THE CITY is fast becoming the top destination for biggest music festivals of the country. After the NH7 Weekender, Sunburn has shifted its venue from Goa after decades and will now be held at Sunburn Hills — a privately-owned 90-acre land at Kesnand on Pune-Ahmednagar Highway. The event will be held from December 28 to 31. On Monday, the management team announced phase-I headliners of the event with big names, including Armin Van Buuren, Axwell Ingrosso, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and recently-voted best live act KSHMR.
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The line-up also includes supporting artistes like AJJA, Angerfist, Dannic, Eats Everything, Mattn, Nucleya, Tom Swoon, among others. Organisers, who reportedly had some issues with the administration in Goa over pending dues, have chosen a new location near Pune which has the dual advantage of being nestled amidst nature and is also well-connected to the main city.
Sunburn CEO Karan Singh said, “Over the last nine years we’ve evolved from being just another music festival to an aspirational brand with millions of loyalists. Our move to Maharashtra is part of that evolution. Our fans have always been our top priority and Sunburn Hills seem to be the perfect destination to give our fans a larger than life experience in our 10th edition. We started our season with a band of top-ranked DJs and hope to close the year on a high note too with Sunburn 10. We are thankful to the tourism department of Maharashtra for extending their help in making the move possible.”
Besides a pollution-free atmosphere, Sunburn Hills will have a huge campsite for marketplaces, workshops, flea markets, movie screenings, chopper rides, karaoke sessions and bowling, among a host of other activities. And like most good things in life, this too comes with a cost with early bird tickets priced at Rs 2,000 for a day’s pass to Rs 14,500 for a VIP pass.