If you hadn’t had your finger on the pulse over the past few years you wouldn’t have recognized India being one of the major players in the festival market. Supersonic itself has boasted 3 years of successful soirees, with next year the festival expanding even further down the glorious Candolim beach. However not to get too ahead of ourselves, the 2015 show left a memory for all that attended.
Taking place between 27th and 30th December in the basking sunshine, the VH1 Supersonic boasted three high octane stages across planes of the beach. Over 100 DJs created the plethora of talent, with live acts also flourishing within the ranks. Over 50,000 revelers flocked over the course of four days with folk being drafted in from all corners of the globe. With the setting and the line up in place, it was well worth a mention on the hospitality shown to the reviews and press. Alongside the artists we were given a luxurious hotel (The Hard Rock) very welcoming staff and drivers and of course the pride and glory of any trip, a few bars. Of course those are just bonuses that create that extra little cherry upon your trip.
The “Iron Heart” stage was something that crossed between a Cirque De Soul setting and a scene from Mad Max, whilst the ‘Laboratoire Supersonique’, and the techno arena which was supported by giants such as Awakenings, were out of this world. Think explosions, think colorful branding, oh and please search for what I like to call “The Thunderdome”, in what was a converted igloo with some eye catching visuals inside.
Day 1 was open with highlights coming from DJ SA and Spectrum offered an array of solid techno cuts with Foreign Beggars bending a fine instalment upon a packed house. Onlookers also geared themselves in fine form with Tarqueeb performing a solid 9- minute set. Highlights from the Awakening stage came from Ida Engberg who set the tone for partner in crime Adam Beyer to round off the evening in true style. Heavy and stylist slabs really took the crowd into overdrive leaving them thirsty for more. Disclosure fronted the bill on the main stage with a fine jacking disco and bass hungry set. They threw in some solid classics like Todd Terrys ‘Keep on Jumpin’ which got a huge pop within its duration.
Day Two took advantage of all the heavyweight EDM stars like BLOT!, Zedd and Don Diablo, while the techno enthusiasts had Dutchman Joris Vorrn, as well as UK star and Saved Records boss, Nic Fanciuli to get their groove on. Afterparties also came thick and fast, one being an amazing shining at Waters, which over looks the Indian ocean. These were met with some of the stars of each day and some local residents who really set the party on fire!
Day three saw Norman Doray, Deorro, Culture Shock, Luigi Madonna and many more all line up to do their thing. This was also the day that many famous stars descended upon the festival, such as India Cricket Team members, popular actresses and MTV stars, who were all to be found dancing away. As for day four, highlights included Axwell, Grum and Netsky + MC Script all playing their respective stages. The beats were big and bold, the reactions were even better and it was a suitably awesome way to end what was a mammoth and magical event.
HERE’S TO NEXT YEAR!!!