Sunburn may restrict crowd this year

PTI, PANAJI | 19 August 2013 14:50 IST

Sunburn Goa, tagged as India’s most vibrant electronic dance music festival, may scale down the ticket sale by 20 per cent this year, considering the traffic management issues faced by Goa Government at its venue on Candolim beach.

“Either we will limit the capacity by reducing tickets by 20 per cent or properly manage the event by timing performances so that the crowd is spread over the days,” Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percent Private Limited, told PTI today.

The sunburn festival will be held on December 27, 28 and29. 

“Candolim is our first choice but if government wants us to change the venue it would be our humble request that it should be next to a beach,” Singh said.

He said that organisers were receiving tremendous support from the state tourism department to sort out the issues. 

Organisers, who have been holding the event in the coastal state every December, said they wanted to continue organising the festival at Candolim beach, 10 kms away from here, because it is a scenic location and has all the required infrastructure facilities in place.

“Once the government gives its approval for the event this year, the festival would be designed in a manner that it will exert less pressure on traffic by planning performances considering the inflow and outflow of people who throng here,” Singh said.

He said that on an average 20,000 plus crowd visits this three-day event every day, but there are some days when the turnout is less, depending on performances.”

This time, the festival will be scientifically done to assess how many people can be accommodated,” Singh said, adding that the ticket sale could be shut down after a particular point.

Singh said that the festival has been helping Goa’s economy as thousands of youngsters who flock here for the event continue their stay during the new year celebrations.

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