Stage set for this summer’s Fusion Festival

Bedouin Soundclash, Jay Sean headlining July event in Surrey.

Bedouin Soundclash will be featured at the 2011 Surrey Fusion Festival

Last year, more than 90,000 people partied at the Surrey Fusion Festival.

And with this year’s entertainment lineup, there’s bound to be at least that many filling Holland Park for the two-day multicultural celebration.

The city has announced it is bringing the award-winning group Bedouin Soundclash, as well as British pop star Jay Sean to stage.

Bedouin Soundclash are known for their upbeat hits When The Night Feels My Song and Walls Fall Down, while Jay Sean has exploded on the music scene with top-10 tracks Do You Remember and Down.

As in past years, the Fusion Festival, which takes plays July 16-17, will also feature pavilions representing more than 30 cultures which will offer a variety of food, costume, dance and music.

“Fusion Festival is a unique event that celebrates Surrey’s cultural diversity, we are pleased that Surrey plays host to B.C.’s largest multicultural festival,” said Coun. Barinder Rasode, chair of Surrey’s Multicultural Advisory Committee. “While we enjoy diverse food and world class entertainment we are celebrating that we are all more similar than different.”

The festivities kick off July 16 with a Kla-How-Eya pow-wow and then several stages will open with cultural drummers, dancers, musicians and singers.

Other performers over the weekend will include Bombino, Raghav, Leela Gilday, Babe Gurr, Mojo Zydeco, Kytami, Jordan Cook and many more.

Visit www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival for further details.

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