Percept in the News

Sunburn kicks off later than scheduled
28 December, 2011

Sunburn 2011, described by organizers as Asia's premiere electronic dance music festival, got under way to an electrifying start on the sands of Candolim a bit later than scheduled. The three-day festival which was to start at 12pm finally began at approximately 2.30pm. With seven main stages where each has "a unique character and vibe", they all offer "a one-of-a-kind music experience", organizers said. Currently in its fifth year and spread over an area that is double the size of last year, Sunburn has on offer a lot more to its fans. Headlining the Day 1 line-up, DJs Gabriel & Dresden from San Francisco, who are in India for the first time, played "a mind-blowing set". They were preceded at the eclectic 'Muah' stage by Jerome Isma-Ae, 'the German trance God'. Nic Fanciulli from the UK was another crowd favourite at the Cubezoid stage along with FreQ Nasty at Arro. The Cubezoid stage introduced the fantastic 4D mapping technology in India for the first time ever, organizers claimed. The 'ILLA' stage was graced by the likes of Junior Jack and Kid Creme while Groovadelic stage was a refreshing mix of fresh electronic talent like Dualist Inquiry and industry greats like Midival Punditz. The police had a tough time controlling traffic as hundreds of vehicles made it to the venue. Though the police had made elaborate traffic arrnagement, the road from Candolim to the venue saw traffic snarls. .