Love attending music gigs? Here is your one-stop guide of all the performances in Mumbai

22 October,2023 06:37 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

While October has already set the tone of the ongoing music festival with the likes of Armin Van Buuren performing in Mumbai, November and December are going to be no less. With homegrown festival Independence Rock returning yet again, Mumbaikars will also get to witness 50 Cent for one last time

While Independence Rock music festival will take place in early November, Ronan Keating and 50 Cent will perform later in the month. Photo Courtesy: Mid-day file pic

There is a lot happening in Mumbai during this time of the year, especially if you like music concerts and gigs. With Armin Van Buuren performing in the Mumbai at the Jio World Garden in Bandra Kurla Complex earlier this month, November and December are also going to be very busy.

If you are looking to attend music gigs and concerts in Mumbai, there here is your one stop guide for the upcoming season till December 2023.

Independence Rock Music Festival
The iconic Independence Rock music festival, which is synonymous with Mumbai is back this November 4 and 5. The festival, which came back to life last year, after nine years, was started in 1986. While some of the favourites came back last year along with a few new bands, this year is an interesting mix. Along with Parikrama, the lineup also includes Mumbai favourites Bhayanak Maut, Gutslit, as well as Swarathma, T.ill APES, Girish & The Chronicles, and even Underside from Nepal.

When: November 4 - November 5
Where: Bayview Lawns, Princess Docks, Mazgaon
Time: 3 pm - 11 pm

Palm Tree Music Festival
Norwegian DJ and music producer Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, will not only bring his Palm Tree Crew's Palm Tree Music Festival to India to Mumbai on November 4 but also perform as a part of it. It is curated by Norwegian DJ and producer Kygo and his longtime manager Myles Shear.

When: November 4
Where: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalaxmi
Time: 4 pm onwards

Ronan Keating
If you are a 90s kid, you definitely grew up listening to the Boyzone and Ronan Keating, who was a member of the boy bad before he pursued his solo career. Ronan Keating will be coming to India but most importantly performing in Mumbai on November 17 at the Phoenix MarketCity in Kurla. Expect him to sing Boyzone hits like ‘No Matter What', ‘Love Me For A Reason' and ‘All That I Need' among others but also his solo hits like ‘When You Say Nothing At All', ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes' and ‘I Believe I Can Fly' to name a few. So, get ready and revise your lyrics because it is going to be a journey back in time and totally worth it.

When: November 17
Where: Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla West
Time: 6 pm onwards

50 Cent's ‘Final Lap Tour' India
A few weeks after Independence Rock music festival, Grammy and Emmy award-winning hip-hop artist Curtis ‘50 Cent' Jackson will perform in Mumbai as a part of ‘The Final Lap Tour 2023' at DY Patil Stadium on November 25. Interestingly, it will the be legendary artist's last tour before he retires. The concert also celebrates the 20th anniversary of 50 Cent's groundbreaking album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin'. However, that is not all because the concert will also see some of India's most favourite performers like DIVINE, Prabh Deep, Shan Vincent de Paul and Yung Raja, set the tone for the evening before 50 Cent takes the stage.

When: November 25
Where: DY Patil Sports Stadium, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Time: 6 pm onwards

Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2023
Just a few hours away from Mumbai, The Bacardi NH7 Weekender is back this year and will happen over three days from December 1 - 3 in Pune at Teerth Fields. The music festival will feature over 45 Indian as well as global artists, who have produced some of the best foot-tapping numbers over the years. The line-up includes American rap superstar and actor YG aka Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson, British pop icon M.I.A. and British progressive metal band Monuments, who are set to headline the festival this year. It will also see debut performances by Australia-based instrumental progressive rock artist I Built The Sky, New York-based electronic duo MEMBA and American progressive metal band Arch Echo alongside first-time festival showcases by Ezra Collective; Afro pioneer Romare, Tamil-Swiss artist Priya Ragu and Antwerp based metal upstarts BEAR.

The festival will also see performances by Indian favourites like Lisa Mishra, Oaff x Savera and MC Stan too. It will also see 90's Indie-rock band Euphoria will premiere their much-awaited retrospective set while Punjabi pop legend Daler Mehndi set the stage on fire as always.

When: December 1 - December 3
Where: Teerth Fields, Pune
Time: 3 pm onwards

Black Coffee
After Armin Van Buuren, DJ, record producer and songwriter Black Coffee will return to India to headline his first-ever multi-city tour in December this year after having played the mainstage at the Sunburn Festival in 2022. He will be performing in Mumbai on December 9 at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Worli. Since the release of 2021's Subconsciously LP, Black Coffee has been a dominant force on the global festival circuit. The album resulted in him making Grammy history as the first African artist to win the award in the Best Dance/Electronic album category.

When: December 9
Where: National Sports Club of India (NSCI), Worli
Time: 5 pm onwards

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