They brought the world’s #6 DJ to Sri Lanka last year and come December 22 Sunset Music Festival 2012 in Colombo will feature the world’s #7 DJ, Dash Berlin.
Sunset Entertainment, the guys behind Sunset Music Festival, was formed in April 2011 and their first show was in December 2011 featuring Avicii, the world’s # 6 DJ.
The founders of Sunset Entertainment are Ranil Fernando (based in California), Rehan Fernando (based in California), Anuk Weerasinghe (based in Sri Lanka and Australia) and Akmal Wickramanayake (based in Sri Lanka).
Ranil says both he and Rehan have close ties to the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) industry, having built iPhone applications for world class DJ’s such as Avicii, Markus Schulz, Erick Morillo, Laidback Luke and events such as the Ultra Music Festival.
“This connection is what gave us the opportunity to bring someone like Avicii to Sri Lanka last year,” Ranil said.
He says all four founders have a real passion for electronic dance music and wanted nothing more but to bring the music to Sri Lanka and to put forth a world class production.
“We really wanted to put Sri Lanka on the map for this music scene. For last year’s show, there were many doubters who never thought a production to cater to a Top Ten DJ could be done in Sri Lanka, but we did it,” Ranil said.
Sunset Music Festival 2012 featuring the #7 DJ in the world Dash Berlin will be held at the Havelocks Sorts Club on December 22 and the gig will see him spin hits like Waiting, Man on the Run, Till the Sky Falls Down and many more. Also headlining is DJ Mag Top 100 DJ house legend Dirty South and DJ Helena.
“Once again, we are not taking the production lightly, working with a team in California on the stage drawings, including the lighting, sound and video. We plan to out do ourselves in every aspect of the show from last year, including the artist lineup, production and even the VIP setup (partnering this year with Cantaloupe),” he said.
Tickets for the show can be purchased online at anything.lk. For more information visit www.facebook.com/sunsetmusicfest
By Easwaran Rutnam