen will return for the second time – Darjeeling metal band Obliterating Vortex, Sikkimese band Salakhala, Trance Effect(Nagaland), Street Stories(Shillong) are also included in the bill.
To keep the crowd engaged throughout the event there will be delicious ethnic food and beverages, and a local flea market available in more than 30+ stalls. Campsite will also be available for those wishing to stay at the venue.
The last three festivals held in 2016, 2018 and 2019 were truly satisfying – Musicians across India performed and more than 2500+ people attended and with this vigour we plan to make it one of India’s best music festivals with international artists/bands/musicians performing in the coming years.