k-os is the headlining act at Surrey's Fusion Festival in July.

Bringing a little k-os to the Fusion Festival

Headliners announced for Surrey celebration scheduled for July 20-21.



Get your crab in a bucket and get on down to the Fusion Festival in July.

The City of Surrey announced Thursday the headlining act at the summer celebration will be Canadian rapper/rocker/hip hopper k-os. The Juno and Much Music Video award winner will take to the stage July 20, performing selections from his platinum sales-achieving recordings – such as Crabbuckit, Sunday Morning and Man I Used to Be.

The free family festival takes place July 20 and 21 in Holland Park. Organizers expect 100,000 people to attend over the two days.

Also in the performance lineup this year are hipsters The Zola’s, South Asian vocalist Shweta Subram, indie rockers Zerbin, Peak Performance finalists Jordan Klassen and hip hop artist Kyprios. Jim Byrnes and Steve Dawson will also be celebrating 15 years of musical collaborations with a special set.

New this year is an entertainment line-up on Saturday afternoon geared to seniors with Dixieland performers, chorus groups and even senior’s bhangra dancing. Sunday morning will also feature a new children’s matinee with puppets, stories, singers and the BC Junior Talent Search winners. Plus, the Fusion PowWow is back again this year, as are the 30-plus cultural pavilions representing countries from around the globe.

“Our theme this year is ‘Welcome’ and we’re inviting everyone to come and experience the cultural richness of our community,” said Coun. Mary Martin, chair of Surrey’s Diversity Advisory Committee.”

Holland Park is located at the corner of King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road in North Surrey. Events begin at 11 a.m. each day.

“Fusion Festival is a celebration of our community’s diversity with over 35 cultural pavilions, food and great live entertainment that will showcase Surrey’s spirit,” said Mayor Dianne Watts.

For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival

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