Martin Garrix and Afrojack close OLA Sunburn 2017 on a high
Pune brought in the New Year on a high note as the celebrations continued into the wee hours of the morning of January 1st, 2018, as the 11the edition of the festival came to a conclusion. Music lovers were spellbound, as Martin Garrix (Who earlier got the fans going with his techno beats as he took to the console with his trap / progressive avatar YATRM) took reins and the fans not only grooving to his beats but bringing back a sense of nostalgia with such tracks as Animals and All for love . What else would have moved the audience when the World No. DJ speaks out loud - "India is like the second home to me".
As the clock struck 00.00, the atmosphere was electric as all present were in a state of complete awe and the mesmerizing music was what the doctor ordered. Welcoming 2018 with ecstasy and sheer excitement. One of the only times the World No.1 DJ has spent his New Year playing for a music festival. It was an EDM bonanza for the music lovers as they were treated with back-to-back performances by World Number one DJ Martin Garrix and World No. 9 DJ Afrojack.
What better way to bid adieu to 2017 than living it up at the sprawling 100 acres of land covered by the abundant stunning views of the hills on all sides and an ambiance that is incomparable.
After three days of dazzling music which was accompanied with unforgettable experiences including an open-air campsite, vibrant flea markets, lip-smacking gastronomical delights among others the party seemed like it'll never end at Asia's largest Music festival.
The 11th edition of Sunburn was also streamed live on the official Facebook Page of Sunburn and the Tata Sky mobile App. Sunburn'ites were blessed with a stellar line of performers who showered eclectic music, be it progressive house, Psychedelic Trance, electro, techno, drum & bass, Sunburn's arsenal had all the music ammunition. The evening was kicked off by SHIVV on the Mainstage, the valley artist geared up the evening for other EDM kings to cut loose. Justin Mylo set the pace which his thumping beats and made crowd jump to his beats when he tuned in to "Jumping Jack". In parallel, gigs by Hard Candies, Cosmos, AIZY, Maribou state were stealing attention on the OLA stage.
The 350 foot plus Main Stage incorporate the iconic Natraj from the Dance Temple theme of 2014 and '15. Standing tall at over 100 feet, the iconic addition to the main stage was a mystical spectacle for music lovers. As the festival stepped into its last lap as the psytrance maestros Infected Mushrooms set in a sense of numbness in the crowd with their set. The Mecca of EDM - OLA Sunburn Music Festival 2017 culminated with one of the dance music heavyweights as Afrojack took the centre stage and Took over Control of his fans heartbeats and Turned up the Speakers; this truly made everyone feel as if there was No tomorrow. The stage was set for world number one DJ Martin Garrix as he headlined the Empire of the Stage at OLA Sunburn'17 - this was undoubtedly the best New Year gift Sunburn gave to their fans. Martin played his popular tracks like "Now That I've Found You", "The only way is Up", " Set Me Free" this was a treat for music lovers on year new eve!
Sunburn has set new benchmarks in the Live Music Space in Asia lived up to its expectations. The eleventh year of Sunburn was memorable, musical and magical. The artist village reverberated by all sorts of bass-lines buoyed by the incessant energy of a crowd that was nothing but love, excitement, and positivity. The animated flea markets, multiple adventure sports, and lip-smacking gastronomical delights added to the mega anniversary celebrations. Apart from the music, a number of basic amenities which aren't given that much of significance at a dance music festival otherwise were pretty eye-catching during this edition. For example, the security and smooth entry and exit into the venue. A very pivotal part of this season was the security arrangements to ensure a drug-free zone.
On entering a new decade, Ola Sunburn is looking at creating an array of experiences for the attendees that would not only give dance music enthusiasts memories that last a lifetime but also redefine the way entertainment and live music is consumed in the country. To ensure fans and dance music aficionados have a seamless experience, OLA Sunburn has customized their experience with a seamless parking and venue access facility. Cashless experience with the tech-equipped OLA Sunburn Smart Band for all internal purchases - F&B and merchandise at the festival without the hassles of credit cards or cash. Fans can expect a world-class experience with on-site luxury camping options, the heart of the festival with an array of food courts, experience zones, flea markets, chill zones among other things.