Sundowners aims to provide a space where like-minded people from across the globe are able to connect and express their individuality through creativity. Where music and art is created, appreciated and shared by inviting underground DJs, artists and live performers to participate in our events as we celebrate building a conscious community. Its concept resembles many larger festivals such as AfrikaBurn (South Africa) and Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU), whereby the feeling of co-habiting within a conscious community is embraced.

This marks a significant development to the approach of electronic music in Goa. Since the genres of deep/tech house and techno is still relatively unexplored here, as is the notion of a ‘lifestyle’ festival, Sundowners Collective have taken the leap and created something that was truly special and unforgettable to those who attended.

Attracting 250 people on the first day alone, it was a perfect amount for the small space of the location. One of the highlights of the two days was when a girl started doing a variation of flowing yoga in rhythm to the music, which eventuated to a row of people following her movements as the sun began its descent in the cloudless sky.

With headliners Jan Oberleander from Berlin and Yeti from Cape Town, the international selection of artists definitely did not disappoint. Other crowd favourites were the Sundowners Residents  Jose Noventa, Joey PayneMatt Sclarandis and other acts such as Lil Vän, Akshit Shetty and Clifford Victoria . All played tunes that were unique to their own sound, but kept the crowd going for hours on end. Not only was everyone in the crowd extremely smiley and attractive, but there was never a point where there were no bodies vibrating on the dancefloor.

Furthermore, decorated to embody a fishing village, all items utilized were fully sustainable. A large fishing boat borrowed from the locals was where the DJ decks were placed, and potato bags were recycled to provide shade from the heat of the Indian sun.

Come nighttime, everything looked like a dream. Fairy lights dotted the area, and a bonfire was lit for partygoers who wanted to chill for a bit longer. A drum circle was formed around the fire, and those who wanted to showcase their voice or instruments were warmly applauded.

So, if you happen to find yourself in Goa next January itching for a dancefloor with serious doof vibes, be sure to check out Sundowners Collective on Facebook and stay posted- it can all only go uphill from here!

Want to be part of the team?

Sundowners Collective is now accepting volunteers to help at the 2018 gathering.
Whether you are an artist, musician, performer or just someone looking to be a part of something special,
we have a role for everyone!

Write to us here and we will tell you how to be part of the tribe!

In loving memory of Jojo

JoJo Sundowner as he was fondly called and loved across the length and breadth of Palolem beach. A wonderful human being that touched the hearts of so many people and never failed to bring a cheerful smile across your face. Jojo is one of the main reasons sundowner stays like the way it is today and we all have a responsibility to share. With love, dedication and passion he took care of the apple of his eye by working tirelessly to see that only the people with the right vibe who could belong to the sundowners tribe came in. Sundowners Collective tries to continue in his footsteps and continue this legacy.

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