The iconic Goa December EDM festivals Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic were an annual ritual for the thousands who liked to spent their post Christmas holiday in Goa. But fear not, there are at least four music festivals in Goa this year that promise to be as much fun. The DJ line up might not be as formidable as in the past, but they are sure to guarantee a good time.
A Day of sLick!
Some of the world’s top tech-house and techno artists as well as many of the Indian artists will feature in this two day festival. With previous editions in Bangalore and Pune, this year’s festival moves to Vagator’s picturesque Water’s lounge. The line-up is as much of a draw as the beach state. Mannheim native Boris Brejcha returns to the country with his unique brand of high-tech minimal, while Bulgarian journalist and house music specialist Tijana T makes her Indian debut alongside Patrice Bäumel, one of Amsterdam’s finest DJs, among a slew of other international and local artists.
When: December 26 and 27th.
Where: Water’s Beach Lounge & Grill, Vagator, Goa.
Now in its sixth edition, this is one of the Goa’s more likeable festivals, located at the multi-level Chronicle in Vagator. Their line-up is undoubtedly the most exciting and varied its ever been. Heart-tugging techno producer Robert Babicz is joined by Swedish Tronic label boss Christian Smith and Greek dance music staple Stelios Vassiloudis. That’s minus several headlining Indian DJs like Arjun Vagale, B.L.O.T!, Calm Chor and several others.
When 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th of December.
Where: Chronicle, Vagator Beach, Goa.
CTRL ALT DANCE
The much loved festival returns this year curated once again by Ankytrixx. The stellar line up includes veterans and newbies. Anushka, DJ Uri, Burudu, EZ Riser, Hamza + Manu, IDRA, Soulspace and nearly two dozen others will be seen in action over three days at Hilltop Vagator. No matter what your taste in music, this festival is sure to guarantee everyone a good time.
When: December 28,29, 30
Where: Hilltop, Vagator
This New Year’s Eve festival promises `32 hours of non-stop madness. The line up this year includes Ajja, DJ Tristan, Electric Universe, Outsiders, Vertical Mode, , Illumination, Born Sleepy, Giuseppe Parvati-records, YabYum, Gaspard and many more.
When: Dec 31, 5 pm
Where: Hilltop, Vagator
Photo credits: Facebook pages of the festivals
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