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Sunburn Goa kicks off
28 December, 2015

The world’s biggest electronic music festival festival came to life at Vagator with thousands of dance music enthusiasts from across 50 countries getting enthralled by electronic dance music powerhouses. The 200 feet plus Main Stage, titled ‘Empire Of The Sun’ draws its inspiration from Indian ethnicity with the cranium of Ashoka taking centre stage on a chariot, heralding the 10th year anniversary of the dance music brand.
Swooping in on a Zip line? Now that’s a great way to kick off for Sunburn’s 4-day madness. Sunburn 2015 returns for the 9th time, with more madness, more music and more memories to make. The very first day of this fiesta started with thousands of people from all over the world coming together to celebrate the movement electronic dance music has created world over. While the food courts, adventure sports, flea market and exotics bars were packed with party goers, on-site camping- a first time concept in India turned out to be a special experience all of its own. Campers were positioned atop the hills and got a panoramic view of the hysteria of epic proportions that gripped 500,000sq/m.
Sam Feldt created magic on the Main Stage – playing an amazing collection of refreshing deep house songs and warm tropical house hits. The audience went delirious as he broke out on of his most popular singles, “Show Me Love”. Dyro, Nucleya, Paji, Paperqueen and Juliet Sikora set fire to Sunburn with their revolutionary beats and high-octane energy.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are a Belgian DJ duo composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios flew in to bring the house down for day one. They currently hold the #1 spot on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs poll.  Playing their world famous hits like “Waves”, “Wakanda” and “Mammoth” and an electrifying high energy set of the ultimate dance music anthems. 
It’s just not an EDM festival but the biggest party of the year with a larger than life experience. Sunburn Season 9 saw the largest artist village in Asia, elaborate food courts, Sunburn cruises, bigger after parties, open air movie theatre, spacious flea market and much more. And with the precursor to the way music madness has shaped up on the very first day, the next four days are sure to up the tempo all the way up to the orbit
Day 2 is bound to be stepped up a notch with an all time-high energy. With artists like  KYGO who has come to India for the first time and opening sets by Anish Sood. More artists like Sam Feldt, Blurry Slur, Bassjackers, Echofloat and Candice Redding will keep the music going on.
With a combination of some of the biggest names in dance music with a carefully crafted selection of the very best and burgeoning talent from India and around the world, dance music aficionados were spoilt for choice. Stellar stand-out sets from a number of different dance genres pulsed through Vagator Beach, spanning over four days, totaling upto 10 hours per day, sprawling across 500,000 sq. mt with spectacular performances by the world's finest electronic artists who performed alongside their Indian counterparts to give music fans the spiritual music experience they seek as an annual ritual. Trance, house, electro, techno, drum & bass, psychedelic, experimental – Sunburn Goa covers all these genres and more, unifying the crowds that gathered on the Northern shores to celebrate dance music and the unique unifying feeling it creates. An immersive experience with on-site camping, artist and fan village, adventure sports, flea markets, elaborate food courts & delectable cocktails and crazy after parties, 2015 marked the culmination to a beautiful year in dance music. With more than 150 artists and about 248 hours of music spread across 5 high octane stages including Main Stage, Label Stage, Experimental Stage, Techno/Deep House Stage and Psy Stage - giving music enthusiasts completely varied and individualistic experiences within the overall festival.