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Sunburn Reload with WolfPack & Lost Stories at Calcutta Boating and Hotel Resorts

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Subhro Boral

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Sunburn to host multi-city dance music show featuring World #18 W&W

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It’s party-time again for music enthusiasts as Sunburn, for the very first time brings a special conceptualized dance music show #SOA50 celebrating the 50th episode of popular online radio, Sunburn On Air. Launched in April 2014, Sunburn On Air recently crossed 1 million hits on iTunes making it the #1 dance music podcast in India. The show has featured biggest names of EDM like Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Paul Van Dyk, W&W and many more.

For the first time, Sunburn will be executing a conceptualized dance music show with signature stage design and visuals.  The event will supposedly have a perfect mix of stunning lights, stage performers and spectacular laser show at par with what we saw at IAmHardwell and ASOT600.

The show will be held in 3 cities including Hyderabad on 17th April, Chennai on 18th April and Pune on 19th April 2015 featuring a lineup of performances including World #18 Dutch duo W&W, Sunburn resident DJ Shaan and DJAnish Sood. 

Tickets go on sale on 18th March at 12 PM on sunburn.in. Limited early entry tickets will be available.

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Deadmau5 at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai

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Deadmau5 at Supernova Arena, Bangalore

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Debarati Sanyal

Debarati is a freelance photographer based in Bangalore and for the past one year has been actively documenting the music scene. When not shooting gigs, she can be found in front of a computer working on graphics and writing. Or maybe you can find her at one of the watering holes chugging beer!

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Sunburn Arena feat. Deadmau5 and R3hab at Buddh International Circuit, Delhi

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Kunal Khullar

Passionate for photography and music, Kunal is a Delhi boy who is apparently NOT a rapist. Currently pursuing photography as a profession, he loves all kinds of musical genres and is also a big geek when it comes to gadgets and the latest in technology.

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Sunburn Down South: Festival Preview

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On the 16th and 17th of November, Bangalore hosts its first ever Sunburn party. The biggest festival in Asia, which is a yearly ordeal for most of the EDM fans in our country, is expanding its teaser campaign down South. With mini festivals in Mumbai, Noida and now Bangalore, Sunburn are looking to re-kindle the relationship between party goers and their Goa festival.

So what can we expect to see? The Sunburn tag guarantees big crowds, amazing stages and good all round music. There will be no one big headlining act and people will have to stage hop to get the biggest bang for their buck. With artists like Paul Van Dyk, Fedde Le Grand and the Tomorrowland ring masters Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike you can expect a lot of commercial hits and feel good tunes. Most of the music you should have on your playlist, with just the right touch of the unexpected to justify your decision to show up!

Looking at the previous Sunburn destination parties, this is definitely something we are looking forward to. The two day event will give the crowd an opportunity to get away from the hectic nature of one night headline acts, and spend their weekend growing into the music at their own leisure.

Apart from the big ticket names, we can’t wait to hear from the legend that is Josh Wink aka the Acid God. This old school party starter has had a career like no other, dishing out relevant hits over multiple decades. Haven’t heard of him? Do check out ‘Don’t Laugh‘ and ‘Higher State of Consciousness‘, you won’t regret it.

Also a shout out to Adam Beyer, a man we had never heard of till his inclusion in this Sunburn line-up, but boy were we glad we did some research on him. His Productions speak of total quality and his highly acclaimed radio show of ‘Drumcode Live’ FM podcasts, is broadcasted over 40 stations world-wide. We can’t wait to see how his live set sounds like!

Tickets are available and with Sunburn’s history of selling out early, we recommend you grab yours today. We’ll be back with an in-depth look at the gig after we’ve gotten a chance to sink our teeth into some delish music. See you there!

Student, G.A. & VIP tickets LIVE now on www.sunburn.in

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Akash Kaul

Akash is an Investment Banker by day, and a video game junkie by night. He enjoys reading, writing sappy love songs and discovering new music. Follow him @defysky

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Sunburn to bring World’s #3 DJ/producer Avicii for Sunburn Arena this December

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Sunburn Season 7, Asia’s premier dance music festival, is bringing down the Platinum selling No #03 on the worldwide Dj Mag polls and the maker of stupendous hits such as ‘Le7els’, ‘Bromance‘ & ‘Silhouettes‘, and ‘Wake Me Up‘ super-star of all time- AVICII. He will be back again for Sunburn Arena scheduled for 6-7-8th December after his debut, sell out Arena tour of India in 2011.

Fans and followers of The Sunburn Festival and Avicii lovers now have reason to rejoice, considering he had to cancel out in April  due to ill health just before his tour of India was about to take place. Avicii has recently put together an album  ‘True’ which is well on it’s way to being one of the most coveted chart- topping releases this year.

Tim Bergling, the Swedish mega-god of big room melodic House graces India on the 6th, 7th and 8th of December at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore as part of the S7 season kick-off.

Watch this space for more news, information and updates regarding the AVICII Sunburn Arena Tour of India coming up in December .

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Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

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Over the last year, India has seen an explosive rise in live music across all genres and Bangalore has always been at the heart of the action. The EDM scene has grown tremendously as well, with big names like Above and Beyond, Swedish House Mafia, and Tiesto performing in the city to packed venues and vibrant crowds. With the gaining popularity of the EDM genre, Sunburn seized the opportunity by bringing down Chicago-based Kaskade to perform at their season opening party, held at the Ezone Club in Bangalore.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

Given the history of the venue, everyone was half expecting an outdoor stage with towering arrays of speakers and psychedelic laser displays – the perfect EDM setting. On arriving at the venue however, I was surprised to see go-karts being driven around frantically where the concert should have been happening. The organizers had decided to move the stage indoors, the significance of which was apparent when it started raining heavily, about an hour into the show.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

The show started on schedule at 5pm with local talent, DJ Rohan Kapoor playing to a small yet energetic crowd. The set list had a good vibe to it with people singing along and sometimes jumping in the air, showing their approval of the music being dished out.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

Sunburn had positioned their trademark illuminated logo on the DJ console, which for some reason, disappeared after Rohan Kapoor’s set. The visuals weren’t what you would call stunning but got the job done, serving as a good backdrop. Something I really appreciated was the lighting set-up, which was great – an ample amount of strobes and beam lights made sure the artists as well as the audience were perfectly illuminated. Although, in an indoor venue, a lot could have been achieved with the lights, and it seemed like an effort was made only for Kaskade’s set.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

Up next was DJ Vinayaka who played on till Kaskade’s set. The set list was interesting and mixed up really well and it was impossible to predict what he would play next. DJ Vinayaka’s music surprised the audience at every turn with unexpected tempo and beat fluctuations constantly keeping them on their feet. As his set progressed, the crowd began to thicken and the energy levels started soaring.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

Finally, after all the waiting, Kaskade made it on stage and the crowd roared in appreciation. From there on, things only got better. He thanked the crowd for their patience and played some of his signature tracks with bass that had the speakers pleading for mercy. As the set progressed, a member of the Kaskade crew began passing on water to the crowd, getting them all excited to the point where security as needed to hold down the pit barricades.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

Kaskade played on for almost two hours during which we got to hear tracks from his new album Atmosphere as well as several bootlegs and mashups such as ‘Room for Happiness’ that have over time, become a signature style that define Kaskade. All the tracks were perfectly chosen and the entire set seemed seamless. The music brought out the best in the crowd with certain instances of crowd surfing apart from the customary wild dancing.

Sunburn Season Opening Party feat. Kaskade at EZone Club, Bangalore

The set ended with Kaskade climbing onto the console area and holding up a flag that said ‘KASKADE’ in the tri-color – a memorable scene to mark the end of a memorable night. All in all, Sunburn seemed to have made the right decision bringing down an artist like Kaskade for their season opening party. However, the choice of venue and the scale of the event will remain debatable.

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Dev Ambardekar

Dev is a music photographer based out of Bangalore. He has been documenting the music scene actively for almost two years during which he has shot several Indian bands and a handful international acts. His expertise ranges from multi-day music festivals to pub shows. While he is not behind the camera, Dev is an Architect and occasional writer. You can follow him at @DevAmbardekar.

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Sunburn Season Opening Party with Kaskade at Blue Frog, Mumbai

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Sunburn – A Percept Property

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