Panaji, Feb 3: Percept Live, entertainment division of Percept Limited, an entertainment, media and communications company, recently announced the homecoming of Asia’s largest dance music festival, Sunburn to Goa in collaboration with Klassique events.
After a hiatus of over three years, spanning over two days, a brand-new format "Sunburn Klassique" will be held on February 23 and 24, 2019, at Vagator, in North Goa, the venue where the festival was first hosted in 2013.
According to a statement from the organisers, the festival will feature four stages-- Klassique, Techno Kraft, Psychedelic Cirkus and Vinyl Ambulance and will have over 42 artists performing, including the likes of KSHMR, Markus Schulz, Claptone, Art Department, Sultan & Ned, Alle Farben, Arjun Vagale, Ankytrixx, Sonic Species, Liquid Soul, GMS, Mandragora, Midival Punditz w/ Nathulal Solanki, Richard Durand, UnderHer, Janux, Bullzeye, Beyond 120, David Phimster, Joel Discobar, Ma Faiza, Almost Human, Alexander Smith, Heiko Laux, Leon Pereira, Moscada, Nic Thomson, Roman Sheronov, Sashanti, Veronika Fleyta among others.
Making his return to Sunburn in Goa after 2015 is the best live act in the DJ circuit, KSHMR.
Ranked #19 on DJ Mag’s 2018 list of Top 100 DJs, KSHMR has been making India proud by taking his heterogeneous sound to different parts of the world, and has been hailed by many, as a champion of his immersive cinematic sound. The forever achieving diligent record producer, Niles Hollowell-Dhar from Berkeley, California with deeply seated Indian roots has been a festival front-runner.
Sunburn Klassique will also feature the best home-grown artists from across genre, such as Arjun Vagale, Ankytrixx, Ma Faiza, and Midival Punditz, some of them making their Sunburn come-back. The festival will see an assortment of techno, trance and commercial names ensuring a time travel to what Sunburn was in its heydays. The event will also embrace a food court, flea market and an adventure zone as seen in its annual showcase.
Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn, said, “Goa has been the birthplace of Sunburn and we are truly excited to be back. We have aligned our overall programming keeping in mind this vision and have signed on many artists who made their initial India appearances at the festival in Goa. Sunburn introduced the concept of dance music to India and has aided in building music tourism across India.'
'Over the last 12 years we've evolved from being just a music festival to an aspirational brand with millions of loyalists. We hope our return to Goa is truly memorable and magical and we can once again build Goa into a thriving music destination. As a practice, we will deliver the most intrinsic and enhanced fan experience without compromising on our production and experiential ethics. A massive festival like Sunburn is built on foresight and passion and we're going in all guns blazing to make an even bigger mark in 2019,” he said. (UNI)