Satellite Beachside fest returns to Goa in December

Panaji, Dec 21 (IANS) Satellite Beachside festival, which started off as an idea to bring together peers and supporters from the dance music community, will return to Goa with its second edition later this month.

To be held from December 28, the four-day fest has been conceptualised by Pearl and Nikhil Chinapa.

“Pearl has for the longest time wanted to set up an alternative music festival, and has been talking about it for the last four years,” Nikhil said in a statement.

“Very early on, she saw where the large festivals were headed to and she thought that we needed to support alternative music that could be more popular, since the clubs were turning into mini-festivals themselves, with confetti canons and lasers, which we earlier saw only at big festivals.

“She wanted to work closely with her counterparts in the music scene and we both came up with the hare-brained idea of doing a festival in Goa in the monsoon when supposedly very few people come to Goa. After that first edition in August when more than 600 people came for the music, we knew we would be doing Satellite again,” he added.

It has an impressive line-up of Indian talent and top names from Anjunadeep, a premier deep-house music label. Indian producers and DJs like Arjun Vagale, BLOT, Ash Roy, Praveen Achary, Pearl and Nikhil will be playing at the fest.