Cultural fusion at Surrey festival

Free Fusion Festival takes place July 18 and 19 in Holland Park.

Jazzy B is one of the headlining entertainers at this year's Surrey Fusion Festival

Get a taste of Surrey’s diversity when the seventh-annual Fusion Festival takes over Holland Park next weekend.

The two-day event features back-to-back entertainment on five stages, plus dozens of cultural pavilions highlighting the food, traditions, arts and colourful attire of numerous countries.

Headlining Saturday on the Concorde Pacific World Music Stage is bhangra star Jazzy B featuring Miss Kaur, while world-renowned Latin musician Jose Feliciano will headline on the same stage Sunday evening.

Everything from pipers, to Chinese dancers, to a Santana cover band, to fiddling will provide non-stop entertainment on three other stages from morning to night.

There will also be a celebrity cooking stage where special guests, including MasterChef Canada winner David Jorge, will give demonstrations.

Get a glimpse of the world at the nearly 50 cultural pavilions on site. New this year are representatives of Afghanistan, England, Iran, Scotland, Thailand and Vietnam.

Admission to the festival and entertainment is free. Tickets to buy food at the pavilions are for sale on site.

The 2015 Surrey Fusion Festival takes place July 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. Holland Park is located at King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road.

For more information, including the full line-up of performers and demonstrations, a list of cultural pavilions and other things to do at the festival, check www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival

Video from last year’s Surrey Fusion Festival:

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