HSBC City of Bhangra Festival (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The HSBC City of Bhangra Festival will take place May 31st to June 10th, 2012 and is set to be one of the biggest must-see spring events in Metro Vancouver. This year’s festival line-up includes over 14 independent events, hundreds of performers, and international artists from the U.K., New York and India.

The festival will include free concerts and dance performances at the Vancouver Art Gallery, bhangra workshops, a bhangra conference, percussion events, and VIBC’s newest event, Celebrate the Harvest, a bhangra block party in Surrey where the beats, rhythms and movements of Bhangra come alive with local singing sensations and bhangra dance teams.

 

Free Ticket Giveaway

 

City of Bhangra: Basement Bhangra

Friday, June 8th, 9:00 pm to late – W2 Media Café, Woodward’s

THE CITY OF BHANGRA FESTIVAL WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT AN OPPORTUNITY TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY!

Bhangra parties are renowned for their raucous energy and infectious rhythms. Bhangra fans and dance enthusiasts alike will be delighted to know that there will be two nights of great music and dance at the W2 Media Café in the Woodward’s Heritage Building. Originally a department store, the Woodward’s building has been transformed into one of the most dynamic spaces in the city.

Woodward’s Bhangra opens with DJ Rekha, the London-born musician, DJ, producer and activist. DJ Rekha’s “Basement Bhangra” nights have been going for 15 years in New York City, truly a fixture in the club scene and an internationally recognized institution. This night, DJ Rekha spins her Bhangra selects, joined by many festival performers.

We have one pair of tickets available to give away for this event. To be eligible just post a comment below saying that you want them. We’ll pick a random winner next week and notify the winner by email.


City of Bhangra: Ambassadors of Bhangra

Saturday, June 9th, 9:00 pm to late – W2 Media Café, Woodward’s

The second night at Woodward’s features Tarli Digital – a musician, producer and DJ born and bred in the heart of the UK Bhangra scene, Birmingham. Tarli Digital will spin the rhythms, old and new, representing the diverse sounds of the British Bhangra scene. Truly an ambassador for the form Tarli Digital’s set will play like a cocktail of nostalgia and high-energy dance beats. Joining Tarli Digital will be a host of our own diplomats from the Bhangra DJ scene, presenting the sound and experience that fuels every South Asian celebration in the region.

We have one pair of tickets available to give away for this event. To be eligible just post a comment below saying that you want them. We’ll pick a random winner next week and notify the winner by email.


For a second chance to win tickets to the above events tweet the following:

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Updated Friday, May 25th: Congratulations to Kristina who has won two tickets to the Basement Bhangra event, and to Jax who has won two tickets to the Ambassadors of Bhangra event! Please check your email inboxes for further details on how to go about claiming your tickets.

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