Experienced Stakeholders Opine on Mumbai's Top LIVE Event Venues
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | May 22, 2018 | Feature
DOME@NSCI DY Patil Stadium Imagica Nesco Jio Garden
LIVE gigs and events are becoming the highlight of today's event industry and Mumbai being the hub of such events, picking a venue in the chaotic city can be a task. With the recent closing of MMRDA for LIVE events, the matters have become more difficult. Recent times have seen some of the best international artists and shows like The Purpose Tour India: Justin Beiber Concert and the Global Citizen Coldplay Concert take the city by storm. Now that one of the most important venues in Mumbai the MMRDA BKC ground has been closed for planners here's a look at some of the venues the city has to offer:
JioGarden is a state of the art, beautifully landscaped, and largest of its kind, standalone public car parking facility located in the financial district of Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The beautifully landscaped perimeter encloses over 140,000 square feet of FIFA approved, synthetic turf. JioGarden is an urban space equipped with soothing water fountains, seating areas, energy generating air trees, canopies, pavilions, eight high-mast light towers along with two levels of underground car parking facilities accommodating more than 1,000 car parks at each level. All this makes Jio a suitable LIVE event venue in Mumbai.
"Jio Garden is an exceptional venue for live events in Mumbai. It provides great facilities and has a good team to work with. One of these features is the adequate parking it provides along with state of the art infrastructure. The only deterrent is the cost but if you can manage that, the rest is brilliant." Roshan Abbas, Managing Director, Geometry Encompass.
2. DY Patil Stadium
Speaking about the venue Arjun Jain, Director, White Fox India "DY Patil as a venue is a fully equipped venue with amenities such as a hospital, parking lot etc. which helps in putting together large format shows. It is one of the most preferred venues for stadium format shows because it is not in the heart of the city ensuring minimal inconvenience to the common man when it comes to traffic management. There is ample parking space which is a rarity in the city. The venue has multiple entry and exit points which is ideal in case of a law and order situation."
3. Dome NSCI SVP Stadium
Mr. Mazhar Nadiadwala, MD, Dome Entertainment Pvt Ltd said "Dome is equipped with comfortable theatre seating arrangement, unlike the wooden seating in stadiums and outdoor concerts, the air conditioning facilities, an array of F&B services during events, high end security services, parking facilities as well as sanitation facilities (a huge problem faced usually at outdoor events) count as few elements that steer Dome NSCI to an ideal indoor home for entertainment in India, for audience across all ages. The vision is to create an iconic venue for India so much that Dome becomes synonymous when you think of the city."
Speaking about the venue, spokespersons from MCHI said, "The grandeur of the venue and the magnitude helps make a success of any event. The venue is perfect for all kinds of audiences. We recently conducted the Golden Pillar Awards at Dome@NSCI and the venue played a huge role in the phenomenal success of the event, Without Dome's involvement, we would not have been able to make such a success of the event."
4. Nesco Center
"Nesco Center is a 65-acre campus with over 55,000 sq meters of covered air conditioned space which comprises of 6 different halls. It is the most active venue in the country with over 170 exhibitions and events hosted in the year gone by. It is constantly upgrading its facilities and this has helped the MICE industry. Strategically located on the Western Express Highway and in close proximity of the railway station, metro station, airport, and major hotels. It is ideally located to be a venue of choice in Mumbai," says Ms. Anupama Bhalla, VP Sales and Marketing, Nesco Ltd.
Shoven Shah, Founder, Enchanted Valley Carnival (EVC) says "EVC hosted its first 2-day multi genre concert at NESCO, Goregaon in December, 2017. With a fully air-conditioned and easily accessible indoor venue, fans were extremely content with the state of the art location".
Tabish F Khan, General Manager Marketing at Adlabs Imagica shares, “At Imagica, our core vision revolves around bringing in the best of experience in a closed, safe and happy environment for guests across age group. Each day for us goes into creating large-scale events for our patrons walking into the park daily. What separates us from other event venues, is the wholesome package that we offer. We are not just a closed venue to set up requisite logistics to execute a large scale event. We also bring in added value to the activity, which comes from the already existing theme park setup. Apart from the splendid spread catered by our F&B section and special merchandise offered at the retail shops, one of our biggest selling point, and differentiator is the vivid options of rides and attractions to enhance customer experience. All of our rides and attractions comply to international guidelines, to make sure utmost safety for our patrons. We also offer late night rides during special events to yield that special experiential, that is unique to Imagica.”
Shubhro Maity, Official Spokesperson for Media Solutions, shares “Our association with Adlabs Imagica goes a long way, from the day of the launch. We have executed the biggest events at the park, garnering massive audience footfall, may it be Anniversary Bash, Summer Grind Parties, Holi, New Year’s Eve, Festivals related events and more. Whether it is a corporate get-together, a social function, a festival, special nights – Imagica offers itself as a ready-to-use event venue with a difference, as what comes with the venue is international standard experience through its rides, food and beverage, added entertainment components, 5-star Hotel and more.
With MMRDA, one of the top venues in Mumbai unavailable for LIVE gigs and events, here's taking a look at some of the best alternatives the city has on offer for LIVE shows.