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News |  03 Oct 2016 11:50 |  By RnMTeam

Pune to host Supersonic in February 2017

MUMBAI: The year-long wait concerning the update on the biggest beach music festival - VH1 Supersonic - finally comes to an end. Live Viacom18, the parent company for VH1 Supersonic, announced that the festival will be moved to the youth capital - Pune. That, however, effectively means that the Candolim beach would not be the home to one of the biggest electronic music festivals of the country.

Considered as the Oxford of the East for its almost omnipresent educational universities and the youth, Pune acts an ideal replacement in terms of expected turnout and accessibility. The multicultural and cosmopolitan environment of the city facilitates understanding and appreciation of other cultures. The city also boasts of a rich infrastructure that supports commute from metros across India, thereby making travel convenient for outstation attendees.

Laxmi Lawns, that hosted Bacardi NH7 Weekender all these years, would host its first dance music festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on February 10, 11 and 12. Vh1 Supersonic has earlier hosted Vh1 Supersonic Arcades in Pune, with headliners by Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin and Pretty Lights, to name a few, and has consistently received an overwhelming response.

Commenting on the shift in venue, Saugato Bhowmik, Head, LIVE Viacom18, said, “Carrying a legacy of offering the best in dance music, we are excited to host the upcoming edition of Vh1 Supersonic in Pune. Deeply-rooted in culture and traditions, the city is known for its openness towards modern influences and thought. Pune is a seamless blend of local culture and global influences, thereby making it an apt destination for the upcoming edition of Vh1 Supersonic. We also see this as an ongoing journey to provide transformative experiences to today's youth by creating the Supersonic world at the kind of world-class destinations that Pune is providing to us. We are looking forward to a very successful Vh1 Supersonic, celebrating Pune as our new home."Party-goers can enjoy a gamut of experiential activities beyond the mammoth artist line-up across the three days of Vh1 Supersonic. They can lose themselves in numerous hangout zones, filled with fun and adventurous activities, weave through engaging art installations, shop till they drop at flee markets and a lot more!

The music festival that has brought to India some of the greats from the international world of EDM such as Skrillex, Axwell, Zedd, W&W, Steve Aoki Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin and many more, is excited to move closer to its followers. Moving beyond just three days annual festival, Vh1 Supersonic is also popular for its year-long experience sets through multiple brand extensions; i.e.Vh1 Supersonic Club Nights, Vh1 Supersonic Arcades. This enables fans to engage with their favorite artists in their city thoughout the year. After three successful editions of one of India’s biggest Dance Music festivals, LIVE Viacom18 is back with Vh1 Supersonic, this time, with a new address.