Top 5 Festivals in Goa – November 2013 to January 2014


Goa is the undisputed capital and party destination of India, and rightfully so. Catering to some of the biggest commercial and underground parties, Goa has a variety to offer the masses. And so here we are, presenting the top 5 festivals in Goa – November 2013 to January 2014.

Supersonic Festival

Initiated by Nikhil Chinapa, the co-founder of Sunburn, the VH1 Supersonic Festival is a 5-day event all set to take place in Sunburn’s previous venue, Candolim. Partnering with Viacom Network 18, Chinapa is all set to bring down the biggest names in the international music industry for our aural pleasure. Known to be well-versed with the international music and electronic scene, Chinapa’s expertise will definitely add up to the final outcome where festival goers will get to enjoy a variety of music ranging from house to techno, to dubstep, to practically everything else that will get your feet tapping in all the right ways. Supersonic is held in the last week of December.

Zambhala Festival

Zambhala is the intellectual escapade for the ones seeking some spiritual ecstasy. A festival that caters to the hungry souls, Zambhala plays home to Shamans from Peru and across India, Sufi Masters from Istanbul, the world’s leading nutritionists and naturotherapists and various other people from the world over who are keen on imparting their knowledge to eager masses. A culmination of spirit through yoga, music and various other enlightening ways, Zambhala is held in Bardo, Ashvem over a period of two days in the month of December. Attend Zambhala for your annual dosage of spiritual upliftment and extravaganza.

India Bike Week

If you are one of the adrenaline junkies who love their horsepower on two wheels, India Bike Week is the place to be. Held in January every year, India Bike Week witnesses bikers across India undertaking the pilgrimage to be a part of the festive occasion. IBW plays host to various biking competitions, garage sales, exhibitions, biker buildoffs, cage fights and live music acts! Bikers and biking enthusiasts are drawn to this two day festival that brings the best in the biking world from all across the globe. Get to see your favorite set of two-wheelers on display along with the best in music and performance for your pleasure!

International Film Festival Of India

Goa isn’t all about music and horsepower. It is also home to the International Film Festival of India for the last 44 years! Founded in 1952, it is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. IFFI is conducted jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Government of Goa, and is held in the capital city of Panjim. IFFI has witnessed some of the biggest and the best movies and movie makers from all over the world being a part of the festival with their contribution to the film world. The next installment of IFFI is all set to be held in November and observe the best in talent from the film fraternity.

Sunburn Festival

Conceptualized by Percept and the brainchild of Shailendra Singh, Sunburn Festival was conceived on the shores of Candolim in 2007 and has gradually grown over the years to become one of the biggest dance festivals in the world. Catering to the fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Sunburn has been a host to the biggest electronic artists from all over the world like Gareth Emery, Above & Beyond, Axwell, and various others. Stretched over a period of three days, Sunburn has become a household name for EDM fans. Held in the last week of December, the 2013 segment of Sunburn will be held at Vagator on a much grander scale and take things to a whole new level.