Logg Goa a social forum based in South Goa has warned of rampant drug abuse in Goa during the next one week – expects government machinery to be extra vigilant
TNN | Dec 27, 2013, 02.13 AM IST
“The turnout today far exceeded our expectations-especially since the entire festival was built up in just 21 days!” said a delighted Nikhil Chinappa, music curator for the festival which features over 120 artists. “We still have four days to go, and expect a full house with over 10,000 people on December 30,” he added.
So what is it that sets Supersonic apart from other music festivals? “The feeling of sand between your toes is unrivalled,” Chinappa quipped. “Most EDM festivals try to cram too many DJs into their line-up, and each performance ends up sounding like just a trailer of their music. We will give our DJ’s longer sets to create a mood, and actually tell their stories through music,” he said. Despite competition from other EDM festivals under way in the state, Chinappa swears by Goa as the best possible destination to launch a new live music brand. “The biggest advantage about Goa is a practical one-our guests do not have to drive long distances to and from the festival venue; especially those who have had a few drinks at the festival. Most of them can just walk back to their hotel rooms and others have a large number of taxis at their disposal,” he adds.
The organizers of the event, Viacom 18, are going all out to boost international tourism in Goa. This year, guests from Malaysia will be admitted into the festival for free. “Every year, we will choose two countries, and all guests arriving from there will gain free entry. We will also conduct promotions for the festival there, which will automatically attract more tourists to Goa,” said Jaideep Singh, VP, Viacom 18, while briefing reporters at Candolim. The media company is also in talks with the Goa government to conduct three other large-scale events in a bid to increase tourist footfalls during the off season.
SOURCE: THE TIMES OF INDIA