Panaji: Sunburn Goa 2015, the ninth edition of the annual Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, witnessed a gush of Indian and foreign tourists in the coastal state as the fest kicked-off with a lot of energy and high-octane music.
Ranked amongst the world’s biggest music festivals, the four-day fest kickstarted at the Vagator Beach here on Sunday.
In total, there are five themed stages at the festival — which I Label Stage, Experimental Stage, Techno/Deep House Stage, Psy Stage and a 200-feet Main Stage, titled “Empire Of The Sun”.
The “Empire Of The Sun” draws 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.
On the first day, artists like Dyro, Nucleya, Paji, Paperqueen and Juliet Sikora enthralled the audience with their revolutionary beats.
Dutch artist Sam Feldt created magic on the Main Stage when he played an amazing collection of refreshing deep house songs and warm tropical house hits.
World’s top spot holder on annual “Top 100 DJs” poll, Belgian DJ duo of Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, headlined the first day with their famous hits like “Waves”, “Wakanda” and “Mammoth” as the people at the venue danced their hearts out amid thumping beats, lasers, confetti and flashing lights.
With food courts, adventure sports, flea market and exotics bars on-site camping, a first time concept in India is a major attraction at this year’s festival.
Campers, who came to get “sunburnt” at Asia’s largest festival, were positioned atop the hills, getting a panoramic view of the entire venue.
Other international DJs like Headhunterz, Tube & Berger and Liquid Soul also unleashed their electrifying sets on the opening day.