Countdown to COB 2016

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On May 2, we officially launched our 12th Annual City of Bhangra Festival, June 11-18, 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 http://www.vibc.org, follow us on facebook.com/vancouverbhangra and @vibc, and you won’t miss a thing!

Besides events already announced (details below), we’ve added ANOTHER event just this week: JALOOS: VIBC Edition, yet another epic afterparty scheduled for Fri June 17. JALOOS roughly translates to “hot mess,” in Punjabi, and that’s what we’ll be offering at this powerhouse evening of female musical might with MC KayRay, Malinder Tooray on dhol, and DJ sets by Horsepowar, Lil India, and DJ Maieli.

Get your tickets now for this and our other weird and wonderful Festival offerings… From our Crash An Indian Wedding kickoff party, to our very first desi sketch comedy/bhangra burlesque/drag night at the Rio, to singer Vijay Yamla at the Fox, to six amazing women sharing their stories on the road to success at Bhangra: She, and of course to Vancouver’s biggest backyard party ever—Downtown Bhangra—on June 17 and 18 on the plaza of the VAG, we promise you 8 days and nights of pushing buttons and pushing barriers like never before.

A full list of events is below. For tickets and more details, visit http://www.vibc.org. And remember to like and share our news with your friends on social media. #BhangraLove!

 

CITY OF BHANGRA FESTIVAL 2016

 

CRASH AN INDIAN WEDDING KICKOFF PARTY

Presented with Decibel Entertainment

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

 

Indian weddings are lavish affairs ending with epic receptions. VIBC invites you to come out and enjoy this extravagant event featuring local DJ Khanvict, aka Asad Khan, the top South Asian/Fusion wedding DJ on the west coast. 

 

WHERE NOT TO DO BHANGRA

Sun June 12, 7-10pm, $20/25, Rio Theatre, Vancouver (19+) Tix

This gender-bending, genre-skewing, culturally totally INappropriate night is VIBC’s masalafied concoction of desi sketch comedy, music, dance, and drag.

 

BHANGRA ON MAIN

Presented with Music on Main

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

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

 

BHANGRA: SHE

Presented with TD Bank Group

Thurs June 16, 5-9pm, FREE, KPU, Surrey Register

Six fearless young women— gay and straight activists and educators, DJs and producers, actors, rappers, and filmmakers—share their stories of struggle and achievement on the way to success.

 

DOWNTOWN BHANGRA
Fri June 17, 5-10pm & Sat June 18, 4-10pm, FREE, VAG Plaza
Vancouver’s BIGGEST backyard backyard party of the year: a two-day open-stage party for the whole family with nonstop bhangra in the heart of the city.

 

JALOOS: VIBC EDITION [FRIDAY NIGHT AFTERPARTY]

Fri, June 17, 10pm-2am, $25 ($30 at door), Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver (19+) Ticket info released soon

Celebrate the end of Day 1 of Downtown Bhangra at the funky Fortune Sound Club with MC KayRay, Malinder Tooray on dhol, and DJ sets by Horsepowar, Lil India, and DJ Maieli.

 

VIBC’S OFFICAL AFTERPARTY: Bhangra Heavyweights

Presented with A-Town and Beats Without Borders

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

 

After 8 days of partying, we’ll finish off the Festival with a BHANG! The city's most successful party promoting duo, A-Town and Beats Without Borders, is back with Bhangra Heavyweights, featuring DJ KSR + special guests.

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