Only four wintery nights to go before you’re on the sands of Vagator to experience a whole new Sunburn! And this year, we have all been pleasantly surprised with the diversity of artists in the line-up! The Sherp guides you through the music Sunburn has in store for you:

If you thought of missing even ONE of the following acts, here’s what you have to do:

Step 1: Find a shovel

Step 2: Dig a fairly deep trench in the sand

Step 3: Jump into it

No, seriously.   -_-


1. Axwell

This personage needs no introduction, at least among Indians! Axel Christofer Hedfors, who goes by the name Axwell, is often cited by most Indians as the favorite DJ among the three Mafias. If you claim to be a fan of house music, this is a heavyweight in the genre you don’t want to miss!



2. Afrojack

A Dutch superstar who is always in the news, Nick van de Wall is a platinum selling and award winning artist! Afrojack has become an essential element in making a music festival complete. He will be getting his remarkable Jacked Stage to India. Oh, and prepare to take a massive champagne shower during his set!



3. Markus Schulz (The Unicorn Slayer!)

One of the most charming and loved trance producers of all time, Markus is a ball of fire known to perform for 12 hours straight! This year, he also got together with Ferry Corsten to form New World Punx. Ever since the release of his album ‘Scream’, he has been actually been screaming his lungs out everywhere he goes:

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4. Andrew Rayel

The 21-year old Andrei Rață can put many producers out there to shame! Why, you ask? This young trance sensation is often termed as the next Armin van Buuren! Listen to his tracks ‘How Do I Know’ and ‘Sacramentum’ and you’ll know why that’s true. And since this is his first time in India, you can only imagine how spectacular his set will be!

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5. Mark Knight

Well, here’s a true knight of electronic music. Not only has he co-produced tracks with Icona Pop and David Guetta, he is also the founder of the prestigious label Toolroom Records. His list of singles, EPs and remixes is endless. This year, he will be bringing his stage Toolroom Knights to Goa!



6. Pete Tong

Think BBC Radio 1 and Essential Mix, and the first thing that comes to mind is Pete Tong. Even if this English DJ’s life and achievements were to be summarized, it would take an entire book to do so! This legend will be bringing his All Gone Pete Tong stage to India.

Namaste all of you!



7. Quintino

Another Dutch talent in the electronic scene, Quintino was discovered by Laidback Luke when he was 18. His track ‘Epic’ has seen some phenomenal success and has remained at the top of the charts for months!



8. Goldfish

If artists that defy genres is your thing, Goldfish are the most exciting live act you will see this year! Hailing all the way from Cape Town, Dominic Peters and David Poole are two guys to watch out for in the months to come! They create dance music containing elements of jazz and African music, combining live instruments like double bass, saxophones, keyboards, flute, and vocals with samplers, effects and synths.They have already created a substantial amount of buzz this year, thanks to their track ‘One Million Views’.

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9. James Zabiela

Born in Southampton, England, James is known for his turntable skills, extensive use of loops and effects, and the use of various music-making softwares with a variety of controllers and sometimes even his iPad! Zabiela is a Breakbeats and House specialist, even though his sounds speak fierce Tech-House grooves!



10. Ummet Ozcan

The brain behind the hits ‘Reboot’, ‘The Code’ and ‘Here & Now’, Ummet has raised the bar for electronic music! Originally from Turkish descent but rooted in the Netherlands, he is best known for the production of grand tech-trance records.