Sun, Sand, Sea. Come December, and Goa is the place to be!
If there’s one place where time stands still, where music is the only religion, and where you can let go of all your inhibitions and be whoever you want to be…it is here.
December is already here and the sandy shores of Goa are gearing up for a musical extravaganza that enthrals partygoers from across the globe. Running in its 6th consecutive year, the Sunburn Music Festival kicks off on the beaches of Candolim on 27th, 28th and 29th December 2012. With 7 different stages and over 90 artists, this isn’t Asia’s biggest music festival for no reason. This electronic extravaganza has in the past attracted the likes of Paul van Dyk, Richard Durand, BT, Axwell, Ferry Corsten, Nadia Ali and many others. Keeping with tradition, this year’s line-up includes some of the biggest electronic stars including Dutch artist Sander Van Doorn, Fedde Le Grand, Brian Transeau aka BT, house DJ Roger Sanchez, French funk/disco artist Norman Doray and Indian artists such as Jalabee Cartel, Reggae Rajah, DJ Shaan et al.
Aptly described as “a cocktail of dance and music galore”, the Sunburn Festival guarantees wild parties, adrenalin gushing music and an experience of a lifetime. The ambience is of one big open discotheque with artists performing round the clock. Going beyond music, the three-day festival is a synergy of entertainment, sports, food, and shopping and promises unlimited fun. And if you still haven’t had enough, the “After Dark” parties that begin post 10 pm are a culmination of the day’s celebrations and guarantee a 24-hour music hangover. This one is worth attending if nothing else but to brag about later with friends back home!
To add to the excitement, this year Sunburn will stretch from Christmas Eve till New Year’s Day. The opening gig, “Windsong”, will take place on 24th and 25th December and includes an eclectic line-up of musical acts from across the country. The closing event on New Year’s Day will see the launch of Percept’s inaugural Superstar New Year’s Eve Gig. What’s more, each of these events is set to create history as they go live on digital platforms to over 80 countries!
A mecca for EDM lovers (electronic dance music) the planning for this annual pilgrimage begins months in advance. Goa’s love for electronic music dates back to the late 1960s and its many beaches have been thronged with tourists whose love for music draws them to this destination year on year. This is your chance to be a part of this exciting music festival; so go ahead and book your flight tickets and holiday packages and prepare to get “Sunburned”!