Trincomalee, the beautiful city located in the East Coast of the island with its unspoiled beaches, historical sites and the unique hot springs will come alive this weekend starting from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, 2015 with a vibrant music for a unstoppable rave party with international DJ’s, the typical water sports of Trinco extending to Nilavelli linked to the exotic world festival of arts, literature and music – ‘Live Trinco’ comes to the shores of Sri Lanka in the backdrop of tourism arrivals crossing a 830,000 as at first half of the year at a growth rate of 14.6 percent driven by online dot com companies that have fetched US $ 1.3 billion dollars to the company.
“The three-day festival presented by Sri Lanka Tourism and Ceylon Four Winds together with strategic sponsors will stage an exciting array of fulfilled experiences in various locations of Trinco bringing on a spotlight to the unexplored treasures of beauty, culture and heritage of this city. The event will revolve around arts-exploring photography, literature, music, wildlife and conservation, whilst creating a platform for local talent and engaging international personalities in varied spheres,” said Sri Lanka Tourism Chairman Dr. Rohantha Athukorala.
“A back-to-back agenda is planned for this event starting from July 31, 2015 and the formal sessions come to a close on Sunday, August 2, 2015. From wildlife photographic exhibitions, storytelling, water sports, whale watching, BBQs to a rave of stomping, catchy melodies and spherical harmonies of DJs from Germany and Switzerland, ‘Live Trinco’ is expected to be a one of kind experience to any visitor local or foreign,” he said, giving tribute to the strong team that put the event together.
This event has already out sold even before its commencement as all 26 registered resorts and hotels are full on occupancy (513 rooms) on the said dates, given the seasonal traffic combined with the event however home stays and camping is encouraged to give adventure to the youngsters of the city. Sri Lanka Tourism is excited to be part of this event as it showcases the multifaceted island as a desirable tourist destination to the potential adventurous traveller and the music loving youth. This event makes Sri Lanka a hip destination for new age music, contemporary arts and adventure but most importantly it encourages and contributes towards community development and wildlife conservation efforts of the area.
Sri Lanka Tourism is featuring National Geographic Personality, creative conservationist Asha Jay, to highlight the wildlife conservation aspect of this festival and combine visits by selected foreign journalists to promote the various activities during the festival in our key markets said Athukorala. The very popular musical personalities involved in the rave and beach fest will also create a social media following for Sri Lanka through their Facebook and Twitter fans.