Phase One of the exhaustive dance music lineup at Sunburn Goa 2013 is out, and is pretty much a mix of Sunburn alumni, Indian festival regulars, prog and full-on trance, and thankfully, at least a few names we haven’t heard of before or that have just become familiar to Indian audiences (*wink*).
Among them are Cape Town electronica duo Goldfish, known for combining dance music with African rhythms and nu-jazz, UK house producer Mark Storie, Moda Black founders and ex-Radio 1 resident DJ duo Jaymo & Andy George, Timo Maas (okay he’s a returnee), Israeli trance duo LOUD, known for some epic live sets, and Philly’s very own techno, acid house and electronic producer Josh Wink (who just played a Sunburn show in Bangalore) and apparently topped the night in terms of bang-on performances. The rest of the lineup includes familiar big names like Axwell, Afrojack (plus touring company of Shermanology, Apster and Quintino), Markus Schulz, Pete Tong, James Zabiela, Andrew Rayel, and more.
Indian DJs and producers have heavy representation at Sunburn this year, and KRUNK artists such as Sandunes, BBC, OX7GEN and new kid Nanok will all play the first day of the festival, along with Big City Harmonics (his latest EP reviewed here), Dualist Inquiry, the Midival Punditz’ Tapan Raj, plus Jitter aka Jayant and Kohra. Roots, reggae and some grimier bass music will also feature a fair bit at Sunburn Goa this year in the form of Delhi Sultanate, Begum X, Reggae Rajahs, Rudy Roots Selekta, NUCLEYA, SICKFLIP, Dakta Dub, B.R.E.E.D, and a few more on the penultimate and final days of the festival.
Themed stages are to feature at Sunburn Goa as well, and this time we’ve got a Jacked Stage (presumably to do with Afrojack and party), Toolroom Knights that will feature Toolroom artists like Mark Storie, boss Mark Knight and Prok + Fitch, plus the All Gone Pete Tong stage.
Sunburn will take place at a yet-to-be-announced location in Goa from December 27 – 29 (at around the same time that Nikhil Chinapa and Viacom 18 are planning a festival in Goa incidentally; details). Tickets to the festival cost Rs 9,000 for General Admission and Rs 15,500 for VIP.
Check out a lineup poster below.