One of India’s popular music festivals, Sunburn Goa, was scheduled to be held between December 27-29, 2020. Percept LIVE, the organising company of the event, had announced the same, a few days back, and this had raised enthusiasm among fans, as the last few months of COVID19 pandemic have been difficult for all of us, and the festival would have helped everyone kickstart their new year with joy.
However, as per recent updates, the authorities have decided to cancel Sunburn Goa 2020, and new dates will be announced soon, once they are confirmed.
Sharing the official announcement, spokesperson from Percept LIVE said, “In consultation with the authorities, we have decided to re-schedule Sunburn Goa 2020, originally planned for the dates 27, 28 & 29 December in Vagator, Goa.
We are overwhelmed by the response we received from our fans across India and globally. At the same time, we noted the concerns highlighted by a few relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have been constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation both in Goa and across India. The plans for hosting a small, safe & socially distanced Sunburn event was made in view of the gradually improving situation and in anticipation of this to continue.
Our absolute priority is and always has been the safety & well-being of every single attendee of the festival. We would also like to clarify that the plans being drawn up for Sunburn Goa have been in line with the guidelines for outdoor shows specified in the Unlock 5.0 program.
Another pertinent point to note is that our industry has been practically shut down for 9 months now, as a result of which the livelihood of tens of thousands of people is at stake. This is also a small attempt to re-start our industry in a safe & secure manner, just as most other industries have already done so.
Nevertheless, in consultation with the authorities, we have now decided against organizing Sunburn Goa on our regular dates in December this year. In the next few weeks, we will hopefully continue to see an improvement in the COVID-19 numbers & overall situation which will enable us to ascertain new dates for the festival. We hope to be able to announce this very soon.
We are thankful for all the support received from the authorities during these trying times. All those who purchased tickets for the festival are eligible for a full refund and may contact our ticketing partners Bookmyshow for the same. Alternatively, you may choose to hold your tickets for the re-scheduled event, in which case you will receive a 50% “value-back” from Sunburn in the form of F&B coupons & merchandise as a thank you. We regret the inconvenience caused.”