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Sunburn to stage a comeback in December
1 August, 2019

Asia’s largest music festival Sunburn will return home to Goa from December 27 to 29 at Vagator, Goa. The festival will be co-promoted and managed by Klassique Events led by Shailesh Shetty. 

Earlier this year Percept Live, the wholly owned subsidiary of Percept Limited, announced a collaboration with Goa-based nightlife and promotions giant Klassique Events, to co-promote all Sunburn events in the state of Goa. After the successful first edition of the two-day Sunburn Klassique event in Goa in February, Shailesh Shetty escalated efforts to convince Percept Live, the owners of the Sunburn IP, to grant the dates of the main Sunburn Festival in 2019 to Goa instead of Pune where it had held its previous three editions.
Incepted in Goa in 2007 Sunburn has grown from a simple concept to a successful mega global festival through the support of the local populace, government and administration. Today, Sunburn has reached a threshold of mega recognition and is ranked in the top three music festivals globally, and owes a major chunk of its success to the love of its global fans as also the people and administration of Goa.
Shailesh Shetty said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Percept Live agreed to postpone the Pune Festival and schedule the main Sunburn Festival in Vagator Goa from December 27 to 29. This will bring back the nostalgia and glory of Sunburn in Goa, not to mention hundreds of thousands of fans from across the world.”
He added, “It took a lot of effort to convince Percept to shift the destination of the December festival but the recent mega success of the Sunburn Klassique event held in February in Goa was the clincher.  I am dedicated to bring the Sunburn Festival back home to Goa and am committed to providing a truly memorable and magical event that will once again build Goa into a booming global music destination. I am immensely grateful to the Tourism Minister and the concerned departments of the Government of Goa for their incredible support and assistance in our collective endeavour to re-create history with Sunburn Goa during this year.”
Tourism Minister, Manohar Ajgaonkar said: “Over the past year I have dedicated all my efforts towards bringing international events to enhance the tourism in Goa. I am happy that Shailesh Shetty of Klassique Events has secured the franchise rights for Sunburn and brought back the festival in prime tourist season. The Tourism Ministry will extend all support to make the festival a phenomenal success so that it brings back tourists from all across the globe to Goa and put Goa back on the international music festival tourism map.”