Sunburn and Supersonic in danger; government seeks to ban electronic music festivals on Goa beaches
Gone are the days when Sunburn and Supersonic were held on Goa’s scintillating beaches. The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has nodded in disapproval despite organizers’ request to hold their respective festivals in the surrounding area, due to the potential damage that such large-scale festivals would cause.
GCZMA cites last year’s disturbances to Goa’s coastal areas as “lessons” learned, such as the trampling of sand dunes and the heavy destruction to vegetation:
“Plastic waste was scattered all over,” GCZMA officials explained. “The four huge stages and platforms had its share of impacts. It was also noticed that long trailer trucks were moving all over the dune field thus creating further remobilization of dune sands.”
Instead, the authority proposed moving Sunburn and Supersonic to more desolate areas that would be less susceptible to damage; however, in the past organizers have been unwilling to budge. Stay tuned to Dancing Astronaut for further updates.
Via: New Indian Express
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