grandMA3 makes Lollapalooza India debut
Monday, 17 July 2023
lollapaloozaLollapalooza India 2023 featured both local and international headliners (photo: Fleck Media)
India - The first Lollapalooza edition in Asia was staged at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai.
With over 60,000 people in attendance, the festival witnessed both local and international headliners with state-of-the-art stage designs and experience zones across the festival. Imagine Dragons, Great Van Fleet, The Strokes, Cigarettes After Sex, AP Dhillon, Diplo, Jackson Wang, and Prateek Kuhad among many other famed artists were among the performers.
grandMA3 consoles were the preferred choice to design and control the on-stage lighting. Four grandMA3 full-size were used in total with four more grandMA3 full-size held in backup during the two-day festival.
Award-winning lighting designer Naveen Deshpande (founder) and Satvinder Singh - senior designer of ground control were the lighting consultants for Lollapalooza India. Naveen Deshpande comments: “We wanted to streamline the festival lighting experience for all the lighting designers traveling to Lollapalooza India. Since there were many lighting designers traveling with multiple artists, prior to the festival we wanted to send accurate data to each lighting designer, thereby reducing the on-site programming time drastically.
“For all four stages of Lollapalooza, we wanted bold and all-encompassing lighting designs that suit the multi-artist performance. The grandMA3 full-size consoles worked flawlessly in all the stages and we have achieved a spectacular result in Lolla India’s debut edition.”
Naveen Deshpande was assisted by lighting designer Ramanuj Deka at the main BudX Stage. Deepak Ruhela was also involved in the lighting design, making drawings, and preparing data sheets for the festival. Besides them, Akshay Khubchandani was the LD for Perry Farrell’s stage, Satvinder Singh as well as heading the technical division was also the lighting designer for Walkers and Co Stage. Lighting designer and MA application engineer from Hi-Tech Audio & Image, Ajay K. Teja was in charge of Nexa Stage lighting.
The grandMA3 consoles for the festival were supplied by Star Dimensions, Mumbai, and Stage Engage, Pune.
“Lollapalooza India has created a world-class experience as per international standards and this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our world-class crew and equipment providers based here in India. It was truly a remarkable event this season,” concludes Vincent Samuel, production head of Lollapalooza 2023.
Hi-Tech Audio & Image LLP based in New Delhi is the authorised distributor for MA Lighting in India.

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