Goa Sunsplash might just have seen two editions in Goa so far but it’s grown like no one’s business. And why not? It’s a heady celebration of all things reggae including the culture and lifestyle associated with it. Scheduled for Jan 12 and 13, at Riva Beach Resort, this music fest will see some of the shiniest names on the reggae circuit (know Dub FX the beatboxer and Earl Gateshead, the London-based reggae biggie?). In fact, their line-up has a spectacular mix of homegrown (nice to see DJ Sa) as well as international talent (OMG, Anthony B). ZJ Liquid, Reggae Roast, Craig Black Eagle, Bombay Bassment, House Of Riddim, Cian Finn and lots of more reggae, dub and world music artists are going to bring back the groovy vibe.
With over 50 musicians performing (some of them have come down all the way from Israel, Austria, France, UK, Singapore, Sweden, Vietnam and more), Goa Sunsplash promises one hellva party. But don’t worry, it’s not all wild and wicked out here. They’re hoping for two days of chilled-out music, moderate amount of alcohol and just good vibes. To make sure everyone feels included, they’ve got a Jamaican dance workshop, an African dance workshop, drum circles, capoeira, sound healing sessions and even a thoughtfully curated Jamaican menu for them lazy afternoons.