Canadian music legend and activist Bruce Cockburn will headline the 2014 Fusion Festival in Surrey next month.
The annual festival, considered B.C.‘s largest multicultural celebration, takes place in Holland Park July 19 and 20. It attracts about 100,000 over two days.
In addition to Cockburn – a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and 12-time Juno award winner – the event will feature Juno award-nominees Hey Ocean, The Boom Booms, and folk singer Aidan Knight.
A special Salsa Sunday evening performance will include festival favourites Orquestra Tropicana and Ache Brasil. Other featured performers this year are Alpha Yaya Diallo, EnKarma, Bocephus King, T-Nile, Wil, Australia’s Ash Grunwald and Pete Werner.
Sunday morning will feature a new children’s matinee with puppets, stories, singers and the BC Junior Talent Search winners.
All concerts and entertainment are free.
The festival also brings together more than 35 international pavilions and exhibitors representing an array of countries, with the sights, sounds and tastes of the globe represented.
“It’s a fitting celebration of the unique cultural diversity we have in Surrey” said Coun. Mary Martin, chair of the city’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.
The 2013 Surrey Fusion Festival was named Best Festival in the World at the International GALA Awards held in Nashville, competing against top events from more than 30 countries.
The 2014 festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both July 19 and 20 in Holland Park, at King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road. Pets are not allowed on the festival grounds.
For more information and a performance schedule, check www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival