If you are a music lover and you haven’t heard of the Sunburn Festival, then you are missing a significant event in your life. Sunburn is the most celebrated electronic music festival which is celebrated every year in Goa. Although the festival was held in Pune in 2017 and 2018, it is back again in Goa in 2019. This year the venue of the festival is Vagator Beach in Goa.
When will the festival be held in 2019?
The Sunburn Festival this year will be held from the 27th of December to 29th of December.
When did the Sunburn Festival start?
Shailendra Singh, a businessman, started this extravagant musical event in Goa in 2007. The first event was held at Candolim Beach with some big names in the music industry like DJ Pearl, Pete Gooding, Hardwell, and Carl Cox, to name a few. This Electronic Dance Music (EDM) event was hosted by MTV VJ Nikhil Chinappa and DJ Rohit Barker. You might also be interested in the 8 Annual Events You Must Attend If You Are In Delhi.
What is so special about the Sunburn Festival?
The Sunburn Festival is an exclusive event where music lovers get the ultimate experience of musical exhilaration and enlightenment. The audience matches their steps to the constant beats of electronic musical instruments. This musical event hypnotises the senses of the audience with spectacular giant stages & screens, magnificent laser light shows.
Thrilling performances of famous DJs from around the world put the audience in a trance. Famous musical bands enthral the crowd with their electrifying performances. New talents get to showcase their expertise in music by using the platform to promote themselves.
Several engaging workshops like Kite Making Work Shop, Tattoo Workshop and Musical Instruments Learning Workshops keep the visitors engaged during the day.
There are various thrilling activities like Bungee Jumping, Hot Air Ballooning, Zorbing and Mechanical Bull Ride etc.
You can even get to eat mouth-watering snacks and drinks at several stalls at the venue. Also, Happy Hours are offered between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. when you can get a special offer like Buy One Get One Free.
You also get to do lots of shopping for various items like accessories, clothes, handicraft products and many more things at the flea market around.
Where can I get the tickets to the Sunburn Festival?
You can get the tickets for the Sunburn Festival through various offline and online options.
You can get the tickets at the venue at the booking counters. Although there are a few suppliers of cards online, the best option to book the tickets is through Book My Show. You need to book the tickets much before the beginning of the festival as it becomes difficult to get the tickets later on.
The cost of the ticket varies starting from Rs. 3755 for one day. Special VIP passes are available for the guests to enjoy the event with food & drinks on their seats.
How to reach the Sunburn Festival in 2019?
Vagator Beach is a very famous beach in Goa. You can either go to Madgaon or Vasco-da-Gama Railway Station from Jaipur, Delhi or Mumbai, then take a taxi or bus to Mapusa Bus Station and take a car or taxi to reach Vagator Beach.
Alternatively, you can go to Dabolim International Airport, which is the nearest to Vagator Beach and take a bus or taxi to Mapusa.
Where to stay during the Sunburn Festival?
Vagator Beach offers a wide range of hotels and resorts at variable rates. Some of the most popular and luxurious accommodations here are Emperor Resort & Spa, Ozran Heights Beach Resort, W Goa, Antares Beach Resort, La Gulls Court, I Love Bell Bottoms Goa, Amour Resort, Casa Vagator, Larive Beach Resort, Cochichos Resort and many more.
Some of the hotels with all the modern amenities and excellent facilities at moderate rates are Vagator House Resort, Coco’s REsort, Amani Vagator, YoYoGoa, Vagator Retreat, Dolrina Guest House, Jack’s Resort, Royal Pearl Goa Resort, La Costa Residency and Brisa do Mar etc.
You can even opt for staying in hostels which come at very reasonable rates. Some famous hostels are The Bucket List Hostel, Pappi Chulo Hostel, Jolly Poolside Hostel, a Green Rover Hostel etc.
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What are the things you need to know before you attend the Sunburn Festival?
You need to be aware of a few things before you plan to make a trip to Goa to attend the Sunburn Festival:
- You must be 15 years old to participate in the event.
- Each day of the event requires the ticket for each day.
- You cannot buy a single day ticket if you want to attend the event for three days.
- Everyone needs to carry a valid photo ID like PAN card, Adhaar Card or Passport which are to be shown before entering the venue of the festival.
- Food & beverage from outside and cameras are not allowed. You can not carry any other recording devices as well.
- Prepaid coupons for food and beverages can be bought while booking the ticket online.
- The administration provides Twenty-four hours of security at the venue.