We’ve officially kicked off this year’s festival


On Wednesday March 13th the HSBC City of Bhangra Festival hosted its media and community launch party to announce its program for the year.

It’s official! HSBC City of Bhangra Festival announced its 2012 program and expansion on March 13th to media and community members in the Lower Mainland.

The day’s events started with an exclusive media event at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden. Attendees were given highlights of what this year’s festival has in store and then regaled by a rePercussion performance by Sal Ferreras, Vice President Education and Student Services at Vancouver Community College, Rayman Bhuller, Karn Bhuller, Paul Bray and Shan E Punjab Arts Club's Little Stars Bhangra Team. In the evening, community members were invited to celebrate the launch at Central City in Surrey.

The events of the day were a huge success! VIBC Director Sukhi Ghuman stated, “This is a very exciting year for us with the organic expansion into the City of Surrey and a tell tale of how powerful stories told by music and dance can be.”

Thank you to all our sponsors, including our new title Sponsor, HSBC Bank Canada, whose support enables us to continue to improve and expand the festival to include more free events around the Lower Mainland.

Visit our Facebook Page to see coverage from the day’s events or click here for a video recap.

Tickets are available this year at Tickets Tonight. For more information on the performances, visit the City of Bhangra Events Page.

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