City of Bhangra Festival 2016

From June 11 to 18, 2016

8 days, 2 cities, 350+ performers and tons of #BhangraLove!

Our festival events are unique, diverse and strategically held in different venues in Vancouver and Surrey. Our programs are developed by creating innovative and collaborative performances, always integrating bhangra with other art forms.

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KICKOFF PARTY: CRASH AN INDIAN WEDDING presented with Decibel Entertainment

Sat June 11, 9pm-2am, $25/30 at door, Club 560, Vancouver (19+)

Indian weddings are lavish affairs ending off with epic receptions. VIBC invites you to come out and enjoy this extravagant event; put on your party dress but no gifts please!

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Sun June 12, 7-10pm, $20 presale and $25 at the door, Rio Theatre, Vancouver (19+)

Take I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken, throw in some burlesque bhangra, and you’ve got a crazy night of comedy, dance, and pure entertainment. Pushing buttons and pushing boundaries: that’s pure VIBC!

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BHANGRA ON MAIN presened with Music on Main

Tues June 14, 8-9:30pm, $15/29 (door add $5), Fox Cabaret, Vancouver (19+)

Experience the intimate side of bhangra in this all-acoustic evening featuring renowned Punjabi musician and singer Vijay Kumar Yamla. Narration by Mo Dhaliwal.

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BHANGRA: SHE presented by TD Bank Group

Thurs June 16, 5-9 pm, FREE, Kwantlen Polytechnic, Surrey  Registration available at the door. 

Strong, creative, empowered and empowering: join six fearless young women as they share their stories of struggle and achievement on the way to success. Featuring activists and educators, DJs and producers, actors, rappers, and filmmakers, this one-day event is open to everyone, but especially South Asian youth with an interest in the arts, identity, and the politics of gender. Featuring: Horsepowar (Jasleen Powar), Bianca Maieli, Rakhi Mutta, Kiran Rai, Jasmine Sandlas, and Malinder Tooray.  Hosted by Angelina Rai.

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Fri June 17, 5-10pm & Sat June 18, 4-10pm, FREE, VAG Plaza

Don’t miss Vancouver’s BIGGEST backyard  party of the year: a two-day open-stage party for the whole family with nonstop bhangra in the heart of the city. With over 325 local, national, and international superstars, VIBC will have you up and dancing!

SCHEDULE            ** updated June 17, 2016

JALOOS: City of Bhangra Event

Fri June 17 10pm, $12, Fortune Night Club ((19+)

Celebrate the end of Day 1 of Downtown Bhangra at the funky Fortune Sound Club. Join Lil India, KayRay, DJ Maieli, Horsepowar, and Malinder Toor for a powerhouse evening of female musical might. 

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Bharngra Heavyweights Featuring DJ KSR and DJ Khanvict

Sat June 18, 10pm, $25/30, Club 560, Vancouver (19+)

What better way to wrap up the biggest bhangra festival in North America? Join the hottest DJ’s on the dance floor as they spin the latest and greatest bhangra and urban beats.

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