Victoria-raised Nelly Furtado in a promo video for The Ride, her latest album.

Fusion Festival sets by Nelly Furtado and others in Surrey this summer (videos)

Classified, Alx Veliz, The Zolas added to lineup at Holland Park on July 22-23

SURREY — Nelly Furtado has some company at this year’s Surrey Fusion Festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer.

Rapper-producer Classified, Latin pop singer Alx Veliz, indie-rock band The Zolas, Carmanah, Crystal Shawanda, Warren Dean Flandez and others have been added to the festival lineup at Holland Park on July 22 and 23.

Admission is free at the multicultural food and music fest, to feature six stages, 45 cultural pavilions, a “Canada 150” area in celebration of the nation’s 150th birthday, trampoline performers, a sports zone and more. Visit surreyfusionfestival.ca for details.

“Surrey has so much to celebrate this year, as it is both Fusion Festival’s 10th anniversary celebration, as well as Canada’s 150th birthday,” stated Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner.

Furtado was announced as the festival’s headliner back in February, along with main performers at the City of Surrey’s other major events this year, including the band Hedley on Canada Day.

Other artist booked to play Fusion this year include White Thunder Dance Theatre, Sagkeeng’s Finest, Jory Kinjo, Nuela Charles, William Prince, Kytami, Desi Sub Culture, Bobs & Lolo and Karen Flamenco.

Furtado’s sixth studio album, The Ride, was released on March 31.

“Her career has spanned two decades, reaching every part of the globe,” reads a bio on the Fusion Festival website. “Five albums. Over 16+ million records sold worldwide. Her name is Nelly Furtado, and the Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping luminary is back like she never left. Get ready for The Ride.

The Ride is Nelly Furtado’s journey, living life through experiences that oftentimes felt like a carnival ride – one point it’s exciting and the next you want to hop off and regain stability. The project contains songs that are fragments of life’s moments that Nelly experienced along the way. ‘I let experience be the most important thing,’ she explains, and that all came down to her wanderlust.”

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