Sunburn, Asia’s largest dance music brand, is all set to enter its 14th edition with a bang for the grand festival of colours – Holi. One of dance music’s biggest artists, KSHMR will now be making his way to Mumbai to take part in the most eagerly awaited Sunburn Holi Bash on 10th March 2020.
It is no secret that KSHMR whose original name is Niles Hollowell-Dhar has always had a strong connection to his Indian roots. His father came to the USA from Kashmir, India — where the moniker KSHMR was derived at the age of 25. He married Hollowell-Dhar’s American mother but kept his obligations to his family in India by making regular visits home every couple of years with his son in tow. The electronic music producer is highly regarded for his live performances, having won the highest audio-visual act award for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2017. KSHMR’s launched his own record label ‘Dharma Worldwide’ in 2017, which serves as a platform to showcase the best global talent in the world of electronic music, with his latest endeavour being the new four-track Paradesi EP which is an origin story to the world of KSHMR.
This time around, KSHMR will be taking his acclaimed live performances into the sub-continent a step further with an orchestral show. Having ascended DJ Mag’s Top 100 chart to the number 15 spot last fall, the US-based music producer will reveal the ‘KSHMR LIVE: Orchestral Experience’ for the first time ever in India for a headline show with Sunburn, welcoming fans into his cinematic electro-house universe. In 2017, he successfully debuted this live set showcase at Ultra Miami with a 7-person band including instruments like the keyboard, violin, viola, cello, flute, trombone and taiko drum.
Being a propagator of humanity and an ardent philanthropist, KSHMR will donate proceeds of his event titled “KARMA” (drawing inspiration from the law of providence) to the charitable institution – ‘Saturday Art Class’, to help promote the holistic education of children in Mumbai.
KSHMR states, “I’m excited to return to India and give back to the country that’s given me so much. There’s beautiful work being done by the Saturday Art Class to help Indian youth and I’m hoping the proceeds from our show help their great cause.”
Concurrently legendary Psytrance whirlwind duo Vini Vici will be headlining the Sunburn Holi Bash taking place at Royal Palms, Pune on10th March 2020. They are renowned for putting on a dramatic foot-tapping electrifying show, with non-stop pulsating energy from the very start-up to the last second of their sets. Fast becoming one of the most in-demand acts, Vini Vici have always managed to rope in some of the biggest crowds out of any electronic act and are the true kings of the Psytrance genre.
Vini Vici states, “We’re extremely happy to return to Pune, India. We love our Indian fans, they are a dedicated and energetic crowd. Last year, Sunburn was one of 2018 highlights! Sunburn Holi surely is going to be one for the books. We can’t wait to see you all! Good Vibes Only.”
Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn states, “We are truly excited to begin the Sunburn 2020 season with one of our festival all-time favourites and epic Talents like KSHMR and Vini Vici. Fans can expect a showcase of mammoth proportions as we usher in Holi – the festival of spring, colour, love and unity with these legendary artists and their unique compositions and sounds across Mumbai and Pune.”
No Sunburn gig would be complete without a global-influenced production, state-of-the-art SFX and technicals, world-class sound, AV and design, and attendees can look forward to a full-blown pyrotechnic extravaganza complete with lasers and special effects apart from a lot of experimental sounds.
The Sunburn Holi ‘KARMA’ Mumbai Bash is curated by Percept Live in association with Event Partner JioSaavn, while the Sunburn Holi Pune Bash is in association with BigDream Entertainment.