Sunburn is proving to be a worthy platform for home-grown artistes. In its fourth year, the festival is giving budding music producers and visual jockeys a chance to be on the same stage, which will see world-class music acts perform.
The Sunburn Anthem Contest will see contestants remix Nadia Ali’s Love story, which has been chosen as the official festival anthem. The visual category will require them to submit visuals for a track by B.R.E.E.D.
“We’ve always had a very strong agenda to find and promote talent in India. Over the years, our contests have provided performance slots to the winners. I’m quite happy with the response to this one,” says Nikhil Chinapa, partner, Sunburn.
Contest winners will get to hear and see their anthem played before the headlining act. The five-city tour, announcing the winners, will move on to other cities after a gig in Mumbai. “American outfit, BT will be coming down to perform at the tour,” says an excited Chinapa. “BT is to electronic music what Rolls Royce is to cars!”
Jury members for the anthem remix contest include Nadia Ali, B.R.E.E.D, DJ Sultan and Chinapa, while the visual jury comprises visual artists Kumal Rawat and BLOT as well as Red Lion’s Elsie Nanji. “There is no specific criteria. A well-produced song that works on an overall concept is the biggest requirement,” says Chinapa.