The GoaWire Goa Music Festival (Facebook.com/Goa.Music.Festival) whichkicks off on Easter Sunday – 8thApril with the first grand inaugural eventat Elephant Art Café, Anjuna Beach is set to rock and shake Goa and Goans outof the hot summer sun-induced lethargy.
With over 120 performances or performing groups scheduledover the two months of April and May over 52 days at about 40 different locations, the GoaWire GoaMusic Festival will cover and traverse the length and breadth of Goa fromCanacona in South Goa, to Morjim, Ashwem and Arambol in North Goa. The mainstops would include the tourist haunts of Anjuna, Vagator, Baga, Calangute,Candolim, Miramar and Panaji in the North and Majorda, Benaulim, Colva,Cavelossim and Palolem in South Goa. It is touted as the biggest Music Festivalever held in Goa till date and about one lakh Goans and visitors are expectedto enjoy the extravaganza at about 40 different outdoor and indoor locations.
The brain-child of Goan DJ Jenny D, the GoaWire Goa Music Festivalis co-ordinated by Frank Franklyn. Says Frank Franklyn, “We are really gratefulfor support extended to us by LynFord Dsouza and Bharat of Elephant Art Café, MichealMascarenhas of Flying Dolphin, Newton Azavedo of Newtons, Mariketty ofThalassa, Cajetan Dsouza of Brittos, Donald Coelho of O’Pescador, Shailaja ofPatiala Pegg, Karlton Desouza of Horizon Grill, Anthony Fernandes ofAbracadabra, Eric of Bom Successo, Anthony Dsouza of Big Peckers, Verner ofJambalaya, Shahid and Micheal of Club WestEnd, Ernest of Ernesto’s, Karl Coelhoof Vallonne and several others without whose help this event would not have materialized.These people through their faith in us have helped us put this event together.We hope Goans enjoy their own musicians and DJs at this festival.”
The GoaWire Goa Music Festival will see different genres, styles andtypes of music and musicians like Jazz, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Retro, Blues andBollywood come together under one umbrella. About 60 of Goa’s best DJs willalso perform alongside the musicians and bands. This is an initiative topromote Goan music, Goan musicians, bands, DJs and also indirectly promote Goanfood and culture, explains Frank Franklyn. The performances will be held atdifferent restaurants, clubs and hang-outs around Goa all under the banner ofthe Goa Wire Goa Music Festival.