Picture this. On a pleasant December afternoon in Goa, you ride a scooter, which you have hired from a local boy, on the winding roads of Goa. As you enjoy the cool breeze brushing your face, you feel a vibration running through your spine and electro beats intermingling with the sound of the waves. That’s when you know that you have arrived in the land of Sunburn, Asia’s biggest Electronic, Dance and Music (EDM) festival.
There is no better way to round up the year with high voltage electro beats in the sun kissed sands of Vagator, a beach village in North Goa. In its seventh season, Sunburn Goa gets bigger and better as it will have the biggest ever line-up of over 150 artistes in the upcoming edition, to be held from December 27 to December 29, 2014.
Sunburn Goa started off in 2007 and became a retreat where music, entertainment, dance, food, party and lifestyle came together. In its seventh year, it has become world’s fourth largest music festival. It has brought together renowned DJs from around the world attracting audiences from every nook and corner of the world. Some of the leading DJs who have performed over the years are Carl Cox, Axwell, Simon Dunmore, Gareth Emery, John 00 Fleming, Roger Sanchez and Paul Van Dyk, to name a few.
When in Goa for Sunburn, join the EDM extravaganza at 12 noon when the party begins, and groove to the knocks and thumps of electronic and trance till 10 pm at night when it ends for the day. For those three days there won’t be any moment when the tempo goes down as one artist/ band after another perform and the crowds go maniacal on the music. After sunset, the music is amplified by the psychedelic laser lighting that seems to ricochet off of every surface, creating an almost dream-like effect.
The otherwise peaceful Vagator beach offers an amazing setting to the festival, with flat land, unruffled grassy slopes and a rocky cliff, where the stage is set up. The spectacular sunset adds to the beauty of the entire seascape.
If you want to take a break from the music, you can try out the other stuff that Sunburn offers. Apart from the music events, it also hosts activities like bungee jumping, rappelling and rock-climbing, hot air balloon rides and ‘Sunburn cruises’ on yachts. Also, there will be a large open-air cinema theatre, dance machines, a library and a kite festival going on alongside the main programme.
If you are making a plan to catch up with Sunburn Goa 2014, this year’s line-up includes artists like Bauuer, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DubVision, Far Too Loud, Krewella, Oliver Dollar, Paul Oakenfold, Avalon and Damian Lazarus, amongst many others.
During your stay at Goa, you can also enjoy eating at the many shacks and restaurants located on the beach. Also there are several guesthouses around the area where you can search for accommodation and regular taxis operate at all times.