The concert will serve as the official opening night for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit!

Following his half-decade-long hiatus, Indian music icon AR Rahman will be embarking on a massive four-city stadium tour between November and December 2017! The concert will take place in the City of Pearls in Gachibowli Stadium on the 26th of this month, and will serve as the official opening night for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit that will take place between the 28-30 November, 2017 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.

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This year marks the 8th edition of the annual festival. This year’s theme is Women First, Prosperity for All, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. This year’s summit will see Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President headline the United State’s delegation to the summit, as well as the Hon’ble Prime Minister Of India, Shri Narendra Modi headlining the India delegation to the Summit. The two and half day gathering will see entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world gather together to create an environment that empowers innovators, especially women innovators, to bring their ideas to realization. GES empowers new and small business owners and entrepreneurs to pitch ideas, create long-lasting partnerships, secure funding, innovate and find their target audience with the aim of creating new goods to transform societies across the globe.


Oscar-winning composer and musician, AR Rahman has often lent his voice to the cause of women empowerment. The track ‘Laadli’ scripted by Kapil Sibal and shot by Bejoy Nambiar, marked Rahman’s reunion with Lata Mangeshkar after 7 years and was a salute to the strength of a woman in 2014. His album ‘Raunaq’ was dedicated to Vogue Empower while he teamed up with his sisters to produce Rasaayana Rojaakkal (Chemical Roses) whose theme is women’s empowerment under the banner of K. M. Musiq.

In recent statements by Donald F. Mulligan, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the USA, Ivanka Trump will be exploring local culture on her trip!

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The fully seated event will take place at the most iconic stadiums in each city to serve a total audience of over 100,000 people. Hyderabad Talkies and LIVE Viacom18 in association with MTV, Maham and White River Entertainment and the official ticketing partner BookMyShow are bringing you a magical celebration of the two-and-a-half-decade-long journey of the legend that is AR Rahman, even breathing life into some of his most iconic melodies of the past. Accompanying acts will include some big names, like Jonita Gandhi, Mohit Chauhan, Javed Ali, Shaashaa Tirupati, Hriday Gattani, and Harshdeep Kaur! 

Mr.Kunal Khambhati, Head Live Events and IP, BookMyShow elaborates, “The concert celebrating 25 years of a legend is the first event in the series of initiatives planned for this year’s summit and it’s a matter of great pride.Hyderabad as a city is known for its excellent infrastructure and the concert will amplify this world-class city’s offerings. I’d like to thank the Government of Telangana for its proactive role in kickstarting the GES with the concert and Shri KT Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration and IT for his commendable support in making this event a reality. The production for the show is high-tech and will feature a unique and one of a kind stage set up, complete with state of the art paraphernalia for a truly magical experience.The event will be among the biggest homegrown musical acts witnessed in the recent times and we are determined to make it a phenomenal success.”

Adding on, Mr. Sainath Malkapuram of Hyderabad Talkies quotes, “ We are expecting close to 30,000 fans for the concert and footfalls will not just be from Hyderabad alone but also from neighboring places like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mysore, Kochi, and Coimbatore as well. This concert will be a record breaker of sorts in the history of live events in Hyderabad.”

It’s going to be quite the show!

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