The Sunburn Goa is a popular electronic dance music festival which takes place each year in the month of December for over three days at the Candolim Beach in Goa. The festival is a prime attraction and draws major crowds to Goa in the month of December along with the festival of Christmas and New Year. Sunburn Goa is organized by Shailendra Singh of Percept, in partnership with Nikhil Chinapa- popular Indian radio jockey, video jockey and presenter on MTV India. The festival is a combination of music, dance, entertainment, food, shopping and has multiple stages where artists keep playing daily. It is a one of a kind festival in India and is a big hit among the youth.
The first sunburn festival Goa was held in the year 2007. The festival had ten stalls in all along with a flea market. A total of 36 national and international artists adorned the event with their rocking performances. Close to that of 10,000 people attended the festival. The event was set as a benchmark and with the years to come, it grew into a huge success with increasing numbers of artists and audience. Tickets to the festival cost around Rs. 9,250 (Rs. 8,043 + taxes) and VIP tickets cost around Rs. 15,500 (Rs.13, 435 + taxes).
The Sunburn Festival at the Candolim beach is all about music, dance and entertainment. The three day festival also comes loaded with a variety of other events too. There are numerous stalls which serve delicious food. There are also several activities like fire juggling, mechanical bull riding, rock climbing, slippery football, spa treatments and massages, etc. The Sunburn Festival Goa 2013 will be hosted by Nikhil Chinapa and Rohit Barker. This year the festival will witness both nationally and internationally renowned artists like Afrojack, Markus Schulz, Axwell, Andrew Rayel, Quintino, Pete Tong, Goldfish, James Zabiela, Mark Knight, Shermanology and Josh Wink, etc.