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No Sunburn Festival this year, Goa CM announces

The music and dance festival is essentially the celebration of certain genres like EDM

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
November 24, 2021 1:20:35 pm
Sunburn Festival, Sunburn Festival in Goa, Sunburn Festival 2021, will Sunburn Festival 2021 happen in Goa, Sunburn Festival cancelled in 2021, indian express newsThe annual music and dance festival has been cancelled this year. (Photo: Twitter/@SunburnFestival)

Bad news for music lovers: the annual Sunburn Festival that happens in Goa stands cancelled this year. Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant made the announcement earlier today, stating that no permission has been given for holding the festival this year, which welcomes attendees from all across the country and even the world.

During a press conference, he told reporters, “We have not given permission to Sunburn to hold the festival this year. I have already passed the file stating this.”

The decision comes as India continues to do its bit to contain Covid cases. Earlier this year, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar had said permission had not been granted for the Sunburn EDM Festival, but that organisers had applied for it.

It seems, there was some miscommunication regarding the status of the festival, for on the official Sunburn Twitter page, the last tweet teases the announcement of the first headliner for Sunburn Goa 2021.

Another tweet suggested that pre-sale tickets to Sunburn Goa 2021 are “sold out”.

In a tweet dated November 17, the Sunburn organisers had announced, “Life hasn’t been easy for anyone in the recent past, but trying to do a music festival is another thing. We want to still do it, because we want to live, because we miss the energy, the happiness, the music and the dance… This year is going to be different… But it is Sunburn. The same music, the same energy, the same production and the same vibe.”

The music and dance festival is essentially the celebration of certain genres of music like EDM. It has been held in the state — around this time every year — for the last 15 years.

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