It may have started a little slow in the far-tucked sector 96 in Noida but the first Delhi-NCR edition of the Sunburn Festival on Sunday left fans beaming by the end.
Touted as Asia’s biggest electronica music festival, it saw around 25,000 fans swarm to catch world-famous DJ Afrojack, among others, in performance.
“We thought Noida won’t be half as good as Goa but it rocked,” said Amu Sen, 21, a visitor. While some fans said the grounds were too dusty with the construction work around and the two stages left others a little confused, the overall mood was a happy one. “There were two stages, and the one where (DJ) Nikhil Chinappa was performing saw a smaller crowd, but overall, it was well-organised. There were no rowdies around as some of us had feared. We only wish it didn’t get over by 10,” said Sofia M, another fan.
Most artists left the event impressed. “Sunburn Festival in Dehli (sic) was awesome! Can safely say, India has some of the best crowds we’ve ever played to!” tweeted international act Prok & Fitch. “Top that off with the best curry we’ve ever eaten, and it’s been a pretty damn good day,” they added.