One of the biggest annual festival of India announced cancellation this year too. Sunburn Goa is cancelled this year. Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant announced stating that no permission has been given for holding the festival this year, which witnesses attendees from India and all over the world.
During a press conference, he told the media, “We have not given permission to Sunburn Festival. I have already passed the file stating this.”
— Sunburnsolaris (@sunburnsolaris) December 4, 2021
The 15th edition of the Sunburn Festival was set to be held on 28, 29, and 30 December this year at Vagator in north Goa. The festival had enlisted more than 60 international and national artists to make the city alluring.
But now the local government is making efforts for the upcoming covid crisis as new variants are found.
In October, organisers had announced that access to the festival will be granted to only those audience members who have been fully vaccinated and that they will be adhering to health and safety measures and “all applicable Covid-19 government guidelines”.
The decision from the state government comes in the wake of the COVID pandemic and India’s efforts to contain it as part of ongoing measures.
Earlier this year, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar had said permission had not been granted for the Sunburn EDM Festival, but that organisers had applied for it.
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— Sunburn Festival (@SunburnFestival) December 4, 2021
the Sunburn organisers had announced, “Life hasn’t been easy for anyone in the recent past, but trying to do a music festival is another thing. We want to still do it, because we want to live because we miss the energy, the happiness, the music, and the dance… This year is going to be different… But it is Sunburn. The same music, the same energy, the same production, and the same vibe.”
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— Sunburn Festival (@SunburnFestival) December 7, 2021
Like previous, the festival which has been held in Goa for the last 15 years, is cancelled this year too.