Bandra has always been a happening place. Over 100 years ago, it was the pride of Salsette. Today, however the landscape within the Queen of the Suburbs has changed. It still sets an example for the rest of Mumbai as a melting pot of activity and culture, with a large number of restaurants, thriving nightlife and an educational hub. No wonder it attracts a cross-section of people, all wanting to make it their home. Its residents proudly call themselves 'Bandraites', a pride that stems from the enormous wealth of culture and talent that exists in this beautiful suburb.
The Times Celebrate Bandra Festival began in 2003. It was conceptualized with a view to bring people together through world-class entertainment that is free of cost and accessible to all. In the process, we showcase professional talent and provide a platform for budding talent to grow. Funds from the Festival are channeled to support deserving social projects in a vibrant Bandra community.
Their commitment is evident in the time and effort they contribute to the organization year on year to build this community for the suburb.
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FHMKTG has created & co-owns the Celebrate Bandra festival along with the Celebrate Bandra Trust. With some of its founders being Bandra born & raised, FHMKTG has a special connect with the festival. Year on year, they bring a renewed passion and continue to put their might behind the festival as their give back to the suburb. This year, along with the collaboration of the Celebrate Bandra Trust & event heads, audiences can expect the festival to be Bigger, Better & Bolder!
We wish to thank all the following for their continued support to Celebrate Bandra:
Our sponsor for Times Celebrate Bandra 2018 is The Times of India.
Office of the Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone IX, Bandra and Khar Police Stations, Collector-Mumbai Suburban District, Municipal Commissioner's Office, Deputy Municipal Commissioners H West and K East Ward, Asst. Municipal Commissioner H West Ward, Mumbai Fire Brigade, Mumbai Traffic Police, Maharashtra Maritime Board and Public Works Dept.
The Trustees of BBRT and the BWRA for the use of their promenades, St. Sebastian Homes Co-operative Society Ltd., St. Paul's Institute of Communication Education, Bandra Gymkhana, St. Peters Astro Park and Cuckoo's Club for the use of their premises during the festival.
Our partners, Our volunteers, artists, performers, musicians, accompanists and directors for their overwhelming support. Our resident associations together with the ALMs across Bandra and the residents of Bandra for their continued support.