Rohan Khaunte, Hon. Minister for Tourism, Goa to inaugurate ‘GOA VILLAGE’ at Sunburn Festival 2022

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India, 23 December, 2022 – Rohan Khaunte, Hon. Minister for Tourism, Goa, will be inaugurating the ‘GOA VILLAGE’ at Sunburn Festival Goa 2022 in Vagator, Goa on December 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM.

Goa Village at Sunburn Festival 2022

The ‘GOA VILLAGE’ @ Sunburn is an exclusive Cultural Zone created at Sunburn Festival Goa 2022 with an aim to promote the vibrant Art, Culture, Cuisine and Lifestyle of Goa from locally established and upcoming Talents. Visitors can look forward to experiencing the many facets of Goan culture and get inspired to visit diverse locales across Goa to enjoy it’s rich flora, fauna, history, art, culture, music, cuisine and adventure. ‘GOA VILLAGE’ will also enable both established and upcoming artists from Goa to showcase and promote their talent at a globally acclaimed platform during Goa’s peak tourist season.

Giving a boost to the versatile range of Talent from Goa, the inaugural day of December 27 will see a Gala Goan Welcome by Serenaders Samuel Aron Afonso. Other artists gracing the stage include DJ TESH, DJ Raj, Rapper Adil Palyekar, Beat Boxing and Rapp with Daniel and Alim, Ritzela Diniz and DJ Saj Aktar. The Goa Village will also witness many other artists gracing the stage from 28-30 December 2022 spanning Psy Trance DJs Sunglider, Discobar, Kalinga Son, DJ Nitin, DJ Starling, India’s Got Talent fame Sanket Mandrekar, and Vinita Palekar and her troupe presenting traditional Lamp Dances, Fugdi, Kunbi, Ghode and Modni dance forms of Goa.

Some exciting attractions that visitors can look forward to experiencing at the ‘GOA VILLAGE’ include the ‘Doors of Goa’ installation, showcasing the many colourful, aesthetic architectural doors of Goa in a miniature form. Breathtaking Photo-ops include a pristine backdrop of the beach and fishing boat, synonymous to the topography of Goa; eminent Artists of Goa; Doors of Goa, and a stunning 3-D Goa Tourism ‘I Love Goa’ installation.

Tribute to the ‘Legends of Goa’ will be placed around the zone venerating the contribution of the many famous artists who were born in Goa. These include Padma Vibushan awardee Mario Miranda (1926–2011) celebrated for his signature cartoon art, and acclaimed model and pageant queen Candice Pinto.


Renowned Musicians, Singers and Bands from Goa featured at the ‘Legends of Goa’ section include Ajit Kadkade, devotional singer; Anjanibai Malpekar (1883–1974), Hindustani classical singer; António Fortunato de Figueiredo (1903–1981), conductor, violinist; Founder & Director of the Academia de Música and Founder-Director of the Orquestra Sinfónica de Goa (Goa Symphony Orchestra); Anthony Gonsalves (1927–2012), famed violinist who  taught R.D. Burman, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, and worked with many legendary composers of the 1950s and 1960s; Chic Chocolate, trumpeter and music composer; Chris Perry, the king of Goan music; Colin D’Cruz, jazz producer and bassplayer who runs Jazz Goa; Datta Naik, Hindi film music director; Dinanath Mangeshkar, dramatist and classical vocalist; Esther Eden, pop singer; Frank Fernand, violinist, trumpeter and music conductor; Hema Sardesai, playback singer; Ian D’Sa, guitarist of Canadian rock band Billy Talent; Jitendra Abhisheki, Indian musician; Kesarbai Kerkar (1892–1977); Khaprumama Parvatkar (1879–1953), ghumot and tabla player; Kishori Amonkar, classical vocalist; Leoncie, singer; Lorna Cordeiro, Konkani language singer; Lourdino Barreto, music conductor and composer; Mogubai Kurdikar, classical vocalist; Oliver Sean, singer-songwriter; Prabhakar Karekar, Hindustani classical singer; Prasad Sawkar, singer; Ramdas Kamat, Sangeet Natak musician; Remo Fernandes, musician and Bollywood playback singer; Sebastian D’Souza, music arranger and conductor; Sonia Sirsat, Fado singer; Suresh Haldonkar, classical vocalist; and Tulsidas Borkar, harmonium player and music composer.

‘Legends of Goa’ will also showcase many Goans who have represented India at the Olympics including Peter Paul Fernandes (Gold Medal for Men’s Field Hockey Team at Berlin Olympics 1936); Walter D’Souza, Lawrie Fernandes, Maxie Vaz, Leo Pinto and Reginald Rodrigues (Gold Medal in Men’s Field Hockey Team at London Olympics 1948); Mary D’Souza Sequeira (First Indian Woman athlete to Qualify for an Olympics at Helsinki Olympics 1952); Lavy Pinto (Men’s 100 mts Race at Helsinki Olympics 1952); Neville D’Souza (scored a Hat-trick in the Quarter Finals against Australia in Men’s Football and stood Fourth at Melbourne Olympics 1956); Fortunato Franco (Men’s Football team at Rome Olympics 1960); Anthony Francis Coutinho (400 mts relay semi-final at Tokyo Olympics 1964); Stephie D’Souza (Women’s 400 mts race at Tokyo Olympics 1964); Edward Sequeira (Men’s 5000 meters Race at Munich Olympics 1972); Dr. Vece Paes (Men’s Hockey Bronze Medal at Munich Olympics 1972); Mervyn Fernandes (Gold Medal for Men’s Hockey Team at Moscow Olympics 1980, and participant at Los Angeles Olympics 1984 and Seoul Olympics 1988); Margaret Toscano, Selma D’Silva, Lorraine Fernandes and Eliza Nelson (Women’s Field Hockey Team that stood Fourth at Moscow Olympics 1980); Joaquim Carvalho (Men’s Field Hockey at Los Angeles Olympics 1984); Darryl D’Souza (Men’s Field Hockey at Barcelona Olympics 1992); and Leander Paes (Bronze Medalist in Men’s Singles Tennis at ­Atlanta Olympics 1996, 5 Gold medals at the Asian Games (1994-2006) and 18 Grand Slam titles). Dilip Sardesai, former Indian international cricketer will also adorn the zone.

The GOA VILLAGE will feature a vibrant Flea Market displaying and selling distinctive Goan wares including apparels, accessories, handcrafts spanning colorful pottery, coconut handicrafts, beaded items, colorful shells and many other exotic items exclusive to Goa.

A Local Goan ingredient stall will enable guests to experience the many local Goan spices, food pastes, cashewnuts, pickles and other items which can be purchased at the venue and directly delivered to their homes pan India.

The GOA VILLAGE Food Zone will see many traditional and contemporary Goan cuisines served by some of the most popular local chefs and restaurants from Goa. The F&B Seating Area will serve as an ode to the Goan Fishermen Community featuring earthy wooden benches designed to exude the authentic ‘Susegad’ vibe encouraging visitors to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of Goa.

The Goa Bar will offer beverage connoisseurs a lively space to experience the taste of traditional and genuine Goan local drinks like Uran, Feni, Cabo and People’s Lager, while also learning about their history and how they are fermented and created. Mixologists will turn them these native drinks into tasty cocktails to enable visitors to enjoy the spirits in an all new avatar!

Said Rohan Khaunte, Hon. Minister for Tourism, Goa,

“For the first time in over 16 years, Sunburn will create a ‘Goa Village’ at the event in Vagator. The ‘Goan Village’ was the vision of the Government to showcase the diverse and rich Goan culture on a global platform. Goa has immense local talent who need the right exposure and the dedicated stage will create that opportunity alongside acclaimed global artists.”

Anil Malani, CEO and President Operations, Deltin, said

“Deltin is proud to be the co-presenter of the ‘Goa Village’ at Sunburn 2022. ‘Deltin’ has been promoting Goan artists and their talent for more than a decade and has been an integral part of Goa’s economic, cultural and social fabric. We are glad that Sunburn and Deltin share complete synergies of thought in coming out with a platform to showcase the soul of Goa in a popular event like ‘Sunburn’.”

Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn says,

“Sunburn has enjoyed a robust bond with Goa over the past 16 years, and the inception of the ‘Goa Village’ is our way of giving back to the beautiful destination and people of Goa for their enduring love and support to making Sunburn the iconic global brand it is today. Goa has birthed a wide spectrum of multi-talented artists and sports stars who have made India proud at various global platforms over the decades. We are excited to work closely with Goa Tourism in presenting the rich history, accolades, art, culture, cuisine and beauty that Goa offers in an entertaining, vibrant, experiential format. Not only will Goa Village present the rich narrative of Goa, but also offer local Goan artists an international platform to present their talent to the world. Fans can look forward to relishing the unique, local flavor of Goa while experiencing the best international music and entertainment that Sunburn Festival Goa 2022 has to offer.”

Entry is FREE to the GOA VILLAGE for all registered visitors on the Inaugural day of December 27, 2022 from 3.00 PM to 10.00 PM, and for all Sunburn Ticket holders through the 3 days of the Sunburn Festival Goa from 28th to the 30th of December, 2022. For FREE ENTRY to the ‘GOA VILLAGE’ visitors are required to register at

The ‘GOA VILLAGE’ @ Sunburn is expected to witness an attendance of 10,000 guests seeking that perfect blend of authentic Goan history, art, culture, cuisine and local entertainment.

The three day Sunburn Festival Goa 2022 sports the theme The Future Is Now’ and will feature the best of dance music, SFX and high-voltage entertainment. The festival will feature an F&B Village, a Flea Market and a range of fun activities including a Sunset Point, an Open Air Cinema, Bungee Jumping, Zip Line, Ferris Wheel, live games, engagements and best in-class Camping facilities. Other highlights include After-Parties, an Opening Party on 27th December, and a gala Closing Party on New Year’s Eve. Sunburn Festival Goa 2022 will strictly follow all government permissions, guidelines, and best global practices to ensure fan safety, and is subject to government permissions.

Sunburn ‘GOA VILLAGE’ is powered by Croma in association with Deltin.

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