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News |  02 Jan 2019 18:34 |  By Namrata Kale

Music festival giant, Sunburn 2018 rolls the best line-up and turns out to be a feast for music lovers

MUMBAI: On the outskirts of Pune, at the aesthetic 100 acre Oxford Valley by Shapoorji Pallonji, was Sunburn 2018 held. Music festival giant Sunburn was one of the most exuberating experiences this year. The festive did not just witness the best line-up but also was an all-rounder when it came to grabbing people’s attention. The animated flea markets, multiple adventure zones, and lip-smacking gastronomical delights added to the celebrations. Sunburn 2018 totally stood by its ‘jungle theme’ where one could witness the main stage that gave some true ‘stage goals’. Check the picture below and you will know what we are talking about

A lot was in store for the festival goers that included the Hot Air Balloon Rides, which gave the crowd the best view through the bird’s eye, to getting a chilly wily bicycle ride all around the festival, and of course some cool games for those gamers. Adrenaline junkies rejoiced with sundry selections - from football-dart game themed Kick on a 23 feet heightened Velcro wall.

Day one saw some striking lineups like Bass Raja Nucleya, Israeli psytrance king Vini Vici showcased the prowess of psytrance by creating an unmatched intensity level and sampled their vintage psytrance (Psychedelic trance) baselines.

Day two kicked off with mind-blowing performances by Ravtek, Madoc, Shashank, DJ Chico, Rave N Crave, Akade, Kalpanik Bass, Kryll, Shaan Gidwani, Basshunk, Zylor, VDJ Cas, Twisted Bass, NDS, Ishani X BobKat, and Throttle. Other notable acts for the day were Bemet, Afro Bros, Candice Redding, Sartek, Shiva Manvi and Mojojojo who upped the game with some pumping music beats.

People were eagerly awaiting Alan Walker and Armin Van Buuren’s performance while the Norwegian DJ and producer proved that he is a true force to be reckoned with within the contemporary electronic music scene.  His track Alone energized the crowd, while he closed his versatile set with his international hit Faded, leaving the main stage crowd thirsty for more.  

On day three, the venue was lit with musical saga and performances by DJ Omen, Ananya Birla, JD Gullygang, KaRavan, Shaan were bang on.  Sweeping the stage of the world’s largest music festival, Pakistan origin sister-duo Krewella infiltrated the festival tempo with nothing but widespread smiles, blissful dancing, high energy, and unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. Their tracks like Alive, Play Hard, Killin' It Come and Get It and One Minute.

Later it was DIVINE, the popular rapper, whose story of starting his career as an underground rapper, is known to all. A show-stopping performance was created amidst red-hot fire, CO2 gusts, and vibrant lasers. Throwing down his signature crowd control move, supported by his crew of the upcoming Bollywood movie, Gully Gang, the massive sea of supporters swayed from side to side and truly shook the very foundation of the enormous arena.

Mercer of Pardon My French collective presented some invigorating future house as a prelude to DJ Snake’s New Year eve’s showcase.

 DJ Snake’s closing set was the much awaited segment of Sunburn 2018 and the DJ had indeed saved the best for the last that made the festival goers drenched in full fist-pumping musical euphoria. There were people from Sudan, Yemen, and places worldwide, who had travelled overseas to watch the music hunk DJ Snake perform. The venue was lit completely when his performance was about to begin. He greeted his fans with 'Namaste', got onto the console to wave the Indian flag and did end the set with 'Shukriya' that's how the upscale French music producer charmed the Indian audience by his music. His set of performance Taki Taki, Turn Down for What, Middle, Lean On, Magenta Riddim, Let Me Love You, A Different Way was the best amongst the rest.

Well, no doubt Sunburn 2018 was a grand affair, but a few things, which should have been taken care of was the ‘washroom hygiene’, which is the most important one.  Also, one quite noticeable thing was the crowd disrespecting artists, especially on stage named - Little Hearts in terms of how people were actually into just clicking selfies and left once it was done. We felt that artists should be given respect and people should have the courtesy to wait for at least a while after they took selfies and not leave immediately. 

Meanwhile, we give big thumbs up to the makers, sponsors Kingfisher, co-powered by Skybags, Zee5, Britannia, Fastrack. The event was in association with Spicejet, Magic Moments Music Studio, Bourbon, Little Hearts, Captain Morgan Cola, Havmore, Tinder, JBL, Park Avenue and supported by telecom partner Airtel 4G and fashion partner Shein. 

So, until we are back with the 2019 edition of India’s vibrant musical extravaganza, keep reading on Radioandmusic.