| 04 Oct 2023
BookMyShow reveals how India consumed entertainment in 2018 in terms of music

Mumbai: As 2018 comes to a close, BookMyShow looks back and reveals how India consumed out-of-home entertainment in  music the year gone by. This year, millions of users reached out to BookMyShow to satiate their entertainment appetite, for options ranging from movies to plays, events, sports, and music.

Presenting to you, #BestOf2018

*Date range- 1 Dec 2017-18 Dec 2018

Ashish Hemrajani, CEO and Founder, BookMyShow said, “As the year comes to a close, thank you to all our users for choosing BookMyShow. #BestOf2018 is a true reflection of the amazing year that

2018 has been India’s entertainment landscape is going through a radical change and BookMyShow is playing its part in this transformation, by providing an unparalleled experience. 2018 has witnessed great demand for both movies and live events. On one hand mega  blockbusters like 2.0, Padmaavat and Sanju entertained audiences at the box office while on the other, international experiences like Disney’s Aladdin and Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR left audiences spellbound when it came to live events, showcasing 2018 as truly a year of all things entertainment – be it movies, plays, sports or concerts! We are now all set to welcome 2019 and super excited to bring amazing out-of-home entertainment for millions of entertainment lovers in India.”

In 2018, India’s love for live entertainment experienced an impressive growth as users reached out to BookMyShow to enjoy more than 12,000 out-of-home events listed pan-India. The live- entertainment listings registered a growth of about 20% this year as compared to 2017, echoing the swelling demand for these events. This year, the India debut of Disney’s Aladdin and Cirque du Soleil’s latest spectacle BAZAAR marked a new high in the entertainment experience of BookMyShow’s users.

While the demand for events and activities was high across the country, each city had its preferences:

- Mumbai was big on plays whereas Delhi expressed its well-known fondness for Food and Historical Monuments

- This year, Bangalore and Hyderabad laughed their hearts out with a high uptake of stand-up gigs

- In 2018, users preferred BookMyShow to book their spots at the Indian Premiere League leading to packed stadiums along with Pro Kabbadi League that experienced high demand in cities like Pune, Patna, Ahmedabad.

Ground-breaking events of 2018

S. No. Event Name

1. Disney Aladdin

2. Mughal-E-Azam

3. Bryan Adams  The Ultimate Tour

4. Arijit Singh India Tour - Multicity

5. Swan Lake Ballet - 2018

6. Cirque Du Soleil BAZAAR

7. AR Rahman Encore the Concert - Mumbai


8. Sunburn Festival

9. WWE Live India

10. Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2018


Top 10 Concerts and Gigs

S. No. Name

1. Arijit Singh India Tour

2. A R Rahman Encore the Concert

3. Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour

4. Sunburn Festivals

5. World`s Biggest Guestlist Festival 2017

6. Vh1 Supersonic 2018

7. Bollywood Music Project

8. Sensation `The world`s leading dance event`

9. Bollyboom: Guru Randhawa Tour

10. Mesmerizing Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan