ANNIVERSARIES:

! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

Line-Up Of Sunburn Festival 2019 Revealed

Since 2007, Asia’s biggest dance music festival Sunburn has brought A-list DJs to stages across India for everything from arena concerts to multi-day festivals. The brand launched in Goa and has since expanded exponentially. After successfully hosting the preceding three editions in Pune, Asia's largest music festival, OPPO Sunburn Goa in association with Percept Live and Klassique Events Goa will be returning home to its birthplace this December after a hiatus of 3 years. The festival giant will be making its’ grand annual homecoming for the 13thedition at Vagator for a three-day showcase from 27th to 29th of December 2019.

Following the announcement of former world no #1 DJ Martin Garrix and the world’s biggest dance-pop acts The Chainsmokers as the first two mega headliners, the festival promoters have taken to social media today to reveal the Phase 1 line up of their annual showcase today and it looks stellar!

Phenomenal acts like Australian record producer, music programmer and Grammy award winner DJ FLUME, multi-platinum producer and songwriter Jonas Blue, defining figure of house music Fedde Le Grand, Dutch dance music star Julian Jordan and young Belgian prodigy Lost Frequencies, will be joining the Main Stage as support acts, promising an electrifying experience. Aside of these names, festival goers have a bevy of artists to handpick from to be entertained throughout the day including Candice Redding, Kryoman, Shaan, Sartek, Ritviz, Progressive Brothers, Siana Catherine, Teri Miko, Jetfire, Aazar, Brooks, Ellie Prohan and Loopers

To commemorate the festival’s decade plus inning, a brand-new underground music venture called ‘SOLARIS’ featuring a range of exquisite underground international and home-grown house and techno acts will feature on two dedicated stages. Techno innovators, Cuban-American DJ/producer, MaceoPlex and 5 times DJ Award winner Chilean-Swiss DJ Luciano who will be making their India debut at the festival will be headlining the stage. Joining them as support acts would be Oliver Huntmann, Jeremy Olander, Coyu, Hosh, Andre Winter, Anish Sood, Ana Lilia, Marino Canal, Shaun Reeves, Sequ3l, Priyanjana, Idriss D and Khen.

On the Psychedelic Stage one can watch out for names like Belik Boom, Captain Hook, Designer Hippies, Laughing Buddha, Shanti People, Space Cat and Xerox &Ilumination!

Sunburn Goa this year will feature several special label show-cases and stages including Martin Garrix’s STMPD imprint, Luciano & Friends, Senso sounds, Sin City, Slick, Suara&Vivrant.

Sunburn After Dark will leave festival goers spoilt for choice with manifold options to choose from. Catch Bombay Adda. Hammerzz, Larive, Owl and Re:Fresh play a surprise set at multiple After Dark Parties in and around Goa.

In addition to this, one of the most premium hotel chains, W Goa will be showcasing a luxe Eclipse by W Goa Lounge at the festival to deliver an extravagant world class VVIP experience for festival goers

Karan Singh, COO, Percept Live states, “Sunburn follows the mantra of “for the fans”, by the fans, of the fans. We’ve evolved from being a music festival to an aspirational global brand with millions of loyalists.  We also have the world’s best DJs lined up for the festival and aim to close the year on a high. In addition to introducing an all new underground variant –‘SOLARIS’, we will also be raising the bar by integrating the latest global technology and SFX to amplify the overall festival experience. We are sure that fans who attend Sunburn 13 will be talking about it for a long time to come.”

Sunburn was instrumental in transforming the coastal state of Goa into a hub for music aficionados and has been instrumental in putting India on the global map as a preferred destination for world class music events since 2007. The sun, sea and sand are back and fans have much reason to rejoice as Sunburn returns back to Vagator Goa this year. Sunburn Festival 2019 promises to be bigger, better, bolder and live up to the fans expectations – be it the astronomical number of people expected to attend the festival, the massive production or the mind-blowing eco-friendly ambience. Sunburn finds pride in its unremitting approach to provide unique lineups will spare no effort in ensuring a befitting programming that will allow music enthusiasts to get an amazing lineup of artists and a healthy variety of pulsating music to suit all tastes. 

India’s biggest campsite, Sunburn Campout that will give every camper a true festival vibe complete with after parties, adventure activities, camp fire, workshops among a host of other activities. Festival goers can choose from a wide range of camping options. Prices start INR 40,000/- upwards.

Tickets live on www.bookmyshow.com. Prices start at 7500/-

OPPO Sunburn Goa is presented by Kingfisher and Magic Moments, and co-powered by Skybags, Fast Track, Toyota, ZEE 5 in association with boAt, SpiceJet, Cred Experience and Jameson.

OPPO, the leading global smartphone brand, is the Title Sponsor for the 13th edition of Sunburn. OPPO is identified by millennial as a brand with creative, vibrant and youthful DNA. The association with Sunburn festival, Goa demonstrates the brand’s commitment to connect with the youth.

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.