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Sunburn is an electronic dance music Festival held at Candolim Beach, Goa, India every year. The festival is an amalgamation of Music, Entertainment, Food and Shopping, and was ranked by CNN in 2009 as the 9th Best Festival in the World. The Festival is organized by Percept, an Entertainment, Media and Communications company of India. Spread over 3 days, the festival has multiple stages with artists playing simultaneously. In 2013, it was held on December 27, 28 & 29.
Sunburn Goa 2007
In 2007, Percept partnered with Nikhil Chinapa and organized the first International Dance Music Festival in Goa, India. Sunburn Goa 2007 was sponsored by Smirnoff and took place on 28–29 December just at Candolim beach. In its first year Sunburn included performances from Carl Cox, Above & Beyond and Axwell as headline acts. Other acts included John 00 Fleming, Pete Gooding, DJ Pearl, Jalebee Cartel, Super 8 & Tab, held on two stages with DJs playing simultaneously. The festival was hosted by Nikhil Chinapa and Rohit Barker. The line-up announcement and early bird passes commenced during the end of October.
Sunburn Goa 2008
Sunburn Goa 2008 was held despite the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks which took place exactly a month prior to the festival. The festival was themed Electric Circus and was held on two main stages: "Banyan Tree" for Trance acts and "Circus Stage" for House music. There was also a VIP stage, flea market and beach volley ball courts. Having tied up with Defected Records in 2008, the label brought house DJs Simon Dunmore, Shapeshifters, Copyright and percussionist Shovel playing. Headlining the festival were GMS, Gareth Emery and John 00 Fleming. The acts were Digital Blonde, Roger Shah, Pearl, Brute Force, Nawed Khan, Vachan Chinnappa, Jalebee Cartel, Sanjay Dutta, and Ma Faiza. The visuals were produced by Dan booth, Martin Robins, Vj Kaycee & Inferno. Sunburn Goa 2008 took place on 27–29 December at Candolim Beach Goa. The title sponsors of Sunburn Goa 2008 were Fly Kingfisher, Carlsberg and Force India.
Sunburn Goa 2009
Sunburn Goa 2009 had turnout of over 22,000 fans. It also saw the launch of "After Dark" parties which took place at club Butter from 10.30 pm until 5 am, making Sunburn a 24 hour festival. Sunburn brought DJ Armin Van Buuren, who headlined the festival along with Latin House DJs Roger Sanchez and John 00 Fleming. Sunburn’s line-up also included tech house DJ Sultan and trance DJ Sander Van Doorn. Previously in 2008, Sunburn had tied up with Defected Records, but in 2009 Sunburn tied up with UK clubbing company Gatecrashers. Acts included Jalebee Cartel, DJ Pearl, Ma Faiza, Nawed Khan and Designer Hippies. The festival was hosted by Nikhil Chinapa and Rohit Barker. In addition to the previous year’s attractions, Sunburn Goa 2009 included a rock climbing wall and Thai foot masseurs.
Sunburn Goa 2010
Sunburn Goa 2010, took place on 27–29 December at Candolim Beach. The festival was sponsored by Tuborg. The headliners of the 2010 festival were Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and Axwell along with Sultan & Ned Shepard with Nadia Ali(Live), Richard Durand, GMS, Pete Gooding, Aly & Fila and DJs Pearl, Ma Faiza, Anish Sood and Sanjay Dutta.
For the 2010 festival, Percept ran a "Sunburn Anthem Contest" for potential audio and visual producers, with participants in the visual category allowed to make a visual for a B.R.E.E.D track which is then submitted to a panel of judges. Participants in the audio category are asked to make a fresh remix of Nadia Ali’s ‘Love Story’ which is the Anthem of the festival.
A fashion show was organized on 27 December at Club Butter. Sunburn passes went live on 5 November 2010 with the early bird passes and pre-booking sale passes being sold out in 22 minutes.
Sunburn Goa 2011
Sunburn Goa 2011 was held on 27–29 December at Candolim Beach. The main attraction was Above & Beyond, Axwell, Infected Mushroom, Spartaque
Sunburn Noida 2012
Sunburn Goa 2012
Sunburn Festival 2012 was held in Candolim, Goa, India during Dec 27, 28 &29th. Headlining acts in 2012 were by Sander Van Doorn , BT , Fedde Le Grand , W & W , Paul Van dyk , Roger Sanchez. Afterparties for Sunburn 2012 were held at LPK( Love Passion Karma ) and Sinq .
Sunburn Mumbai 2013
Sunburn Mumbai on 15-16 november and it is the second time the city host the festival The Line Up Include DJ Nash, DJ FLX, DJ SABI, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Paul Van Dyk, Fedde Le Grand, Showtek, Orjan nilsen, Adam beyer, Josh Wink, Wolf Pack, Tom Staar.
Sunburn Goa 2013
The 7th Edition of Sunburn at Goa will witness 120 Artists stretched over 3 days. It would have a 500,000 sq.m of exotic festival area with 7 massive stages. Over 1 Lakh participants are expected.
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|Line Up In 2007||Line Up In 2008||Line Up In 2009||Line Up In 2010||Line Up In 2011||Line Up In 2012|
|Above and Beyond||GMS||Armin Van Buuren||Paul Van Dyk||Above and Beyond||Fedde le Grand|
|Carl Cox||John 00 Fleming & Digital Blonde||Roger Sanchez||Ferry Corsten||Pete Tong||Sander van Doorn|
|Axwell||Shapeshifters||Sander Van Doorn||Axwell||Gabriel & Dresden||Paul van Dyk|
|John 00 Fleming||Pearl||Sied Van Riel||Aly & Fila||Skazi||Roger Sanchez|
|Pearl||Richard Durand||Nick Rafferty||Pearl||Jalebee Cartel||Hilight Tribe|
|Midival Punditz||Roger Shah||John 00 Fleming||Sultan & Ned Sheppard||Funk Agenda||BT (live)|
|Sergio Flores||Midival Punditz||Gordon Edge||Richard Durand||Pearl||W & W|
|Super 8 & Tab||Norman Doray||Norman Doray||Jalebee Cartel||Jerome Isma-ae||Richard Durand|
|Pete Gooding||Jalebee Cartel||Sultan||Nadia Ali||John 00 Fleming||Norman Doray|
|Gordon Edge||Shiva Soundsystem||Jhonny Deep + Simon Sax||Ma Faiza||Ma Faiza||AN21|
|Jaytech||Ma Faiza||Baba Robji||GMS||Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson||James Zabiela|
|Tuhin Mehta||Kris Correya||Shy-o||John 00 Fleming||Liquid Soul||funkagenda|
|Jalebee Cartel||Simon Dunmore||Domino||Sanjay Dutta||Perfect Stranger||The Japanese Popstars|
|Anil Chawla||Sanjay Dutta||Pearl||Ritkam & Bansi||Laughing Buddha||Sunnery James Ryan Marciano Spartaque|
|Simon Dunmore||Tatva Kundalini||Inferno||Xerox & Illumination||Sanjay Dutta||Showtek|
|Sanay Dutta||Shovell||Ritesh Gonsalves||Pete Gooding||Lost Stories||Paul Thomas|
|Arno Cost & Norman Doray||Order of the Essence||Vachan Chinnappa||Protoculture||RAE[disambiguation needed]||Spektre|
|Shaair n Func||Vachan Chinnappa||Jalebee Cartel||Vachan Chinnappa||Brute Force||Joof|
|James Grant||Ajit||Mmat||B.R.E.E.D||Nawed Khan||Filterheadz|
|Stephen J Kroos||Brute Force||Sashanti||Freeaatmah||Shaan||Jes (live)|
|Aldrin||Karan Third Eye||D Siren||Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson||Albin Myers|
|Nawed Khan||Nawed Khan||Greg Pidcock||Tuhin Mehta||Dirty Vegas|
|Karan Third Eye||Charlee||Ajit||Nawed Khan||KillerWatts (live)|
|Dj Ajit||Maarten Klein||Sanjay Dutta||Clement||Arnej|
|Clement||Reji||Ma Fiaza||Karan Third Eye||Pearl|
|Vishal Shetty||Kris Correya||Tuhin||V-Shall||Avalon|
|Janux||Tatva||Whosane!||Ma Faiza (live)|
|Shy-o||Dj Hiren||Janux||Sanjay Dutta|
|Pereira||Jayant Luthrq||Inferno Mash||Anil Chawla|
|Dj Siren||Voodoo XP||Baba Robijn||DJ Ajit|
|Janux||Rohit Barker||Anish Sood|
|Rohit Barker||Phi Degrees||Marcelo Vasami|
|James Harcourt||Bay Beat Collective||Jitter|
|Vijay Chawla & Dominic Ras||Ajit||Sashanti (live)|
|Bay Beat Collective||Funkagenda||Rohit Barker|
|Clement||DJ KINI RAO||Vinayak A|
|Dj Dale||Lost Stories|
- CNN Article
- "Sunburn 2013: Goa gears up for Asia's Largest Music Festival". Biharprabha News. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- Afternoon Articles http://www.afternoondc.in/48-hrs/burn-it-up/article_14722
- "Sunburn Festival in Noida". DelhiBeat. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
- "Sunburn 2012".