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DJs Fedde Le Grand and Richard Durand charge up crowds at Day 2 of Sunburn 2012
28 December, 2012

 ~Over 100,000 fans storm Goa’s Candolim Beach for the first two days of Sunburn 2012~

Mumbai, December 28, 2012:  After a sensational opening, Day 2 at Sunburn 2012, Asia’s biggest music festival hit an all new high as Dutch Progressive House Ace Fedde Le Grand along with Richard Durand dazzled a crowd of over 65,000 fans at Goa’s Candolim beach. The festival which kicked off yesterday was also streamed LIVE across 120 countries touching a global audience of over 1.2 million fans around the world. 
Keeping its word on taking the Sunburn Experience to the next level, the 6th edition of Sunburn 2012 is larger than ever covering 2 grounds, 7 spectacular stages and a staggering line-up of over 50 Indian and international artists. 
Kicking off proceedings earlier on Day 2 was the young Indian artist Lost Stories along with Bosnian Trance musician Arnej. DJs Richard Durand and Albin Myers began their sets at the same time on adjacent stages, working the crowds into a frenzy. Headliner Fedde Le Grand, shook up the packed house with the global chart buster “so much love” echoing the festival’s slogan of Live Love Dance throughout the venue. Spell-binding SFX and pulsating beats emanating from massive stages such as ‘Helia’ and ‘Cubezoid’ engulfed revelers with an overwhelming sensation to shed their inhibitions and just dance! 
Paving the way for fresh talent, Day 2 at Sunburn 2012 also featured a plethora of new artists along with the best commercial DJs from world over. On display today were Anish Sood, DJ Shaan, Ash Roy, Audio Units, amongst many other young talented DJs. 
Music was not the only thing on offer as Sunburnites heartily indulged in other recreational entertainment on offer.  Adventure enthusiasts challenged their skill by rock climbing on the artificial rock wall - a fixture at Sunburn. There was volley ball for Sunburnites interested in sports. And those looking to take to the skies did that through their professionally built kites. A new addition to the list of recreational activities was the music library or for some – a music readers paradise. The library which stocks books on EDM, other genres of music and artists was a huge hit amongst music fans and readers. 
Said Mr. Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Limited. “Sunburn 2012 has been an unprecedented sensation with the first day turnout equaling that of all three days last year. We have already had more than 100,000 visitors and we still have Day 3 to go. In six years, Sunburn has progressed from being Asia’s biggest and most desirable EDM festival, into a movement for social change. The festival has transformed into a platform for India’s young to showcase their enthusiasm and love for music to the world at large. We were very proud to host Dutch DJ Fedde Le grand, one of the Top 20 DJs in the world. This his first trip to India and we are glad to have his maiden set here at Sunburn. Our Grand Finale tomorrow will host world renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk, his second trip to the festival.” 
Taking a step towards being more environment friendly, Sunburn Goa this year announced a ‘Leave No Trace’ initiative in association with Woodland. The initiative aims at educating Sunburn fans to be more environmentally conscious by spreading awareness and a sense of responsibility towards ones ecological footprint. The campaign involves a number of on-ground activities such as art installations at the venue made out of waste materials, a unique interactive tree structure inviting party-goers to participate in a cleanliness drive at the venue and eco-friendly displays and signage all around. The campaign also has Sunburn volunteers spreading the ‘Leave No Trace’ message amongst guests at venue. Along with recycling garbage cans for plastic, glass and other items spread across Candolim Beach, the alcohol glasses at Sunburn will have captions like “Trash Me” and “I Deserve a Bin”. Volunteers along with Sunburn enthusiasts will have the opportunity to clean the venue during and after the event, to restore the beach to its original beauty.
Along with the staggering lineup of artist, Sunburn this year will also sport world class safety and security arrangements. With a three level security cordon and ‘Zero Drug’, organizers aim to ensure that Sunburn fans experience the best of EDM artists and music in a safe and drug-free environment. In order to ensure no untoward incident, organizers of Sunburn 2012 have implemented a range of security measures – starting from a three level security check comprising metal detectors & sniffer dogs, physical frisking, and bands to identify ticket holders. There are three first aid rooms, on-call quick response and disaster management teams, lady guards and evacuation arrangements for 21000 people to exit the venue in eight minutes flat. No edible food of any kind can be entered inside the venue; Food and beverages are available to patrons at the venue itself. Apart from the security cordon at the entrance, under cover security staff patrols the venue for constant inspection and preventing illegal activities. Anyone found in violation is to be escorted out of the venue and would have their tickets/bands confiscated. Additional volunteers will also keep a vigil activities taking place around the venue.
The 6th edition of Sunburn Goa which will take place between December 27th-29th at Goa’s Candolim beach will this year feature a star packed lineup of some of the world’s best headliners including Grammy winning DJ Paul Van Dyk, Grammy nominee Brian Transeau (BT) along with Dutch progressive house artists DJs Sander van Doorn and Fedde Le Grand.  The International music festival is six times larger, more extravagant and is slated to be the biggest and loudest Sunburn yet with over 150,000 sunburnites expected to attend. Presented by Micromax, Sunburn is organized by Percept Live, a division of Percept Limited.
Percept Limited owners of Sunburn are proud to announce that Micromax is the presenting sponsor for Sunburn Goa 2012 with Absolute, VH1 and MTV acting as Associate sponsors. Tuborg and Cannon are Co-sponsers of the festival