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

The Chainsmokers & Martin Garrix to Headline Sunburn 2019

Surrounding the world with inspiration in everything across the electronic gamut from producing legendary dance music anthems, to headlining more of the world’s most renowned festivals than anyone can count, to exceptional collaboration pieces with top R&B, pop, and fellow electronic artists, to owning a record label, to winning #1 DJ in the world by the DJ Mag Top 100 for three consecutive years, music icon Martin Garrix showcases one of the most sensational whirlwind journeys imaginable. In an industry where artists are constantly finding balance between producing music and touring, Garrix stands strong atop the pyramid of successfully wowing the globe at both. “Animals,” “Proxy,” “Helicopter,” “Wizard,” “Turn Up The Speakers,” “Virus,” “Gold Skies,” “Don’t Look Down,” “The Only Way Is Up,” “Together,” “In The Name Of Love,” “Lions In The Wild,” “High On Life,” “No Sleep,” and “Mistakes” are some of his festival wonders.
 

Martin Garrix and The Chainsmokers have been announced as the first two headliners for Sunburn Goa 2019, a three-day annual showcase from 27th to 29th December 2019. This event will be in association with Klassique Events Goa.

The Chainsmokers, an American DJ and production duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are one of the world’s biggest dance-pop acts. The group has over 41 million monthly listeners on Spotify and numerous top-charting songs. The group first found success in 2014 with their viral hit, “#Selfie.” The Chainsmokers recently overtook Calvin Harris on Forbes’ 2019 Highest Paid DJs list. Some of their popular hits include “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Closer,” “Paris,” “Roses,” and “Something Just Like This”.

After successfully concluding the 12th edition of its' annual showcase, Asia's largest music festival, Sunburn will be returning home to its birthplace, Goa. Sunburn will be making its grand homecoming this December at Vagator, Goa after hosting its previous 3 editions at Pune.

Sunburn was instrumental in transforming the coastal al state 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. After hosting its annual showcase at Vagator in 2015, Sunburn had moved out of the state and relocated to Pune for the past 3 years.

Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn states, “We are leaving no stones unturned in ensuring we deliver a grander and a bolder 13th Sunburn Festival edition. Martin Garrix’s music warehouse is the indispensable fuel behind each and every one of his high-powered live performances he throws down and that makes him one of the much in demand artist on our line-up every single year. The Chainsmokers are one of the hottest shows to see and are taking the world by storm and we have always received a stellar response for their showcases. We are sure all the fans who attend Sunburn 13 will create memories that will last them a lifetime supported by an enhanced and safe festival experience” 

Sunburn which enjoys the status of being of the biggest dance music brands in the Asia concluded the 12th edition of its annual and last showcase in Pune in 2018. The festival saw one of the best artist line ups, sound design and engineering, and jaw dropping SFX, the Sunburn Pune festival was the biggest and grandest edition of Sunburn held ever. The main stage also featured 3D fireworks, a first for any music festival in the country. The festival was streamed live exclusively on the Zee 5 app to reach millions of fans across the country. The festival featured 4 stages including the main stage, Cubezoid 4.0 which spanned 300 x 100 feet (as tall as a 10 storey building and as wide as the Statue of Liberty horizontally) and had over 7000 sq. ft. of LED and was attended by over 2,00,000 fans. Sunburn 2019 promises to deliver the most intrinsic and enhanced fan experience. 

Over the last 12 years Sunburn has played host to most of the top international EDM talent including Sam Feldt, KYGO, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Kshmr, David Guetta, Dyro, Afrojack, Above& Beyond, Axwell, Infected Mushroom, Marshmello, Hardwell, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, Don Diablo, Paul Okenfold, DJ Snake, Alan Walker, Swedish House Mafia, Krewella, Axwell^Ingrosso, among others. 

About Percept Live:
Percept Live is a subsidiary of Percept Limited, an entertainment, media and communications company founded in 1984.  Percept, today is at an enviable leadership position with a team of over 300 people and 36 offices across India and the Middle East. It owns and manages all the intellectual properties created in the live entertainment, sports, fashion, digital and media space. Percept has been in the 'ideas' business for the past 35 years and has been instrumental in creating many legendary 'intellectual properties' in the past for its clients. The creation of a dedicated 'intellectual properties' business was but a further extension to Percept's existing knowledge and expertise in the entertainment, media and communications domain with a vision to convert path breaking innovative ideas into assets in order to create long term value for all its stakeholders.

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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.