The Indian Government says hell-no to hosting electronic dance music festivals on Goa beaches anymore. 

The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) puts their proverbial foot down and says no to the large scale EDM festivals that cause just as big an aftermath.

The authority, in a meeting held on May 26, suggested three sites in South Goa – Betul plateau, Cananguinim hill top and Cabo de Rama cliff/hill top – for the events to take place.


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“Plastic waste was scattered all over,” GCZMA officials explained. “The four huge stages and platforms had its share of impacts. It was also noticed that long trailer trucks were moving all over the dune field thus creating further remobilization of dune sands.” 

While the argument is valid, banning of anything hasn’t seemed to be the best way to handle conflicts in our country these days, even if it is the method that’s the quickest to be adopted. So far, the future of these two music festivals in their usual venues is precariously undecided. We’ll keep you posted on any and all updates that come our way.

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