Sunburn Goa was marked with moments that The Sherp wants to relive all over again. Here’s a list of the top 10. 



The hills of Vagator were home to the largest music festival in Asia this past December, and it did not disappoint. Apart from the main stage mayhem that headliners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike dished out, there were a bunch of bummers along the way that didn’t allow the festival to go on seamlessly (Paris Blohm’s no-show, Danny Avila’s set being cut short due to technical issues), regardless, there were a number of moments The Sherp took back from Goa that we’d love to experience all over again:

1. Paul Oakenfold’s psychedelic Hilltop ride


After dishing out a blockbuster performance at the Cubezoid on Day 2, the legendary Paul Oakenfold decided to put on his psychedelic groove as he busted a classy set at the Sunburn after party at HillTop, which was just a few minutes walk from the venue. This was the first time he ever performed at the legendary Goa venue which is fabled for it’s psychedelic parties.

Sunburn oakenfold RUDGR(Image Courtesy: RUDGR/Sunburn Facebook)


2. The view from the Space Jungle


Set aside on a steep hill at the venue, the hike to the psychedelic stage at the festival was long and taxing. But when you got up there, we felt it was quite worth it. Surrounding the brilliantly designed stage by the guys at Wolves, was a view to die for. It overlooked the entire festival arena, as well as the splendid Vagator beach. A Christ Redeemer replica was also added to the hill, with a small playground as well. The Space Jungle was a secluded world of it’s own.



3. Jamie Jones mesmerises Marbela

Jamie Jones aman makkar(Image Courtesy: Aman Makkar/Sunburn Facebook)

The after parties at Sunburn Goa were quite a hit, and Day 2 saw one of the most spellbinding after party performances ever. Set in the gorgeous white sands of the Marbela Beach Resort, Jamie Jones played an unforgettable set.


4. The Gold Skies moment, courtesy: Sander Van Doorn


Watching the entire Dance Temple stage sing the chorus to Sander Van Doorn‘s Beatport topping track was easily one of the prime highlights of the main stage. A proper PLUR moment struck each and every soul with some force.


5. Baauer brought about some serious mayhem


One can say that music-wise, the Cubezoid stage eclipsed the main stage at the festival. Each day featured some of the finest foreign and domestic talent, and Baauer followed by British dnb maestro Sub Focus gave the stage the perfect closure.



6. Krewella oh Krewella


Their recent India tour was just a glimpse of what they’re all about. They saved their best for Sunburn Goa, and the crowd loved every moment of it.



7. The Knife Party debut


The highly regarded Australian duo have been one of the most looked forward acts leading up to the festival, and they showed why they’re considered a dance music phenomenon across the globe.


8. Shaan & Friends spiced it up


Accompanied by the likes of Makasi, Deniz Koyu, Sartek and many others, Shaan Singh’s Cubezoid performance was a b2b session like none other. It seemed like an after-party of sorts, with everyone having the time of their lives.


9. Klingande’s heavenly Saxo vibe


Day 1 saw the main stage dominated by electro sounds, but Klingande brought about some seriously soothing lounge vibes to prepare us for the night that awaited us.


10. Reggae Rajahs twerked it up


The Peace & Love stage was situated closest at the entrance and Reggae Rajahs performance was one of the most entertaining, as they had a newly recruited member who helped keep the crowd on their feet at all times.