On April 1, we officially launched our 11th Annual City of Bhangra Festival, set for May 28–June 6 in the cities of Surrey and Vancouver.
We’ll be firing off details about the Festival pretty much daily in the weeks to come, so stay tuned to vibc.org, follow us on facebook.com/vancouverbhangra and @vibc, and you won’t miss a thing!
Quick reminder of what we’ve announced so far:
Crowd-pleasers from last year: Bhangra on Main (June 2 at the Fox Cabaret, with Surrey’s own star vocalist Raju Johal), Bhangra Village Conference (June 4 at SFU Surrey, with communications guru Sharad Khare), and the ever-popular Downtown Bhangra, featuring LIVE performances by dozens of outstanding local and international bhangra teams and performers outside the VAG (June 5 & 6).
(NOTE: Two new headliners for DB added since Apr 1: from the UK, the fabulous Jaz Dhami; and from the concrete jungle of deepest, darkest Helsinki, Shava, 5 crazy guys performing their unique and wonderful brand of “Finnjabi.” More to come!)
Hot NEW events for 2015: Taza Beats (May 28, with DJ Lajit and DJ Reminisce at the LED Bar on Granville Street), Folk Lok on May 29, with SETI X and Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti at John Fluevog’s rare and wonderful Gastown shoe emporium, and EKTA on May 30, featuring Pakistani superstar Shazia Manzoor at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Last but not least, on June 6, NY-based DJ Rekha headlines the Festival’s official afterparty, Bhangra and Beyond, at Club FIVESIXTY in beautiful downtown Vancouver.
For event, performer and ticketing details, visit vibc.org, and remember to like and share our news with your friends on social media. Looking forward to sharing some #BhangraLove with you!
Blog by Jennifer Webb
Photo of Folk Lok, courtesy SETI X and Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti