Panaji : On Monday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant declared that the “Sunburn Music Festival” will not happen if the public opposes its scheduled date of December 31.
He said that Delilah Lobo, the BJP MLA for the Siolim constituency, had pleaded with him not to permit the “Sunburn Festival” on December 31.
Sawant told reporters in this location, “If people don’t want it, then how can it happen.”
Lobo had pleaded with Pramod Sawant not to approve the “Sunburn Music Festival” on December 31, claiming that it would negatively impact local restaurant sales and discourage people from going to midnight mass due to traffic congestion.
Delilah Lobo, in whose constituency the ‘Sunburn Music Festival’ takes place, said that the organisers have mentioned on their official website that this year they are holding it for four days instead of three.
The music festival is scheduled to take place from December 28 to 31 in the coastal area of North Goa.
“Every year it was taking place for three days from December 30 but this year the organisers have said that it will take place also on December 31. I have already requested the Chief Minister not to allow it on the last day of the year as our local business gets affected. The New Year’s Eve is the business day for us,” she said.