Sunburn Festival Goa

Sunburn festival is an international music festival started in Goa on a trial basis in the year 2007, organized by Shailendra Singh from Percept along with Nikhil Chinapa. Ever since it has been a great success and has even been rated by CNN in 2009 as the ninth biggest festival in the world.

Now Goa has seen Sunburn grab large crowds every year and can predict it will for years to come. The  festival spans over three days usually towards the end of December and gets crowds in the tens of thousands from every part of the world.

Where is Sunburn held in Goa?

Sunburn was first held on Candolim beach in North Goa in 2007, ever since it has refused to leave that venue. There had been rumours that in 2012 it would move to the South of Goa but that didn’t happen and it seems that Candolim will be the venue for a long time.

Candolim is now automatically associated with Sunburn so it doesn’t seem like it will be moving anytime soon.

Sunburn is known to have mini events celebrated at other venues, like Sunburn 2012 was celebrated in Sri Lanka in October by wasn’t as big as Goa in December.

Hotels and Rooms Near Sunburn 2013

Accommodation is typically sold out around major conferences or festivals like Sunburn Goa. Candolim has many hotels and there are plenty more in the vicinity of Sinquerim. Make sure you book early.

Alternatively, you can also find rooms, villas and guesthouses through the GoaRooms.in website that lists rooms, villas and guesthouses in the area for holiday rentals.

These are the places you should check out while attending Sunburn Goa

Name

Location

Distance from Sunburn

Rating

O Resort and Spa Goa

Candolim

15-20 min drive

*****

Vivanta by Taj

Sinquerim

20-30 min drive

*****

Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort

Candolim

5-10 min drive

****

Casablanca

Candolim

5-10 min drive

***

Dona Alcina Resort

Candolim

5-10 min drive

***

Sukhmantra Resort

Candolim

10-15 min drive

***

Alor Grande Holiday Resort

Candolim

5-10 min drive

**

Santana Beach Resort

Candolim

15-20 min drive

**

Valentines Retreat

Candolim

5-10 min drive

**

Music at Sunburn Festival

Many world class DJs make an appearance here every year and ( hopefully ) will for years to come. Sunburn is one of  the largest music festivals in Asia so it is an amazing platform for rising talent to make their debut. Many of the well known names that have appeared here more than once are Pearl, Rohit Barker, Paul Van Dyk, Sander van Doorn and many others.

Dress code at Sunburn Festival

It’s not like the organizers at Sunburn are strict about what you wear but there are certain rules that will have to be followed. People come to the festival wearing what they’d usually wear to the beach and that seems like the usual dress code for Sunburn.

Sunburn Festival is Organized by

Sunburn, the international Music Festival is organized and headed by Percept which is a group of companies involved with Communication, Entertainment and Media which is headed by Mr. Harindra Singh ( Vice Chairman and Managing Director ) and Mr. Shailendra Singh ( Joint Managing Director ) along with many other sponsors and contributors.

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