Pune will play host to the popular Sunburn Festival which sees music lovers from around the world from today. 2018 Sunburn Festival will be held at The Oxford Golf Resort in Pune from December 29 to 31. Music lovers from more than 40 countries are expected at the event. The EDM (electronic dance music) event is said to be Asia's third largest music festival after Tomorrowland and Ultra. The event will officially kick off at 3 where musicians from different countries will perform.
This year, the festival was involved in a bit of controversy after a BJP corporator in Pune filed a PIL against the event two days prior to its start, saying that the sounds levels should not exceed 75DB. The Bombay High Court in reply redirected the festival organisers to ensure the sound levels are within the ambit of the noise pollution control rules and regulations set by the Supreme Court. Israelis Get a Taste of Carnatic Music, Vocalist Aruna Gets Standing Ovation.
From 2007 to 2015, Sunburn was held at Goa's Vagator, it was later shifted to Pune in 2016. Musicians scheduled to perform at the event include Axwell & Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Alan Walker, Nucleya, Krewella, Salvatore Ganacci, Mercer, Armin Van Buuren, Vini Vici, Afro Bros, David Gravell, Divine and Louisahhh. Tickets for the three-day festival can be bought at BookmyShow. Camping facilities are also available at the event. The ticket charges begin at Rs 1799 onwards.
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In the past years, several Indian and international artists have come together entertaining hundreds of thousands of dance and music lovers at the music event. The tenth edition involved performances by some of the biggest names including Martin Garrix, Hardwell, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.
A music lover and brains behind a number of startups in India, Shailendra Singh organised the first International Dance Music Festival in Goa at Candolim Beach. Thereafter numerous college campuses including IITs,NITs IIIT and few AIIMS have also witnessed Indian and International artists perform.