The scene at the 2018 5X Block Party at Surrey’s Central City Plaza. (Photo: facebook.com/5xfest)

5X festival to bring ‘Block Party’ of South Asian music to Surrey

Event to also feature a ‘5X Creative’ conference at Surrey Arts Centre

A pair of Surrey venues will again play host to 5X, billed as “a South Asian millennial festival showcasing the best of music, art, film and fashion” from June 12 to 16.

The festival’s flagship event is a free 5X Block Party at Surrey’s Central City Plaza on Saturday, June 15 from 3 to 9 p.m, with performances by Sidhu Moose Wala, Jaz Dhami, Mickey Singh, Raja Kumari, Intense, Malinder Tooray and DJs Apogee, Impact and Arsenal, in collaboration with Decibel Entertainment.

The “mind-bending array of performers,” both local and international, “defy the limitations of what it is to be South Asian,” says a post at 5xfest.com. “Some of the biggest headliners in the world meet the next generation of future headliners you haven’t even heard yet.”

Last year’s 5X Block Party in Surrey filled the plaza with more than 10,000 fans for performances by Jasmine Sandlas, Sharry Mann and others.

The following afternoon (Sunday, June 16), a 5X Creates event at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre is designed “to explore what it means to be a South Asian creative, and with a special emphasis on music.” Admission is free at the “mini-conference,” to feature guest speakers Jaz Dhami, BFunk, The Sandy Lion, Khanvict, Azel North, Samica and Malinder Tooray, among others.

Other 5X festival events, including a movie night, art party and bhangra competition, are held at venues in Vancouver.

The festival is planned by Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC), a charity founded in 2004 and based in Vancouver.

• RELATED STORIES:

Surrey’s Khanvict wants to steal the show at Fusion Festival, from July 2018.

CLICK HERE to read more entertainment stories.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

City of Surrey to remove eight dead trees along stretch of road where SUV was hit

Assessment confirms tree that fell was dead; others to be removed ‘early this week’

CCTV cameras help Surrey RCMP arrest two bank robbery suspects

The robberies were in North Surrey on Nov. 7 and Oct. 1

New Surrey Police force ‘swallowing up’ city’s funds, Annis says

City councillor says draft city budget shows new force coming at expense of ‘everything else’ in the city

Guitar ‘swap & sale’ planned at Cloverdale’s Shannon Hall

40-plus vendors are signed up for event on Saturday, Nov. 23

Totems, Mariners win South Fraser volleyball titles

South Surrey teams now advance to provincial high school championships in Langley

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Nineteen boats carrying invasive mussels stopped at B.C. borders

Waters of Columbia-Shuswap still test mussel-free

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Midget no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Duncan man gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty trial

Joe also gets lifetime ban on owning animals

B.C. pushes for greater industry ‘transparency’ in gasoline pricing

Legislation responds to fuel price gap of up to 13 cents

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex-boyfriend for $2,000

After the two broke up, documents state, they agree to share custody of the dog, named Harlen

Most Read

l -->