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  • 20 Feb
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Encouragement for people to come out of their homes, get off their couches, take their fingers off their phone’s keypad and TV remote controls, forget about the office workload and have a great time outdoors, Goa Sunburn is back. Yes, you read it right! Sunburn is making its way back to its birthplace, Goa, after three years with a new format ‘Sunburn Klassique 2019.’ Sunburn Klassique will sure let you relive the old Sunburn Goa vibes. At Vagator, you will get to experience, the music in its full glory, as you dance on the sandy beach.

Sunburn is no stranger to putting up a stellar show, right from the time it first hit Goa. It was the legendary Sunburn that introduced the concept of Dance Music in India. Within 12 years, it has come a long way and has always brought an unusual flavor, to the forefront of the musical experience.

Sunburn has seen the likes of international EDM talent including Armin Van Burren, Afrojack, Axwell Ingrosso, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Yellow Claw, DJ Snake, Malaa, Don Diablo, Alan Walker, KSHMR, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia, and many more. The festival of Sunburn is an amalgamation of music, entertainment, food, and shopping, and was ranked by CNN in 2009 as the 9th Best Festival in the world.

Percept Live, the wholly owned subsidiary of Percept Ltd., has announced their collaboration with Klassique to co-promote all the Sunburn events that will take place in the state. Under this alliance, the first event is going to take place from 23rd February 2019 to 24th February 2019. Also, Shailesh Shetty is going to represent it. “Sunburn Klassique will be a sleeker and small version of Sunburn Goa,” said Harindra Singh, chief managing director of Percept Limited, in an interview.

It will be all about emotions this year at Sunburn Klassique 2019. From music curation and programming to décor and setup, everything will ooze the legendary nostalgic era of Sunburn in the state. This time, the concert will not be commercial but more focused on emotions. The artist line-up too will echo the feeling of nostalgia. You will witness, artists who are iconic and reflective of the earlier days of Sunburn, Goa.

CONCEPT

Though the hosts of Sunburn Klassique will be entirely different from the rest of the Sunburn festivals, the look and feel, also the vibes, will be a memoir of the old times. The EDM fanatics missed the original Goa Sunburn that was cooler, more intimate, more emotions, experiences, pre-post parties, shacks, local food, flavors and much more. It aims to bring back the old essence.

Sunburn Klassique will represent what Sunburn stands for – a colossal, open, collaborative, engaging platform for the Youth of India to connect, engage, and just be themselves. It serves as a platform that encourages a ‘Healthy Social’ Experience. At Sunburn, you can camp out with friends, play games on the beach, listen to great music, dance, relax, or just read a book. Sunburn Klassique is your chance to meet like-minded people, chat, connect, have a great time, and make new life long friends. Because, at times, living your life is as important as work.

LINE-UP

The Sunburn Klassique’s line-up is quite classic. There are going to be some of the best EDM artists from across the globe. The curated line-up consists of headliners who have performed at Sunburn over the past years – KSHMR, Markus Schulz, and Art Department – and also a renowned artist, known by his golden-beaked mask, making his India debut – Claptone. Some of the other artists you can expect to perform over the two days are Sultan + Shepard, Alle Farben, GMS, Mandragora, Richard Durand, UnderHer, and David Phimster with Indian artists like Arjun Vagale, Ankytrixx, Midival Punditz (with Nathulal Solanki), and Bullzeye. At Sunburn Klassique you will find a good mix of Psytrance, Commercial House, Trance, Dubstep, myriad sub-genres to cater to the needs of every type of music lover.

STAGES

There will be four stages at the festival – Klassique, Techno Kraft, Psychedelic Circus, and Vinyl Ambulance – with over 40 artists performing live.

MAIN STAGE
  • KSHMR
  • Markus Schulz
  • Claptone
  • Art Department
KLASSIQUE STAGE
  • 18 East
  • Ankytrixx
  • Almost Human
  • Arsh
  • Midival Punditz
  • Miss Bliss
  • Potter
  • Richard Durand
  • Sultan + Shepard
  • Underher
TECHNO CRAFT
  • Alle Farben
  • Arjun Vagale
  • Akshay Mathker
  • Alexander Smith
  • Amol Reonn
  • Bullzeye
  • David Phimster
  • Heiko Laux
  • Leon Pereira
  • Moscada
  • Nic Thomson
  • Reonn
  • Ritesh Gonsalves
  • Roman Sheronov
  • Sashanti
  • Swami Harami
  • Veronika Fleyta
PSYCHEDELIC CIRKUS
  • Akshit Shetty
  • Designer Hippies
  • Discobar
  • GMS
  • Ind Ra
  • Janux
  • Liquid Soul
  • Ma Faiza
  • Mandragora
  • Priyanjana
  • Sonic Species
  • Sunglider
VINYL AMBULANCE
  • Fintushami
  • Iggy x Dennis
  • Ixist
  • Martin Dubois
  • Matsehora
  • Mr. Grey
  • Naviin Gandharv
  • Tansane
  • Tritha Sinha

For Sunburn, the safety of the visitors has always been prime precedence, and this year too there will be strict measures undertaken to ensure the same. They follow a ZERO drug tolerance policy and ensure no BANNED substances enter the festival arena. This year is no different, Sunburn along with Klassique will ensure that no laws are desecrated, and the event is entirely glitch-free.

ADDITIONAL PERKS

Sunburn Klassique 2019, is going to offer much more than pure music. Right from the flea markets, experience zones, adventure activities, and set up, the overall vibe will strike a chord.

Dust your dancing shoes and pack your bags to have a weekend full of pulsating EDM and Big Room House music, only at Sunburn Klassique 2019. Book your way through the festival on BookMyShow and viagogo.com.

DATE: 23rd February 2019 – 24th February 2019

VENUE: Vagator Beach, Goa

HOW TO REACH?

AIR: Dabolim is the nearest airport, situated approximately 26 km away from Panaji. The airport is well connected to all the domestic airlines operating to Goa. One can hire a cab or taxi from the airport and reach directly to the venue.

TRAIN: Railways is a convenient option when it comes to mobility. The two main railheads to Goa are, Vasco Da Gama and Madgaon. These two railway stations are well connected to all the major cities of the country. You can hire a cab or taxi from the railway station and reach directly to the venue.

ROAD: There are are some public as well as private bus operators in Goa. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, and KTC are among the prime operators offering bus services from major cities. You can hire a cab or taxi from the bus stop and reach directly to the venue.

If you’re heading out to Sunburn and are willing to write more about it, feel free to get in touch with us at conn[email protected].

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