HC clears the way for Sunburn Music Festival

Organisers and the state government agrees to restrict minors from drinking and will also beef up security at the venue


The Bombay High Court has granted permission to the Sunburn Festival asking the organisers to follow certain rules. The HC did so by dismissing the petition filed by Ratan Luth who had asked the state government to enlist the steps it has taken to restrict minors from drinking alcohol and smoking at the festival, as well as the security measures for those who will be attending it.

However, when the state government and the organisers promised to restrict minors from drinking, the HC made way for the festival. HC has ordered the organisers to strictly follow all security measures and if they fail to do so, they will be prosecuted for contempt of court. They have been asked to keep a tab on sound levels as well.

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Organisers will be setting up 150 CCTV cameras and 300 security guards will be placed at the festival. Along with this, there will be policemen as well who will keep a hawk eye on the audience.

Every year around December-end, Sunburn music festival takes place in Goa. However, this year it is taking place in Pune from December 28 to January 1 and roughly 3 lakh people are expected to turn up for the event. 

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