Coming up on Sunburn‘s hopeful return to Goa, #BanSunburn has been trending in India. It seems there are many protesters out there who believe the electronic music festival is a sure gateway to drug use.
The fest, set to take place on December 27 – 29, has experienced a rough few years. Following the 2016 installment, the festival was relocated from Goa to Pune, a city nearly 300 miles away. And the issues only continued to accumulate in 2017 and 2018.
This isn’t the first time the #BanSunburn hashtag has been used either. Some of the tweets date back to 2017. If you feel so moved to speak your opinion either way on the issue, now would be the time.
With The Chainsmokers, Flume, Martin Garrix, and many more leading electronic acts on the lineup, this could be Sunburn’s year to bounce back. That is, if the #BanSunburn movement subsides.
Read some of the comments below.
#BanSunburn Trends On Twitter
@SunburnFestival 'BURN' the idea of #SunburnGoa2019
Dear @goacm sir,
To stop drug mafias,
cheapness in goa;
We request ur good self to pls #BanSunburnFestival
N set an example of the most concerned chief minister of #Bharat to make Goa #ParshuramBhoomi pic.twitter.com/471rVVmiP4
— Kritika Khatri (@kk_jpr) December 14, 2019
I see #bansunburn trending in my TL (god only knows why) .. cos of increasing drug use cases it seems … that is so ridiculous..
Sunburn or lack thereof is not an excuse exclusively to consume whatever ppl consume whenever they want to consume. Spoiling Indian culture it seems
— SGRCHD (@sgrchada) December 14, 2019
Woke up to see ban sunburn trending today and it's funny to see that the only people advocating #Bansunburn are non Goans and communal groups leave it upto us guys 👍 we need no dictators.
— Aditya_naik (@aditya_naik) December 14, 2019
However Sunburn will drag you to the addiction of drugs for sure. #bansunburn
— ∇!k∀$ (@nationalist__1) December 14, 2019
— VINIT SOPAN PATIL (@vspatil26) December 14, 2019
— Milind Risbud (@mwrisbud) February 11, 2019
— Kanchan Kute (@kanchan_kute) December 27, 2017
Source: The News Crunch