The Goa Sunburn Music festival is an Electronic Music Show
held at the end of December each year. Organized by Percept, in partnership with
Nikhil Chinappa ‑ a popular VJ and entertainment show host, the festival has
been held every year since 2007. The entertainment show is held over a period of 3 days.
National and international artists, from all genres of music gather here to
give live performances and entertain the crowds, creating a party atmosphere to
herald in the New Year.
During this festival, various beach parties are held around
the city, and the party atmosphere catches on. The Sunburn Festival is held at
Candolim Beach, Goa. Artistes and bands perform live on multiple stages
simultaneously so that the audience can pick their favorite group and groove to
their favorite music. The Sunburn Festival is not just about music. The show also
offers an excellent opportunity to taste delicious and varied cuisines. Tourists should also go for a shopping extravaganza on the Goa tour packages.
The Festival Thus Far
In 2007, the festival was held for two days on 28 and 29
December. The Mumbai Terrorist attacks in November of 2008 created apprehension
about whether the festival could go ahead as planned that year. However, the festival
was held for a period of 3 days, and it was a huge success. In 2009, the
festival attracted more than 22,000 visitors, and the year saw the launch of
After Dark parties at Club Butter. In 2010, Percept ran a Sunburn Anthem
Contest. A fashion show was also organized at Club Butter.
In 2011, the Sunburn Festival is scheduled to be held from
27 to 29 December at Candolim Beach and once can conveniently reach Goa by taking up packages from Mumbai or Chennai.
Tickets for the Sunburn Festival
Tickets for the festival are available through the Sunburn
Festival Website. You can buy tickets for each day or you can book tickets for
all 3 days, which will get you a good discount. You can get Regular, VIP or
VVIP tickets for the festival.
Some Points to Note
- Entry is restricted to people over 18 years of
- Ticket prices will not be refunded unless the
show is postponed or cancelled.
- Make sure that the barcode or hologram on your
ticket is not damaged.
- Keep your tickets safe until the end of the
- You also have to buy and wear special wristbands
to gain entry to the festival.
- Tickets for the After Dark Party must be bought
at the venue. If you have a VIP or VVIP ticket, entry to the party is free.
The Sunburn Festival adds to the already festive mood in
Goa, falling between Christmas and New Year celebrations.