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Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic Face Uncertainty with Goan Gov't

Goa's government is reconsidering whether it should allow large events take place during the height of tourist season.

December and January are particularly high times for tourism in Goa, a state in western India which plays host to picturesque beaches.

With the holidays, foreigners flock from far and wide to ring in the New Year at the popular vacation destination.

Equally, India's premier electronic music festivals Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic also attract a sizable crowd to Goa during tourist season.

(VH1 Supersonic)


Because of this, the Goan government is concerned about Goa's tourism infrastructure being oversaturated by huge EDM crowds. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar spoke out the state's concerns:

"We are seriously thinking not to allow mega events like EDM festivals between December 15 and January 15 every year as the state witnesses rush of tourists during that time who arrive here to usher in the New Year,"

Parulekar went on to note that the state did not want to discourage the EDM events from occurring in Goa, but that they simply should choose to hold the event before of after peak tourist season.

The concerns were cause when local opposition complained about the increased traffic congestions and stress on public infrastructure with large crowds during an already busy time for celebration.

H/T: India Today

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Devin Culham Staff Writer

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