At the end of each year, an amazing music festival called SUNBURN takes place on the beach at Goa in India and I’m honoured that PUMPA will be appearing for the first time at the 2015 event. But before that, this year a series of mini ‘City Festivals’ took place under the umbrella title ‘ROAD TO GOA’… so I slipped over to the sub-continent last week to check out the lay of the land.
And after meeting a few of the friendly locals like Sobhita Dhulipala (pictured above), I think I’m gonna like spending time in Goa later this year!
On the road again… to Goa
I was thrilled to hit the ‘Road to Goa’ series of festivals leading up to SUNBURN in December, visiting Hyderabad after the ‘Road To’ series had already landed in Bangalore and Mumbai and would later hit Delhi. This was the first time Hyderabad had been part of the circuit and did they lap it up… big time!
I mixed happily at this big Dance & Electro Music haven with many of the headline acts… from French DJ/producer DJ Snake, to R3hab, Russian progressive house duo Matisse & Sadko and Dutch DJ and producer Chuckie. There was plenty of local talent too, including Shaan, Sartek, Joshi, DJ SA and MojoJojo… and that was just the DJs!
As a first, the Hyderabad Festival attracted leading Bollywood actors and members of India’s young elite, including models Sobhita Dhulipala, Pia Trivedi and Esha Gupta… all of whom were happy to spend some time with yours truly as the music PUMPA’d away. These are models who have scorched ramps at fashion events across the country and around the world. Their hour glass figures and lustrous locks complemented by their perfect colour tone made me wonder
why I haven’t spent more time on the sub-continent in the past. That’s definitely about to change, thanks to a personal invitation from the delectable Esha Gupta (photo below).
We’ve already arranged to meet up again when I come back for the culmination of the SUNBURN series in late December… (be still my beating heart!).