Details Announced For Orange Music Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
12 January 2015
From the people who brought us Ziro Festival of Music just over three years ago comes a new destination property that’s taking place this month. The Orange Festival will take place on 17 and 18 January and is set in the isolated village of Dambuk in the lush state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Ziro has risen to become one of the most popular destination festivals in the country, attracting music lovers and travellers alike with the promise of great sounds (genre irrelevant) and one of the most beautiful locations in the country. In just three years, the green, grassy valleys and rolling hills of Ziro have become synonymous with the festival. The Orange music festivals aims to take the same aesthetic to the more remote, but equally scenic region of Dambuk, which is inaccessible in the summer because of swollen rivers and is known for its orange cultivation (from where the festival presumably gets its name), and lush green rounds veined with brooks and streams.
The festival will feature a number of largely singer/songwriter artists from across the country, many of whom have performed at Ziro in the past. Musicians include Uday Benegal, Neel Adhikari, menwhopause, and Shantanu Pandit. The team at Orange also promises workshops for art and photography as well as a range of adventure activities to keep festival goers occupied.
“Dambuk is known for its Adi and Idu tribes, who are known for their simpleness and hospitality. The Orange Festival will be a perfect event to display the diversity of our tribes and promote cultural exchange with the rest of the country through music, arts and the great outdoors. Orange Festival will be a weekend of music, arts and adventure and aims to bring an interesting mix of tourists to Dambuk and put this village on the tourist circuit map of Arunachal Pradesh.” - Mrs Gum Tayeng MLA, Parliamentary Secretary (WRD) and Chief Patron, Orange Festival Celebration Committee.
Words: Diya Gupta