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Goa bans dance music festivals

... but only over the peak holiday period next year

2015 Dec 29     
2 Bit Thugs

The likes of Sunburn and Supersonic will have to reschedule their events for 2016

The regional government of Goa in India has announced that, from 2016 onwards, electronic dance music festivals will not be allowed to take place in the region during the peak holiday season from 15 December to 15 January.


The announcement came during a week that sees two of the sub-continent's biggest dance festivals, Sunburn and Supersonic, taking place simultaneously. The Goan authorities are said to be concerned about heavy traffic, security issues and the impace on the high-end tourist trade.


The Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar, announced the ban on 26 December - while granting permission for this year's festivals to go ahead as planned on the 27th. Parsekar said: "I called the organisers and told them that this would not be tolerated. The dates of both the events should not clash and they should be conducted before 15 December or after 15 January from the next year."


Headline acts at Supersonic this year include Azwell, Zedd, Disclosure, DJ Zinc, Mala, Nervo, Don Diablo and Addison Groove, while on the bill at Sunburn are Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Bassjacker, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Seth Troxler, Art Department, Liquid Soul, Tube & Berger and many more.


 

 

 

 

Tags: Sunburn, Supersonic, Azwell, Zedd, Disclosure, DJ Zinc, Mala, Nervo, Don Diablo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Bassjacker, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Seth Troxler, Art Department, Liquid Soul, Tube & Berger