Vh1 Supersonic tickets go live! Blah lineup, hurrah pricing
“Lineups don't define a festival, but the experiences do. Since friends is what makes an amazing experience better, Vh1 Supersonic is bringing together a bunch of friends from across the globe”. Sounds more like an excuse for an unimpressive lineup to us, but that’s just us. Live Viacom 18 and Nikhil Chinapa announced Vh1 Supersonic’s lineup today and quoted they are bringing back “friends of India who are passionate music lovers” for its first edition this year in Goa.
Featuring at Vh1 Supersonic in its debut this year will be Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, BT and Albin Myers among other international and Indian artists. Albeit a comparatively sombre lineup next to Axwell and Afrojack for Sunburn Goa 2013, with no major sponsors and in its first edition one may consider it as humble beginnings for Vh1 Supersonic.
Speaking on the line up of Vh1 Supersonic 2013, Ferzad Palia Head, English Entertainment, Viacom18 said “Vh1 has a strong legacy of music and has been a one stop shop for music enthusiasts. The line-up that we have revealed is just a glimpse of what is to come. We are sure that the entire line up will make Vh1 Supersonic one of the most prolific EDM festivals in the country”.
Commenting on the lineup, Jaideep Singh, Sr. Vice President and Business Head – INS, Viacom18 said, “All music fans have been waiting with bated breath for the Vh1 Supersonic line-up to be announced. The festival goers are in for a visual and acoustic treat with the headline line-up’s having some world-class names that will breathe life into India’s music scene. We are sure that the line up coupled with the tremendous scale and grandiose of the event will leave everyone asking for more”.
DJ Ferry Corsten will flag off the event as the first DJ of Vh1 Supersonic with a “Spotlight Set” of 3 hours.
Adding on Nikhil Chinapa, Festival Curator, Supersonic said “We are curating an experience, not just a lineup. The lineup will enhance the supersonic experience that I want to deliver. The artists are a selection of some of the most loved DJs in India, who're flying in from across the world to be a part of something brand new. Most of the artists have a very strong connection with India and they love the fans and the scene here as much as we love them.”
Nikhil Chinapa who was the man behind India’s foremost EDM festival, Sunburn, has parted ways with its organizers, Percept, on rather spiteful terms. Chinapa had been associated with Sunburn since its inception seven years ago but conflicting interests led Chinapa to walk away from the partnership with a vengeful promise to return with a bigger more power packed music event in the form of Vh1 Supersonic. An undisclosed source commented, “Everyone knows that Nikhil was the sparkplug to Sunburn. He presented the idea to Percept and was the man behind bringing in International talent. But unfortunately it was a verbal partnership based on mutual trust and there was no documentation to clearly define ownership. The scope of success achieved had never been anticipated by Percept back then, inevitably greed kicked in and Nikhil was kicked out. I empathize with him, it must be really difficult to see someone else enjoy the fruits of your labor”.
Sunburn has been displaced from Candolim Beach, its venue for the last six years, now commissioned by the state for hosting Vh1 Supersonic over five days- 26th December - 30th December. Ticket sales have gone live today on www.gosupersonic.in at Rs 5,500 for standard general admission and Rs 9,500 for VIP, almost half of what’s on offer from Sunburn- Rs 9,250 for general admission and Rs 15,500 for VIP. Although tickets have gone live for Sunburn Goa (27th December to 29th December), the venue is still not confirmed. Vh1 Supersonic has another leg up on Sunburn with the introduction of a single day pass priced at Rs 2,000 and a limited edition of the ‘Buddies Blast’ package at Rs 17,500- a group ticket for 4 friends over 5 days provided all enter at the same time.
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