Wrap-Up 2017 While Taking A Look Down The Symphonic Memory Lane!

2017 began on a melodic note with various musical artists from across the globe announcing their tours and concerts in India. With Mumbai being one of the prime tour destinations for most artists, here is all you need to know about the seven best concerts in Mumbai which took place in 2017.

Wrap-Up 2017 While Taking A Look Down The Symphonic Memory Lane!

From A. R. Rahman to Justin Bieber to Ed Sheeran, Mumbai has proved to be the new favourite destination for concerts attracting the best musical sensations to perform. And believe it or not, people from the entire country including a lot of Red Carpet faces flew down to Mumbai to catch one or the other concert. Playing hits from across the world, these artists knew exactly which songs to tap into in order to drive the crowds wild and take the concert-going atmosphere to an all time high.

Here are the highlights of seven of the most sought-after performers that had the most ostentatious concerts of all in 2017!

The Chainsmokers – Road To Ultra

Location: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai

Date: September 7, 2017

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The renowned musical duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex pall took the stage at Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai to give the audience a night to remember. India is flooded with major fans of The Chainsmokers with 'Closer' being an instantaneous hit. 

With the Road To Ultra concert tickets starting from a minimal ₹1,999 and ranging up to a not-so-expensive ₹12,000, the crowd went crazy at the beats played by the musical duo. Some of the extensively goose-bumps inducing moments of the night consist of when everyone took out their cell phones as The Chainsmokers played their most popular track ‘Closer’ and left the entire arena lit up.

The Chainsmokers were preceded by renowned international artists such as Slushii, Getter, Sam Feldt, Lost Stories and Rezz amongst others and it seemed like each and every one of these musicians brought their A-game to the stage. Finally, the concert which hosted performances that seemed like best interactive performances by an international artist in India closed up with their chartbuster 'Don't Let Me Down'.

Ed Sheeran – The ÷ Tour (pronounced "divide tour")

Location: JioGarden, BKC, Mumbai

Date: November 19, 2017

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One of the biggest stars in the world blessed the city with a superb evening and Ed Sheeran can be called the highlight of 2017 for music fanatics

With his concert tickets starting at ₹4750, the global artist took to Mumbai with his live concert earlier this year. Though enjoyable and a big success, the concert left the fans wondering if the concert was literally short. Ed Sheeran was preceded on stage by pop artist Lauv, as the opening act. For the main performance, the fans enjoyed Ed's hit songs from Divide including ‘Eraser’, ‘Perfect’, ‘Hearts Don't Break Around Here’, ‘New Man’, ‘Dive’, ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Shape of You’. It was a high-octane conclusion with the night's raucous, rap-happy closer, ‘You Need Me, I Don't Need You’, which seemed to be a true statement for every person in the crowd and provided a quick glimpse at Sheeran's beatboxing skills.

On top of it all, the 26-year-old singer arrived in Mumbai amid high security on Friday night and on Saturday he met the creme de la creme of Bollywood. The party was hosted by choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan and celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput, Malaika Arora, Bhumi Pednekar, Neha Dhupia and Sushant Singh Rajput were in attendance.

Justin Bieber - Purpose World Tour India 2017

Location: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Date: May 10, 2017

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Canadian singer, songwriter and a sensational heartthrob performed as a debutant for the first time in India, in front of all his true blue fans (Beliebers).

The grand music concert generated a lot of noise among his fans who were going crazy to catch a glimpse of Justin Bieber’s live performance. Everything about Justin Bieber’s Mumbai Concert is spectacular, right from the huge number of attendees and security to the mind-boggling demands of the global music icon. The singer stayed in South Mumbai and flew to Navi Mumbai for the performance on the day. Apart from that, the tickets priced up to a whopping ₹76,790 for the VVIP 1 and started at ₹7,700 for silver class. Major cobwebs in the wallet huh?

Justin Bieber, was in for a 90-minute-performance and consisted of some of his as well as the crowd’s favourites such as ‘Love Yourself’ (acoustic), ‘What Do You Mean?’, ‘Cold Water’ (Major Lazer cover) and the most popular of all, ‘Sorry’. The supporting acts consisted of musical performances by Sartek, Zaeden and Alan Walker! The concert was an open field musical event and all the performers had brought their A-game and successfully made people croon along with the beats and gave a gala experience of their lives!

EVC (Enchanted Valley Carnival)

Location:  NESCO, Goregaon 

Date: December 16, 2017 – December 17, 2017

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The festival took place in December and hosted artists from India & abroad with tickets starting at a really low price of ₹1,750. Hence, the foreign & Indian artists could show their skills off on a shared platform. With various artists being a part of it such as Arijit Singh, Nucleya, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Shirley Setia and so on. 

December 16 featured the Electronic Family on stage. The Electronic Family is one of the biggest trance festivals that take place in Europe! The festival features multiple trance artists and they are expanding to new cities with club events. With the addition of Electronic Family, EVC truly becomes the largest Multi-Genre Music Festival in India.   

KSHMR & Jai Wolf

Location: Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai

Date: October 29, 2017

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As we all expected, Sunburn Arena was back with something that blew people’s minds earlier this year. Sunburn Arena that took place in six cities and was headlined by KSHMR and supported by Jai Wolf. You all have heard ‘Indian Summer’, haven’t you?

To be precise, this year's Sunburn Arena was basically KSHMR India tour also featured Nucleya, Anish Sood and many other artists that gave everyone a magical musical experience. This event was also a trademark and special as KSHMR just released his track with Sonu Nigam and it sounds really epic. Sunburn Arena was an experience that music lovers couldn’t afford missing. Not to forget, the passes began at a bare minimum of ₹1,500 and to be honest, global artists performances are never expected to be cheap anyway!

A. R. Rahman - Encore

Location: Brabourne Stadium, South Mumbai

Date: December 17, 2017

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With the official ticketing partner being, it wasn’t a lot of time before A. R. Rahman’s concert tickets sold off.

After a hiatus of over half a decade, the legendary musician A.R. Rahman weaved a magical spell as he embarked on his biggest ever multi-city India tour reliving his musical renditions from over the years.

LIVE Viacom18, along with BookMyShow brought the spectacular event 'A. R. Rahman ENCORE- The Concert’, in association with MTV to four major cities in India to celebrate the maestro’s 25 years in music. The tour created a new highpoint for music lovers across the nation as the Oscar Award-winning musical genius was accompanied by talented musicians from across India in a one of its kind tour.

KYGO - OLA Sunburn 2017

Location: MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai

Date: November 26, 2017

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Just a week after Ed Sheeran's gig, Norwegian DJ KYGO took stage at MMRDA Grounds, giving the Mumbaikars another mystical experience. 

With tickets for the concert starting at a mere ₹2,000, the artist lineup was something like  ARSH, Anish Sood, Frank Walker with KYGO headlining the Ola Sunburn Arena concert in Mumbai. The musician, who shot to fame after his mix of Ed Sheeran’s 'I See Fire' went viral, paid a homage of sorts by remixing the British singer’s latest chart-buster 'Shape Of You'. It was an EDM concert and that calls for bursts of fire, smoke, confetti, a bunch of fireworks and trippy animations on larger-than-life LED screens!

Along with 'Shape of You', KYGO also put his own spin on other popular tracks like Coldplay’s 'Something Just Like This', The Chainsmokers’ 'Don’t Let Me Down' and Gotye’s 'Somebody That I Used To Know'He even played a remixed version of 'Mi Gente'.  And remember the moment where he just randomly bid farewell without playing his biggest YouTube hit 'Firestone'? He did come around and played his special single which has 450+ million hits on YouTube! But, then again, how can any concert in India be complete without a desi track? And so KYGO did what every small and big DJ before him did: he played a desi number 'Mundiyan Tu Bach Ke Rahi', to which the Mumbaikars went crazy!

Now that you have a summary of the most sought-after musical gigs that took place in Mumbai in 2017, you can look ahead to the concerts coming up in 2018! Let's hope 2018 is even bigger on the musical front in Mumbai! 

[Hint: Arijit Singh's concerts are coming up in March 2018 in Mumbai]

Have a happy new year, Mumbai!

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