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Celebrate the 11th annual South Asian music showcase on June 3
Date: Apr 24 2017 Submitted By:  

Celebrate the 11th annual South Asian music showcase on June 3, 2017 at
Yonge-Dundas Square

Toronto, CA (April 20th) –desiFEST is back! Canada’s premier South Asian Urban Music platform is set to celebrate year 11 with its annual FREE concert on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at Yonge-Dundas Square.

In conjunction with returning sponsor TD and hosted by founder Sathish Bala (also known as SatsB), desiFEST will introduce emerging acts and bring popular favourites together for a star-studded line up. Along with the music, visitors get a taste of South Asian cuisine at the outdoor food market, experience family fun at the Kids Zone, engage in multiple interactive onsite activations, and walk away winners with countless giveaways. There is something for everyone.

We don’t want to give all our secrets away just yet, but we can reveal the 2017 artist bill includes a collection of artists representing, Ontario, Montreal, Vancouver, India, Pakistan, Australia and Singapore; acts will perform in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, English and more.

desiFEST is proud to host homegrown talent JoSH (Toronto), Lady Kash (Singapore), Global Party Starters (Vancouver) and at least 18 other incredible acts.The show will present a mix of dancers, solo performances, and bands.

“We couldn’t stop after the 10th year! While there has been so much progress, we are still far from having a national platform and support by local communities. South Asian artists in the Desi Urban genre face many hurdles. We are committed to shining the spotlight on these talents them and creating opportunities for the next generation in Canada and across the globe.” (desiFEST founder – Sathish Bala)

Since its inception in 2007, desiFEST has grown in both size and influence, attracting big name acts from across the country and overseas. desiFEST has been host to fan favourites including Master D, Apache Indian, Mickey Singh, Zack Knight, Raxstar, EnKarma, Taz & StereoNation and many more.

desiFEST continues to offer a platform for recognition and growth. Mark your calendar, June 3, 2017 – desiFEST year 11 – you don’t want to miss it!

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