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This December, Vagator Beach turns into a party zone with Music Fest Time Out 72

You’ve already started making vacation plans for December, haven’t you? Before you look shifty, we’ll admit, so have we. While a lot of Goa loyalists are heading there yet again, but have been regretting the lack of a music event in the coastal State during the holiday season, here’s a new one that’s just popped up. Titled Music Fest Time Out 72, this event will feature over 70 international and Indian artistes.

 

As of now, the big names roped in are American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, who will perform on Day One and Dutch DJ Martin Garrix who will perform on Day Three. Derulo is known for ‘Want to Want Me’, and more recently ‘Swalla’ featuring Nicki Minaj, while Garrix, the baby-faced turntablist, is the man behind the tracks ‘Animals’, ‘Don’t Look Down’, and ‘In the Name of Love’. “The event is going to be 72 hours of pure-bred entertainment and rejuvenation,” says Vaishal Shah, who co-founded the event with Aayush Mehta.

 

Music central

“Goa is synonymous with music and dance and has a great recreational vibe. Since there is no festival happening in Goa, it was a logical decision to consider this destination. Goa has always been the preferred destination for most music festivals,” says Mehta.

 

The fest (conceptualised by Waterlemon Events LLP and Sudarshan Entertainment World) will take place from December 27 to 29 in Vagator and will have five stages on the whole. The last two dates clash with Sunburn, taking place in Pune. Are the organisers worried about the turnout?

“We don’t consider Sunburn as competition as the music genres and offerings are very different. There is enough capacity for every brand to do business in an ethical manner. Today, India has a growing demand for festivals and we have no reason to fret,” says Shah.

 

 

The duo doesn’t consider its event as just a music festival. Its idea is to create a lifestyle brand that has a range of offerings such as flea markets, art camp, adventure sports, after parties, solar installations and graffiti walls. It also want to promote the spirit of community, connection and conversation in the festival arena.

This fest doesn’t just focus on EDM. Shah and Mehta are trying to get artistes who have never come to India but have a huge fan following here.

 

“A lot of focus is going to be given to home-grown artistes, since we believe festivals need to give due credit to indigenous talent,” says Shah. Meanwhile, it’s time to rejoice, as music is back on the shores of the sunshine state.

 

 

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