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Sunburn Goa 2015 gets a record attendance of over 3.5 Lac fans from across 50 countries
MUMBAI: Sunburn Goa 15, outdid its own history with a record breaking attendance of over 350,000 visitors from across 50 countries, a main stage, perhaps the largest stage in the world, and an artist line up that’s unparalleled.
Sunburn Goa retained its spot as one of the top global festivals this year with a stacked lineup that included the best that the main stage had to offer as well as a few surprises. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike returned this year to wow the crowd with their undisputed presence on the global main stage. In addition to the fantastic duo, both Martin Garrix and David Guetta proved their musical finesse as headliners. Debuting at the festival this year was Kygo’s tropical touch, Seth Troxler’s first Indian performance, and the debut of KSHMR live.
The 280 feet wide and 95 feet high Main Stage, one of the world’s largest, titled ‘Empire Of The Sun’ drawing its inspiration from Indian ethnicity, depicted the cranium of Ashoka taking centre stage on a chariot, diving into the 10th year anniversary of the dance music brand. The stage comprised of 300 Moving heads which is intelligent lighting, 2500 sq feet of LED, more than 100 boxes of sound with 200 people workforce executing the same. This was one of the most awe-inspiring stages ever seen globally.
The Label Stage was hosted by world famous Record Labels, Spinnin Records while Gaurav Raina of Midieval Punditz curated the Rayban Never Hide Sounds Experimental Stage,The Techno Deep House stage was in collaboration with the global hit production Star Wars while DJ Shaan curated the Gionee Stage.
Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn Global said, “Indian music fans no longer have to travel halfway across the world to get a feel of the vibe offered by other leading international festivals. Sunburn Goa 2015 was truly magical in every aspect. The event witnessed a colossal turnout with some of the biggest headliners, top class security measures and world class production and design. The event was streamed live and watched by over a million fans across the globe with on-ground participation from more than 50 countries. A special thanks to the Goa Government and associated partners without which Sunburn Goa 2015 wouldn’t be rated amongst the top players in the world. Next year we will have 10 different concepts and will explore the Eastern and Southern States as part of our expansion campaign. Sunburn 2016 will get only bigger as we will enter our 10th anniversary celebrations this year.”
The phenomenal global popularity of Sunburn since its inception in 2007 has successfully positioned Goa as the ultimate destination of choice for entertainment, lifestyle and business on the global tourism map with an influx of domestic and international tourists coming in from all corners of the world during the year end to attend this must-visit leading global EDM fest. Taking this association ahead, Sunburn Goa 2015 tied up with Goa Tourism Development Corporation and it was a tribute to the state’s diverse population and world class heritage; offering visitors the opportunity to experience the homegrown cuisine and culture through a unique blend of music, food, fashion and sports and thereby promoting a message of tolerance, friendship and inclusiveness.
With the biggest ever global line-up featuring 4 massive electronic dance music powerhouses, Sunburn Goa 2015 garnered a phenomenal response in global attendance and ticket sales. An electronic music playground came to life at Vagator with more than 3,50,000 dance music enthusiasts from across 50 countries. The ninth year of Sunburn Goa recorded the highest ever attendance seen at a music festival in the Indian history of dance music. While the entire event was conceptualized 6 months in advance, the on-ground implementation was completed in a span of only 15 days. The total taskforce included 1,000 persons including 500 security personnel. There were more than 30 stalls in the food court, flea market with 20 merchandising stalls, laser, pyro, firework and confetti displays and 150 camping tents. The technology, dancers and stage designs were planned keeping in mind the global standards and experience.
While the majority of festivals, particularly EDM, are held in Europe and the United States, Sunburn has taken the world by storm over the past nine years. Sunburn Goa 2015 saw a total of 248 hours of explosive music, both onstage and at the after party over a period of 4 days. An estimate of 150+ artists performed across 5 high octane stages including Main Stage, Label Stage, Experimental Stage, Techno/Deep House Stage and Psy Stage. Sunburn Goa 2015 also featured over 40 different experience zones a fan village, as well as countless other forms of entertainment, such as bungee jumping, volleyball, hot air balloon rides and zorbing, offering the ultimate lifestyle experience.