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Sunburn is an annual fiesta which takes place in Goa at Candolim Beach held during Christmas-New Year period named as “Goa Sunburn” festival. The idea was introduced by Percept. This festive event first took place in the year 2007 which was hosted by Nikhil Chinappa. He is still linked with the present occasion. The three day musical show will feature several DJs both desi and Videsi. It is an electronic dance musical festival that is programmed to be held from 27th -29th December, 2012 (12 noon onwards). It is a superb mixture of music, food, shopping & all round entertainment. It is the Asia’s largest Electronic Festival which yearly arranges the best global talent from many countries such as India, Ibiza, Australia, Austria, Holland, France, UK, Singapore and Sweden perform in India to entertain and endorse a sense of unity and accord with richness of music and Dance. The venue itself makes the mood of partying Beach destinations are always chosen for the famous festival all around the globe. According to this Goa is the best destination ever to enjoy. Sand and the sea make an appealing combination for any party or festival.


Some of the popular entertainers who have performed at this occasion including John  Fleming, Jalebee Cartel, Super 8, Tab, Anish Sood,  Ferry Corsten, Pete Gooding, Aly & Fila and DJs Pearl, Ma Faiza, Pete Gooding and many more. The festival attracts many celebrities such as Sanjay Dutta, Bipasha Basu & Vijender Singh amongst the notable guests in the Sunburn. There is no particular dress code. The music is totally trance i.e. electronic music. Each year people from all over the world meet at Candolim beach to be a part of this outstanding event. The enormous crowds at this event have become bigger and bigger every year, taking in tourists from all over the country and World. This beach has some wonderful homestays & rooms, which make it very convenient to stay at the beach itself. Sunburn has been ever-growing monster in terms of size and scale. The number of revellers is increasing with a great height. Last year the figure marked was 1 lac. Yes 1 lac revellers has attended this event. Now let’s see this year what will be the number.


There are many issues and controversies during this fiesta, because maximum number of crowd is western and they enjoy this party in their western culture that includes less clothing, smoking, drinking and drugs that leads to a very weird and worst atmosphere, which spoils the name of our nation. There is so much chaos and confusion caused by traffic on the roads. Goa is already a crowded area and on top of this more five thousand visitors come here and increase the problems. It is indeed an enjoyable occasion but it should have certain norms. This year our government have made some rules that should be followed by the organisers such as this festive should remain free of drugs. No smoking allowed at the venue. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has strictly stated that this event should be “in principle”. Police securities will be on high alert in order to avoid intake of drugs during the occasion.


Don’t forget that only few days are remaining for this festive, so get ready to go and enjoy with full enthusiasm. 

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