Unless you’ve been living under a humongous rock, it would be immensely hard to have missed the anticipation that the upcoming edition of Sunburn Goa is generating across the country. Touted as the largest Asian Music Festival, Sunburn continues to top every ‘Must-Experience’ list this year, and once again promises to be an incredible experience! Sunburn Goa, curated by Percept Live, in association with Klassique Events Goa, is back for its 13th edition from 27 – 29 December 2019 at Vagator Goa, and we can think of a hundred reasons why it’s going to be an experience you won’t forget. Here are 10 of them –
1. Venue – GOA! The Ultimate Homecoming and a Vibe like no other
This one’s a no-brainer. Any festival in sunny Goa is bound to be enjoyable, given the abundance of sun, sea, happiness and brilliant electronic music. That combined with the fact that it’s going to be an absolutely epic 3-day bash on the shores of North Goa’s best party beaches – Vagator, against the backdrop of the ocean, takes the experience of Sunburn to a whole new level altogether. Everyone’s looking forward to Asia’s largest music festival, Sunburn, returning to its birthplace, Goa.
2. Asia’s Biggest and Grandest Production
If there is one major reason hordes of music enthusiasts flock to Sunburn year after year, it’s got to be the phenomenal scale of production and the massive larger than life stage set-ups. Picture the sun setting across the horizon, as you’re blitzed by lasers in every direction, a booming state-of-the-art sound system, mesmerising visuals, and a massive stage featuring the world’s finest artistes banging out some of your favourite tunes. Does it get better than this? The view from the Psy stage set atop a hill that overlooks the entire Vagator beach and the sparkling blue waters is ethereal and unparalleled.
3. The Biggest Artist Line-Up Ever
With 4 different stages at Sunburn Festival and over a 100 plus stellar DJ line-up, you will be spoilt for choice indeed. There is something to suit everyone’s taste in music. Take your pick from styles like Drum n Bass, Trap music, House, Electronic, Trance, Hardstyle or Techno!
Main Stage – Aside from former world no #1 DJ Martin Garrix and the world’s biggest dance-pop acts The Chainsmokers, phenomenal acts like Australian record producer, music programmer and Grammy award winner DJ FLUME, French DJ Snake who is expected to perform songs from his new album “Carte Blanche” for the first time in India, multi-platinum producer and songwriter Jonas Blue, defining figure of house music Fedde Le Grand, Dutch dance music star Julian Jordan and young Belgian prodigy Lost Frequencies, will be joining the Main Stage as support acts, promising an electrifying experience.
Solaris Stage- To commemorate the festival’s decade-plus inning, a brand-new underground music venture called ‘SOLARIS’ featuring a range of exquisite underground international and home-grown house and techno acts will feature on two dedicated stages. Techno innovators, Cuban-American DJ/producer, MaceoPlex and 5-time DJ Award winner Chilean-Swiss DJ Luciano who will be making their India debut at the festival will be headlining the stage.
Psy Stage: Belik Boom, Captain Hook, Designer Hippies, Laughing Buddha, Shanti People, Space Cat and Xerox & Ilumination
The festival will also feature special label showcases and stages including Martin Garrix’s STMPD imprint, Luciano & Friends, Senso Sounds, Sin City, Slick, Suara & Vivrant.
Don’t miss out on the smaller international support acts like Kryoman, Jetfire, Aazar, Brooks, Ellie Prohan and Loopers, Oliver Huntmann, Jeremy Olander, Coyu, Hosh, Andre Winter, Ana Lilia, Marino Canal, Shaun Reeves, Idriss D and Khen.
International artistes aside, the top crop of domestic artistes are all set to bowl you over such as Candice Redding, Shaan, Sartek, Ritviz, Progressive Brothers, Siana Catherine, Teri Miko, Anish Sood, Priyanjana, Sequ3l
4. Sunburn Campout Adventure
Sunburn Goa will feature India’s biggest onsite camp, thus expanding the musical adventure vibe beyond just the festival. On par with any international music festival campsite, this too will feature a melange of activities, including bonfires, barbeques, a 24/7 marketplace, a travel desk, a dedicated bar, multiple workshops, exciting leisure and activity zones and much more. Truly, an embodiment of the ‘Live, Love, Dance’ philosophy of the festival. Packages start at Rs. 20,000 per person.
Luxury at its finest at ‘The Lounge’ by W Goa
Soak in a wave of ultra-luxury comfort, customized service, opulence and extravagance at Sunburn Goa this year at ‘THE LOUNGE’ by W Goa. With direct access to the Sunburn Festival, W-curated F&B experiences, premium alcohol and insider access to all the Sunburn Pre- and After-Parties at Rockpool, W Goa, The Lounge will offer luxury and comfort at its finest for the discerning globe trotter and music aficionado.
6. Curated Gourmet Food Experiences
100 plus food stalls spread across the venue are all set to cater to diverse taste buds apart from the a-la-carte restaurant. Festival attendees can also avail Pre-Booked meals. Expect lesser queues at the bars thanks to the RFID cards which will enable a 360-degree cashless experience. Guests can also opt to enjoy an extravagant world-class VVIP gastronomic experience at The Lounge by W Goa.
7. Festival Attractions
If the chance to hear your favourite artistes live at a slamming gig set against a beautiful beach backdrop isn’t entertainment enough, this year’s Sunburn Goa also features a mind-boggling mix of recreational activities to keep everyone happy – from the adrenaline junkie to the tattoo enthusiast to the peace-loving neo-hippie. Be it bungee jumping, wooden bouldering, Ferris wheel rides, beach volleyball, soapy football, zipline, mechanical bull, rock climbing, special fire spinning acts, yoga and Zumba workshops, tattoo stalls or more – there’s something to float everyone’s boat.
8. Official Sunburn AfterDark
A slew of After Parties post 10.00 pm at 9 venues around the festival site, with a wide range of artists performing till 3.00 am will keep you on your toes in case you don’t wish to kill the non-stop party mood! Sunburn AfterDark will leave festival-goers spoilt for choice with manifold options to choose from. Catch Hammerzz, Las Olas, Owl, Re:Fresh, Sunburn Beach Lounge, LR Beach Lounge, Antares, Plan B and the official Lounge by W Goa Afterparty at Rockpool, W Goa.
9. Sunburn Express
Introduced for the very first time in India, Sunburn Express is a special Charter Flight in association with SpiceJet Airlines. Limited Passes are available from Mumbai to Goa on 27th Dec at 6:45 am with the return flight to Mumbai scheduled on 30th Dec 2019 at 2.00 pm. Enjoy a smooth, hassle-free trip with no more worries about last minute travel arrangements, cancellations or other holiday season rush travel concerns.
10. Amazing Offers
Festival attendees can avail of great discounted services and exclusive customized packages from Spice Jet and other partners. Every Sunburn Ticket holder will get a cashback from various brands as a bouquet offer. There are special offers for JioSaavn Pro users and CRED members. Avail the ultimate cashless experience with the tech-equipped Sunburn Smart Band which will allow Fans to avail entry into the festival zone, purchase F&B and merchandise at the festival without the hassle of carrying credit cards or cash. An added perk, guests can also enjoy the “Buy 2 and Get 1 on all Drinks” at Festival Happy Hours from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm every day at the Sunburn Festival.
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