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Goa govt yet to permit Sunburn festival: Tourism minister

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Panaji: Even as the organizers of Electronic Dance Music festival Sunburn has announced their Goa event, State Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonakr said that the government is yet to issue permission for the festival.

Percept Live, creators of Sunburn, Asia’s biggest EDM festival, has officiall announced the 15th Edition on December 28, 29 and 30 at Vagator beach in North Goa.

The organizers had said that the upcoming festival will feature over 60 international and local artists across three stages. The festival will follow all health and safety best practices and all applicable covid-19 government guidelines, the organizers had said.

On Monday, Ajgaonkar said that he has forwarded the file moved by Sunburn organizers seeking permission to chief minister Pramod Sawant. He said that if COVID-19 situation in the state remains under control, then the government will permit the festival.

“The show must go on,” he said adding that Sunburn will bring in rich tourists to the state.

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