Goa Cancels Sunburn Festival This Year In Bid To Contain COVID-19

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However now, the Goa government said it will not grant permission to organise the 15th edition of the Sunburn EDM festival. Reportedly, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. “The state government has refused the permission to host the Sunburn festival in Goa. I have already signed the file refusing the permission.” The 15th edition of the Sunburn Festival was scheduled for December this year at Vagator where the organisers had earlier announced that only fully vaccinated participants will be allowed.

A large number of festivals and celebrations are getting cancelled worldwide owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the biggest and most happening music and dance event in Asia, Sunburn will not be taking place this year.  Every year, the mega fest draws millennials from all across India and the world. Read on to know more.

Sunburn Goa Was About To Be Back Again With 20% Capacity

Sunburn took to Twitter to announce, “Life is calling… SUNBURN GOA 2021 28,29,30 December at Vagator, Goa ONLY for fully/double vaccinated persons!”  This year, Sunburn Goa will allow only fully vaccinated tourists. There will be thermal screening of visitors and downloading Aarogya Setu app is mandatory.

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Netizens Were Unhappy With Sunburn 2020

Sunburn is usually the most-awaited music and dance event among the youth of the country. But last year it was very different due to the deadly COVId-19 pandemic. Considering the safety, many people were not happy with the decision of the Sunburn organisers to conduct the fest last year. One user commented, “Define 20% capacity? Your yearly capacity claims 15k festival-goers. 20% is still a massive gathering. How many complimentary tickets will be distributed apart from 20% capacity? What are the covid precautions? Are you planning to pay artists?”


Sunburn 2020

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Taking the ‘life and death’ situation into account, its best to avoid the crowd and stay at home this year. As celebrations can definitely wait, but coronavirus won’t. Instead, take a virtual tour of Goa from the comfort of your home:

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