This year’s 5X Festival celebrations have just been super-sized with a free kickoff event added to the lineup this coming weekend. The festival celebrates the best of South Asian music, art, and creativity June 11-17, 2022 starting with a Blockparty and followed by the free community celebration, the infamous Art Party, a night of storytelling with 5X Podcasts, and culminating with 5X Pride.
5X Festival Lineup
Saturday, June 11 from 11:30am to 6:00pm at Holland Park
Tickets include concert access, an array of food vendors, art installations, a merchandise area and the finest brown escapist experience you’ve ever encountered. Tickets are available online for $30.
5X Reopening Celebration
Saturday, June 11 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Holland Park
Featuring viral Jalebi-baby sensation Tesher, local super-producer Intense, JUNO Award winner DJ Shub, the iconic Delhi 2 Dublin, and various other personalities and community heroes, this free community event will take place immediately after the 5X Blockparty.
5X Art Party
Sunday, June 12 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm @ Beaumont Studios, Vancouver
The hottest South Asian art event of the year. The 5X Art Party is home to all the coolest movers and shakers, creators and creatives the lower mainland has to offer. Sold out every year so get your tickets now, they’re available online for $30.
5X Podcasts: The Power of Storytelling
Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Decibel Warehouse, Surrey
Meet your favourite storytellers IRL and join our intimate night with podcast hosts Harpo of Brown Girl Guilt and Pammy of Coaches Don’t Play. Tickets are available online for $5.
Friday, June 17 from 6:00pm to 12:00am @ Beaumont Studios, Vancouver
All are welcome! Join the 5X Wrap Party and celebrate Pride Month with a screening of Emergence:Out Of The Shadows, DJ sets from the No Nazar crew (LA), and a performance by desi drag queen Jolene Sloan. Tickets are available online for $20.
5X is the essential festival and digital community elevating South Asian youth culture. Run year-round by a young team of activists and thought leaders from Surrey, 5X Fest is the organization’s flagship event. Championing the best of South Asian music, art and culture for millennial and Gen Z audiences, the festival brings the liberated spaces of social media into a real, physical experience. For more information and updates about the 5X Festival, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.