The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (“VIBC”) presents the largest Bhangra Festival in North America, City of Bhangra Festival, in Vancouver from June 11th to June 18th. This massive celebration will include 350+ performers at these events and more:
Opening Party, Crash an Indian Wedding
Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9:00pm to 2:00am
Club 560, Vancouver (19+)
Indian weddings are lavish affairs ending with epic receptions. VIBC invites you to come out and enjoy this extravagant event; put on your party dress but no gifts please! Featuring local DJ Khanvict, aka Asad Khan, the top South Asian/Fusion wedding DJ on the west coast. He won accolades at the BC Wedding Awards, and the South Asian Wedding Awards.
Where Not to do Bhangra
Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Rio Theatre, Vancouver (19+)
Take I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken, throw in some burlesque bhangra, and you’ve got a crazy night of comedy, dance, and pure entertainment. Pushing buttons and pushing boundaries.
Bhangra on Main
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Fox Cabaret, Vancouver (19+)
Experience the intimate side of bhangra in this all-acoustic evening featuring renowned Punjabi musician and singer Vijay Kumar Yamla. Narration by Vancouver’s Mo Dhaliwal. More Info
Bhangra: SHE – Presented by TD Bank Group
Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
FREE event at Kwantlen Polytechnic, Surrey
Strong, creative, empowered and empowering: join six fearless young women as they share their stories of struggle and achievement on the way to success. Featuring activists and educators, DJs and producers, actors, rappers, and filmmakers, this one-day event is open to everyone, but especially South Asian youth with an interest in the arts, identity, and the politics of gender. Featuring Horsepowar (Jasleen Powar), Bianca Maieli, Rakhi Mutta, Kiran Rai, Jasmine Sandlas, and Malinder Tooray.
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 4:00 to 10:00pm
FREE at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza
Don’t miss Vancouver’s BIGGEST backyard party of the year: a two-day open-stage party for the whole family with nonstop bhangra in the heart of the city. With over 325 local, national, and international superstars, VIBC will have you up and dancing!
VIBC Official Afterparty
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:00pm
Club 560, Vancouver (19+)
All of these events and more can be found online along with ticket information. Save money by booking in advance.
Win Tickets to the Opening Party
I have a pair of tickets to give away to the Opening Party, Crash an Indian Wedding on June 11th. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Follow the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society on Twitter and Facebook for more information.
Update The winner is Patricia!