Anish Sood, DJ Shaan, DJ KSHMR conclude Sunburn gala

Pune, Jan 1 (IANS) With the electrifying performances of One & One, Anish Sood, DJ Shaan, Dutch duo Bassjackers and DJ KSHMR, the tenth edition of Sunburn, the popular electronic dance music festival, ended here on a high note.

California-based DJ KSHMR, who felt privileged to perform at the gala, said: “It was such an emotional night to close to a thousand of fans at Sunburn 10. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and a great year ahead.”

All the stages on Saturday night were star-studded — whether it was techno, trance, house music or the main stage. Music lovers in the city were high on energy and in a party mood that was amplified by all the artistes who performed.

While VAEYA, Jay Ramani, Sonic Species and Vertical Mode on the Psy Trance stage kept the crowd engrossed in their progressive and psychedelic music, One & One, Raiden, Genova and Goa’s Anish Sood got the party started at the Main Stage, playing the high energy sets that they are famous for.

The Rayban Stage started with a magical performance of Olly Esse, followed by Ankur Sood, Akade, Paratra, and Vinayaka who played a collection of refreshing deep house and techno; and it concluded with the performance of Arjun Vagale.

There was also a performance by Marnik, followed by DJ Shaan and the Dutch duo Bassjackers, who sent the crowd into an overdrive by performing “Fireflies”, “Memories” and “Wave Your Hands”. And then, started the much awaited performance of KSHMR.

The Kashmiri-American, who has built a thriving brand around his electrifying big room productions, played an ideal New Year’s Eve closing set. He played “Secrets”, “Voices”, “Creep “and most of the recent tracks from his label and fused some Bollywood numbers that created madness for a while among the crowd.

On the overwhelming response on the last day of the four-day extravaganza, Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn, said in a statement: “The event witnessed a colossal turnout with some of the biggest headliners, top class security measures and world class production and design inspite of facing some preliminary problems as we are at a new venue.”

The Sunburn fest was earlier held in Goa annually.

This year, the event was streamed live in five cities.

Singh also thanked the Maharashtra government and associated partners for their support to make the festival happen.