Karan Singh, COO, Percept Live Reveals Exciting Insights of Sunburn 2019!
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | December 11, 2019 | Interview
Sunburn Karan Singh Vagator, Goa
Sunburn, a Percept Intellectual Property, is Asia’s biggest and most popular Electronic Dance Music Festival which is gearing up for its 13th season that will be held from December 27th to 29th, 2019 at Vagator Goa.
Here is an exclusive interview with Karan Singh COO – Percept Live where he shares some exciting insights of Sunburn’s 13th season coming up this year.
Sunburn is returning back to Goa, what is the reason for the shift?
The flagship Sunburn Festival is returning this December 2019 to Goa after a gap of 3 years and we are aiming to provide a truly memorable and magical festival that can once again build Goa into a thriving music destination. Goa is Sunburn’s home and it’s a nostalgic feeling to witness the Sunburn Festival’s homecoming after a long gap of 3 years.
Goa offers the perfect blend of culture, cuisine, sun, sand and sea, music, youth and a vibrant lifestyle that ranges from sublime relaxation to fast-paced fun and entertainment. We received great local support since the birth of Sunburn in Goa in 2007 and we saw it grow from a simple concept into a phenomenally successful mega global festival that saw attendance from over 52 countries in this very destination. The support and love we received from the locals in Goa through the initial years were heartwarming and overwhelming. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better destination or a better administration that was so keen to see Sunburn succeed and grow year on year. And that made Goa always extremely special for us.
We missed Goa every moment. We left Goa in 2016 with a very heavy heart. We tried really hard to recreate the magic of Goa across other destinations, however, Goa is Goa....incomparable to any other destination. It’s impossible to create Goa magic anywhere else. And Sunburn is as Goan as the Goans! It was started in Goa 12 years ago and grew right there. Now that Sunburn has reached a threshold of mega recognition globally, we owe a major chunk of its success to Goa. We are happy to be back home.
We will work closely with the authorities to get all the required permissions to ensure the event goes off smoothly without any glitches, and also adds tremendous value to the local eco-system. We are committed to positioning Goa as the destination of choice for Entertainment, Lifestyle, Creativity, Fun and Business through our initiatives with Sunburn. That’s our way of paying back and thanking the beautiful State of Goa and its people for all their love and support they have given to us into making Sunburn the super global iconic success that it is today.
What is the artist lineup this year that the audience can experience?
We have a fantastic artist line up including DJ Martin Garrix and the world’s biggest dance-pop acts The Chainsmokers headlining Sunburn Festival 2019. Phenomenal acts like Australian record producer, music programmer, and Grammy award winner DJ FLUME, multi-platinum producer and songwriter Jonas Blue, defining figure of house music Fedde Le Grand, Dutch dance music star Julian Jordan and young Belgian prodigy Lost Frequencies, will be joining the Main Stage as support acts, promising an electrifying experience.
Techno innovators, Cuban-American DJ/producer, MaceoPlex and 5 time DJ Award winner Chilean-Swiss DJ Luciano who will be making their India debut at the festival will be headlining the SOLARIS stage. Other artists who will join them on stage include Oliver Huntmann, Jeremy Olander, Coyu, Hosh, Andre Winter, Anish Sood, Ana Lilia, Marino Canal, Shaun Reeves, Sequ3l, Priyanjana, Idriss D and Khen.
Other popular artists that we have handpicked for our fans to be entertained throughout the day include Candice Redding, Kryoman, Shaan, Sartek, Ritviz, Progressive Brothers, Siana Catherine, Teri Miko, Jetfire, Aazar, Brooks, Ellie Prohan and Loopers.
On the Psychedelic Stage, one can watch out for names like Belik Boom, Captain Hook, Designer Hippies, Laughing Buddha, Shanti People, Space Cat, and Xerox & Ilumination. Sunburn Goa 2019 will feature several special label show-cases and stages including Martin Garrix’s STMPD imprint, Luciano & Friends, Senso sounds, Sin City, Slick, Suara&Vivrant.
Can you elaborate on Sunburn’s new platform ‘SOLARIS’?
To commemorate Sunburn’s successful 12-year innings we have introduced a brand new underground music venture variant called ‘SOLARIS’ which will showcase a range of exquisite underground international and home-grown house and techno act on two dedicated stages from December 27th to 29th 2019 at Sunburn Festival in Vagator Goa. Techno innovators, Cuban-American DJ/producer, MaceoPlex and 5 time DJ Award winner Chilean-Swiss DJ Luciano who will be making their India debut at the festival will be headlining the SOLARIS stage. Joining them on the SOLARIS stage as support acts would be Oliver Huntmann, Jeremy Olander, Coyu, Hosh, Andre Winter, Anish Sood, Ana Lilia, Marino Canal, Shaun Reeves, Sequ3l, Priyanjana, Idriss D and Khen.
Sunburn has always been about our fans and our enduring dialogues with our millennial fan base across India confirmed that this is the music they have long been waiting for. Maceo Plex is celebrated for his diverse production style spanning house, techno, electro, and tech-house, and we are sure our fans are simply going to love his set along with the amazing Talent line-up we have in store for them at SOLARIS.
Here is an exclusive interview with Karan Singh, COO, Percept Live where he shares some exciting insights of Sunburn’s 13th season coming up this year.