Expected to give consent to Sunburn Klassique, which will be held on December 27 - 29, 2019
PANJIM: While Percept Live Pvt Ltd and a Goan event company’s joint venture ‘Sunburn Klassique, Goa’ is geared to host its second edition of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival on the mega-scale this year-end, the State government has nearly given its consent in what it claims will boost tourism.
While the government is all for Klassique, it is adamant to not allow Percept Live’s main event Sunburn Goa until payment of all its dues is made to the State exchequer.
The organisers have said they have applied for permission from the government for Sunburn Klassique to be held at Vagator from December 27-29, 2019.
The High Court, in February 2019, had directed the government to set a deadline for complete payment of the dues from Percept Live Pvt Ltd that has failed to pay dues to the govt.
The Sunburn organizers had earlier expressed its dissatisfaction over 25 per cent tax levied on ‘complimentary tickets’ imposed by the govt. It has also expressed disappointment over four-fold increase of fees charged by Goa Police for providing bandobast, without notice. For the police charges, the police conceded that organizers had not paid the amount for 3-4 years. Sunburn Goa shifted to Pune in 2016.