The 5X Festival Block Party will return to Surrey later this spring, on Saturday, June 11, with thousands of ticket-holders expected at the event’s new venue, Holland Park.
On hold during the pandemic, June’s week-long 5X Festival is billed as “largest South Asian youth event in Canada. Maybe in history.”
Tickets for the single-day Block Party, available on eventbrite.ca, include concert access, an array of food vendors, art installations, a merch area, “and the finest brown escapist experience you’ve ever encountered,” says an Instagram post by 5xfest.
The festival’s big concert promises eight hours of live music by performers including Jasmine Sandlas, The PropheC, AR Paisley, Khanvict, Shreea Kaul, Ikky, Robyn Sandhu, REHMA and more, event organizers announced Wednesday (March 30).
The @5xfest Block Party will return to Surrey's Holland Park on June 11, with "huge" lineup announcement next Wednesday. Billed as "largest South Asian youth event in Canada. Maybe in history." Tix $30 now on sale@SurreyNowLeader #SurreyBC @dtsurreybia https://t.co/oFwQ3T95ut
— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) March 23, 2022
Pre-pandemic, the 2019 5X Fest Block Party in Surrey featured performances by Mickey Singh, Raja Kumari and others at Central City Plaza, with thousands in attendance. Artist Sidhu Moose Wala was pulled from the lineup last-minute, due to safety concerns from Surrey RCMP.
This year the event moves to Holland Park, located south of Central City Shopping Centre.
March 30 is the final day for “Early Bird” ticket sales, for 30 per cent off. After that date, tickets range from $40 to $50.
5X Festival is planned by Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC), a charity founded in 2004.
“Our vision is to build a world where we belong and thrive,” notes a post on 5xfest.com. “Our flagship event is a multi-day, multi-venue festival covering music, visual art, fashion, and culture. 5X also builds an online community through social media, 5X Press, and created content.”
VIBC hosts initiatives “to further support progressive South Asian artistic expression. Our signature initiative is 5X, the essential festival and digital community.”