We’re just making sure you know the consequences of missing out on this festival. 

TIMEOUT 72 has got the country buzzing with excitement and curiosity over its first edition. Right from the jaw-dropping lineup, to bringing the music festival  fever back to Goa, TIMEOUT 72 has definitely got people talking, and for all the right reasons. Even before its grand premier, the festival is giving us the vibe of  Coachella, for its megastar lineup, Ultra Music Festival , for its round-the-clock music mayhem, and Tomorrowland, for its unforgettable rave experience.

Organised by WaterLemon Events, TIMEOUT 72 will be premiering at Vagator, Goa between the 27th -29th of December this year. And here are five solid reasons why you need to attend it. Also, don’t forget to book your tickets on Insider, Paytm or BookMyShow.

The Lineup

With two major global stars – Wiz Khalifa and Jason Derulomaking their debut in India at the festival, this is as large as larger than life can get. The ‘Swalla’ hitmaker and multi platinum artist, Jason Derulo, will get you grooving to his infectious worldwide hits like ‘Swalla’, ‘Tip Toe’ and ‘Talk Dirty’, to name a few, on 27th December. Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa’s presence at the festival is a big boost to the multi-genre direction that the country is looking to adopt at its festivals, moving away from the pure EDM trend. He will be thrilling his fans on 28th December. And, ofcourse, DJ Mag’s Top DJ of 2016 and 2017, Martin Garrix, will be headlining the third day of the festival, hence concluding the festival with a fitting grand finale on 29th December. A few other acts making their debut in India with the festival include Australia’s Numero Uno – DJ Timmy Trumpet and World No 11. Don Diablo.

The Psy and Trance Stage will host Coming Soon, Vini Vici, Ritmo, GMS, Symbolic and Skazi, while India’s most beloved indie acts – Lucky Ali, Paon, Midival Punditz, Hari & Sukhmani, The Local Train, Prateek Kuhad, Advaita, Parvaaz, Prem Joshua, When Chai Met Toast – will light up The Live Stage. Don’t miss festival favorites such as Grammy winning duo NERVO, Zaeden, Lost Stories and Sem Voxx, Third Party, Lucas & Steve and Justin Mylo.

India’s first and the world’s second differently-abled DJ, DJ Varun Khullar a.k.a. AAMISH, is sure to become an inspiration for many, proving that when there is a will, there is a way. Not to mention, he’s immensely talented!

The Venue

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Probably the only other news, apart from the lineup announcement, that got us cheering on our feet, for TIMEOUT 72, is that fact that it’s going to take place in Goa. All things said, Goa will also have a sweet spot in the hearts of festival-goers in India. Not to mention, there couldn’t be a better time than December to watch Goa light up with the sights and sounds of the festival. Vagator has always been a cultural hub for revellers in Goa, and you can look forward to soaking in some winter sun on the beach while enjoying the curated music, food, and host of experiences laid out for you by TIMEOUT 72.

The  Production

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With Don’t Let Daddy Know headlining the “Main Stage”, you can expect the scale at which the production for the entire festival has been designed. Expect TIMEOUT 72 to raise the bar with their jaw-dropping stage productions and designs inspired by the concept of time. While following a central theme of Epoch for 2017, each stage will be distinctively decorated with technicolor props and larger-than-life gimmicks that ultimately lead to a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience. Prepare to witness the best pyrotechnics and hypnotic lazers that will transform Goa into Disneyland that’s high on electro pop. Add some really crazy carnival rides to the mix, and you have a festival set-up that’s guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.

The Ambience

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TIMEOUT 72 is an experience that you must witness to believe. While music plays a big role in driving the festival, it is a culmination of different experiences that make it a festival that you simply cannot miss. The ’72’ in TIMEOUT 72, aptly defines the round-the-clock experience that the festival has planned out for its revellers across three whole days. Right from cabarets to firework displays to tightrope-walking and other circus theatrics, you are going to have something new to look forward to all the times. You can say, they are bringing Las Vegas to Goa.

The People

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It’s time to round up your pals and take that long-pending drive to Goa. Because if there is one place that your friends and you can look forward to for an uninterrupted good time, it is TIMEOUT 72 in Goa. The beauty of this festival lies in its ability to open up to people with different music tastes, serving as a point of convergence for music lovers of different genres. It’s a melting pot where people of different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups and interests, can come together and celebrate music at its best. You will definitely leave with a new friend or two, so don’t worry about coming alone either.

What More?

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At TIMEOUT 72, global cuisines are at your service. Quench your thirst and satisfy your taste buds with a wide array of food and drinks that will leave you spoilt for choice at the Time Tasters zone. From basic junk food like cream stuffed doughnuts  and cheesy fries to fuller meals like pasta and hot dogs, and not to miss, the lip smacking Goan cuisine, your energy levels will never drop. The flea market is a good place to explore when you want to take a break from working up a sweat with your dance moves. And, talking about sweat, be sure to recharge yourself at one of the air-conditioned domes. Apart from the domes, you can be rest assured that the festival is sprawled over a huge acres of land, hence giving you a lot of room to avoid that terrifying claustrophobic experience. The after-parties will be incredible,  guiding people through the mystical reverie from the moment you step on the plane until after you’re back home. The Time Trekkers zone is ideal for adventure junkies who need a rush of adrenaline to kickstart their day. But if you’d like nothing better to do than chill out and enjoy the Goan vibe, then head straight to the Time Trippers zone.  

Book your tickets for TIMEOUT 72 on on Insider, Paytm or BookMyShow

Check out the official website, Facebook page and Event page for TIMEOUT 72. And, ofcourse, don’t forget to tune in to The Sherp for more!