Sunburn, TimeOut 72, and Taalbelia Wrap up 2017 With a Bang!
by Shantanu Jain Entertainment | January 3, 2018 | News
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2017 shall always go down as an unforgettable year for the Indian events industry. Not only did the year see brand marketers devoting a larger chunk of their marketing budgets to the experiential domain but the year also saw LIVE Entertainment properties putting the pedal to the metal and serving to their audiences an eclectic experience.
The last week of 2017 saw varied music festival properties like TimeOut 72, Sunburn, Taalbelia and Krank enthralling the Indian audiences as they wrapped up 2017 in style. In this exclusive feature at EVENTFAQS, let’s have a look at their highlights.
With OLA as its title sponsor this year, Sunburn- one of Asia’s biggest music festivals hosted their 11th edition of the property from December 28- 31, 2017 at the sprawling Oxford Golf Resort, Lavale in Pune.
Day one of the festival saw an astounding attendance of thousands of attendees pouring in from different parts of the world and the country. It is believed that this year's edition of the festival broke all its previous benchmarks - be its ever-increasing footfalls, the gigantic production or its ambiance.
The sprawling 100 acres land which is covered with ascetic beauty, filled with never-ending greenery proved out to be the perfect destination to give fans the wonderful Sunburn experience.
The 350 feet plus Main Stage incorporated the iconic Natraj from the Dance Temple theme of 2014 and '15. Standing tall at over 100 feet, the iconic addition to the main stage was a mystical spectacle for music lovers. As the festival stepped into its last lap as the psytrance maestros Infected Mushrooms set in a sense of numbness in the crowd with their set.
The eleventh year of Sunburn was memorable, musical and magical. The artist village reverberated by all sorts of bass-lines buoyed by the incessant energy of a crowd that was nothing but love, excitement, and positivity. The animated flea markets, multiple adventure sports and lip-smacking gastronomical delights added to the mega anniversary celebrations. Apart from the music, a number of basic amenities which aren't given that much of significance at a dance music festival otherwise were pretty eye-catching during this edition. For example, the security and smooth entry and exit into the venue. A very pivotal part of this season was the security arrangements to ensure a drug-free zone.
Catch a glimpse of the festival below.
The terra firma of Vagator went “TimeOut 72” for the first time as the festival made its debut on the sandy shores of Goa from December 27- 29, 2017 with some of the biggest names from the homegrown and international music circuit.
While the flea market and the food stalls packed in attendees, the stages were where the frenzy was at where music in its many diverse, adrenaline-pumping avatars was the singular thread connecting the entire TimeOut 72 family.
The inaugural day of the festival saw four invigorating stages -- the colossal “Majoris” measuring up to 200 x 55 feet, the incandescent LED-packed “Eximus”, the intimate “Proximus” and a constant fixture of Goa, the Vinyl Ambulance Stage - giving music enthusiasts three completely inimitable and individual experiences within the overall festival. The stages were definitely a stellar stand-out, from the time inspired props to the confetti bursts to the pyro effects!
A little-known fact was that it was all put together in just three weeks. “Live A Lifetime Of 72 Hours” was the festival slogan, as it aimed to shine a spotlight on those very important tenets. The artists playing over the three days of the festival also exemplified the tagline. Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, Timmy Trumpet and many more, flew into Goa to support and carry this new venture to greater heights, along with India’s homegrown stars who shared the stage with equal conviction.
Have a look at TimeOut72 below:
The newest addition to the country’s destination music calendar- Taalbelia finished with a rousing response on December 25, 2017. The majestic fresco town of Mandawa hosted a wide variety of audience from across the country; as also a wide variety of music on the Christmas weekend.
The multi-genre festival had a lot of specials this year- including rare collaborations, jams, and sets which are not witnessed every day. Artists from the worlds of Bollywood, classical music, folk, fusion, independent scenario, electronica, reggae and alternative music, made for an unforgettable experience for the audiences at the festival.
With four stages each unique in its sound, decor, feel and music programming, Taalbelia’s second edition was a treat for the senses. Others highlights included well-attended workshops, horse riding, fresco trails and a wonderful pop-up by Ayush Kasliwal that included decor items, well-styled fashion clothing line, jewelry, accessories among other things.
Have a look at Taalbelia 2.0 below:
The last week of 2017 saw varied music festival properties like TimeOut 72, Sunburn, and Taalbelia enthralling the Indian audiences as they wrapped up 2017 in style.