| 18 Jun 2024
Sunburn announces dates for its tenth edition, no updates on venue

MUMBAI: Among the nation's best music festivals, Sunburn will focus to build on its tradition with the announcement that the mega-event will return for its tenth edition from 27 December to 30 December.

The four days electronic music festival faces uncertainty with regards to its venue since Goa's state government issued a strong statement declaring that the two rival festivals - Sunburn and Supersonic - will have to move their base from the beaches of Goa. The festivals can find space on their traditional venues only if the dates are shifted to before 15 December or after 15 January.

However, the latest development via Sunburn’s organising company Percept gave a clear indication that Sunburn does not want to compromise on the identity created through the dates (end of December) for the past nine years.

CEO of Sunburn, Karan Singh said, “Sunburn 2016 will take place as scheduled from 27th to 30th December. This is undoubtedly our biggest year and the celebrations will only get bigger with our promise of giving our fans one of most memorable experiences ever. Our fans are our number one priority and we are excited to see their support as they continue to engage with us on a daily basis. Since a massive festival like Sunburn takes months of preparations, we are reviewing all our viable venue options while Goa has always been home and will always be our first choice and we continue to do all we can to make Goa happen. We’d also like to thank our partners and sponsors for being a part of our journey and look forward to their continuing support in the seasons to come”

The tenth year, surely extremely vital for Sunburn, could very well find a new home for Sunburn if the Goan authorities remain adamant with the initial decision and disallow the music festival to be held on the beach of Vagator.

Sources from the electronic music industry claim the city of Lavasa can become Sunburn’s next home. Lavasa township has the model and the facilities to deal with a large turnout that Sunburn would expect on its tenth edition. However, Sunburn would have to compromise on the beaches if the organisers do not arrive on a positive conclusion through the talks.