Thousands of people filled Central City plaza Saturday (June 15) for the second annual 5X Festival Block Party.
5X Festival executive director Taryn Nayar said between 5,000 and 7,000 people were expected to show up throughout the day.
“If you look around, you can see we’ve got a lot of people out. People are excited,” Nayar told the Now-Leader during the festival.
“I mean last year was dope,” he said. “I think this year what I’m excited about is people showed up earlier in the day than last year. I feel like we’re growing, which is really exciting.”
5X Block Party included performances from Mickey Singh, Raja Kumari, Jaz Dhami, Intense and Decibel Entertainment.
Artist Sidhu Moose Wala was pulled from the lineup last minute, due to safety concerns from the Surrey RCMP.
“Although we disagree, we have removed him from the lineup in order to proceed with the festival,” 5X Festival said in a statement following the decision.