Overview

Mahindra Blues Festival (officially the Mahindra Blues Festival in Association with The Times Of India; Promoted and Produced by Oranjuice Entertainment), Asia’s largest and finest Blues festival is held for two days in Mumbai, India every year. Since its inception in 2011, the festival has brought international Blues legends like Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker Jr., Taj Mahal among others to Mumbai, encouraging the rapidly increasing interest in Blues music in the country. MBF, as its popularly known, is also a great platform for Indian Blues Bands to perform with the best Blues Bands in the world. MBF was also nominated for ‘Keeping the Blues Alive’ award by the Blues Foundation of America.

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Guide to the event
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Schedule

MEHBOOB STUDIOS,
10 HILL ROAD, BANDRA WEST, MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA 400050

About the venue

Venue details

Mehboob Studio has two auditoriums (Stage 1 and Stage 3). Performances are also held in the Mehboob Studio gardens.

Reaching the venue

Bus

  • There is no direct bus service from the domestic airport to the Mehboob studio bus stop.
  • The nearest bus stops are St. Andrews Church, Hill Garden, and Mehboob Studio bus stop.
  • You can check the BEST website for routes and fares.  

Train

  • Local trains are considered the cheapest and fastest method of getting to most parts of Mumbai. They can, however, get horrendously crowded especially during peak rush hours; visitors from outside Mumbai should exercise adequate caution in this regards.
  • You can buy single journey tickets at the station. There are two options:If you are a residing in the city you can use a train pass for cheaper options.
    • Second Class: These are very economically priced tickets. However the queues for getting these tickets tend to be much longer. The second class compartments also tend to be more crowded.
    • First Class: These are more expensive then second class tickets; however you don’t have to queue up and can jump the line by going straight to the ticket counter. The first class compartments are comparatively less crowded (though not by much in peak hours!).
  • The local train service operates from 4:00 am until 1:00 am with some trains running up to 2.30 am.
  • Bandra, the nearest station to the venue is located on the Western line of the local railway system.
  • Refer here for schedules and fares.
  • You can take an auto rickshaw from the Bandra station to get to Mehboob Studio. 

Taxi

  • Taxis are available everywhere in the city throughout the day.
  • As of December 2014, the minimum taxi fare for a regular “black & yellow” taxi is INR 21.00 for first 1.5 Km which increases by INR 13.96 per Km.
  • There are also various radio cab services available which you can book on the phone or through the internet:
  • You can find taxi fares for Mumbai on www.taxiautofare.com.

Rikshaw

  • Auto-rickshaws are available everywhere in the city north of the suburb of Dadar.
  • Auto-rickshaws run on electronic meters which show the fare on the basis of distance traveled and time waited.
  • As of December 2014, the minimum rickshaw fare is INR 17.00 for first 1.5 Km which increases by INR 11.33 per km. The night fare which is applicable from 12:00 am to 5:00 am is 25% extra. 

Inside the venue

Event specific info

Item

Allowed (Yes/No)

Comments

Alcohol

No

 

Bags

No

 

Beverages (alcoholic / nonalcoholic)

No

 

Binoculars/Camcorders

No

 

Cameras (Still Photography)

No

 

Cigarettes

No

 

(Bottles, Ice boxes, any Aerosol Container)

No

Specifications:

  • The rights of admission are reserved with the organizers.
  • The organizers do not take responsibility for the loss or theft of any personal belongings.
  • The consumption of banned substances is prohibited.
  • Entry in the bar is restricted to people above the legal drinking age.
  • The event is being shot for television and on purchase of this ticket the ticket holder has given his / her irrevocable consent to appear as part of any footage, audience reaction or interviews that may be part of the final edit to be aired in any formats that the organizers may choose to.

Other Amenities:

  • Assistance
  • Merchandise Stalls (Limited edition prints of art inspired by the Blues also available)

Blogs

Banner credits : Mahindra Blues