PANAJI: There is no word from the State government yet on the approval for Sunburn festival this year in December yet the organisers have already announced the line-up of artistes.
The Supreme Court recently clarified that the authorities can consider the application filed seeking permission to conduct the famous Sunburn Music Festival in Goa in December 2023, despite the pendency of the dispute relating to the payment of Comunidade charges by the organisers.
If the permission is granted for the music festival, the Court further ordered, the organizers should pay the amount as demanded by the Comunidade by depositing the same with the Administrator of the Comunidade.
Yet, the Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival, Sunburn says it is back for the 17th edition of the festival is scheduled to take place in December at Vagator in Goa.
According to information, this year, the festival will be putting together six stages that will host over 120 plus artists.
This year’s lineup includes some of the legendary techno artists. Dutch future techno artist Hardwell, veteran Swedish progressive house DJ Alesso, superstar Australian house DJ Timmy Trumpet and Belgian techno artist Charlotte De Witte will be headlining the event.
This year, homegrown and global artists are set to perform in multiple genres such as drum n bass, trap, house, electronic, trance, hardstyle and techno.
Others on the line-up include Bassjackers, Korolova, Indo Warehouse, John Newman, Sander van doorn, Vonai, Glowal and Kas:st. Homegrown artists such as Teri Miko, Siana Catherine, Sartek, Pro Bros Candice Redding, Ravetek, Bashunk will also be performing this year.
The festival this year will highlight the theme of ‘Enchanted Forest’ through its state-of the-art production and stage designs. Besides music, this year the festival will include ferriswheel rides, bungee jumping, tattoo parlors, graffiti stations, flea markets, camping, after-parties, multi-cuisine food stalls, experiential zones.
Sunburn, ranked amongst the world’s biggest music festivals, was started in 2007 as a 3-day music festival in Goa and eventually paved the way for musical tourism in India. Over the past 17 years, Sunburn has brought together renowned International and Indian artists to entertain hundreds of thousands of music lovers across the country and overseas.