LIVE MUSIC and DANCE STAGE

HUMBERSTONE GATE

TUESDAY 15 AUGUST - FRIDAY 18 AUGUST: 5.30PM - 11PM

SATURDAY 19 AUGUST: 10.45AM - 11.30PM

Bringing you the finest internationally acclaimed musicians and local Leicester performers, the live stage in Humberstone Gate will fill Leicester city centre with authentic sounds of South Asia for five sweet summer evenings and one full Saturday.

See the full line up below:

Tuesday 15th August

5PM - 11PM

DHOL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

5pm - 5.30pm

Leicester's original innovators of live Punjabi folk music

GUJURAT HINDU ASSOCIATION

5.30pm - 7pm

With a special flag ceremony, VIP guest speakers and a programme of community performance, GHA marks the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence.

BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND

with special guest violinist Jyotsna Srikanth

7.15pm - 8.15pm

WONDERGUPTA

(The Satellite State Disko)

8.30pm - 9pm

DJ set with current vintage global tunes.

TIGERSTYLE

9.15pm - 11pm

Pioneering their own fusion sound named Digi-Bhang, Tigerstyle is a Scottish bhangra DJ duo.

Thursday 17th August

5PM - 11PM

DHOL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

5pm - 5.30pm

Leicester's original innovators of live Punjabi folk music

IFFI-K

5.45pm - 7pm

Pakistan born, Leicester based Iffi-K fuses urban pop, R'n'B, hipi hop and reggaeton.

CENTRE FOR INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE

7.15pm - 8.30pm

CICD presents a wide range of Leicester's local and up-and-coming talent.

SAMIA MALIK

8.45pm - 10pm

World class British-Pakistani singer presenting Azaadi (Freedom).

AKI NAWAZ

10.15pm - 11pm

The Fun-Da-Mental frontman provides an eclectic DJ set.

Wednesday 16th August

5PM - 11PM

DHOL PLAYERS BAND BAJA

5pm - 5.30pm

SHABNAM KHAN

5.45pm - 7.15pm

MOHAMAD RAZA

7.30pm - 8.30pm

BAPI DAS BAUL

8.45pm - 9.45pm

Internationally renowned 8th generation Baul performer of Bengali mystical folk music.

DJ FRENZY

10pm - 11pm

Mixing bhangra beats with contemporary pop to give tracks a classic Frenzy twist.

Friday 18th August

5PM - 11.30PM

ETERNAL TAAL

5pm - 5.45pm

All female Bhangra with a modern twist!

SWAR MUSIC

6pm - 7.30pm

A traditional Raas Garba programme featuring guest artist from India, Rajesh Majithiya.

CIRCUS RAJ

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Rajastan's elite street art circus performers take the ancient circus format to new mystical heights.

DR DAS

9pm - 9.45pm

Asian Dub Foundation founding member with his special solo project.

REGGAE RAJAHS and BOBBY FRICTION

10pm - 11.30pm

India's first reggae and bass music sound system based in New Delhi, joined by international DJ Bobby Friction.

Saturday 19th August

10.45AM - 11.30PM

BHANGRA PUNJABIAN DA

10.45AM - 11.30AM

SWAR MUSIC 

11.30AM - 1PM

THE SONIA SABRI COMPANY

1.15PM - 2PM

A vibrant programme of folk, classical and funky dance styles.

PAKISTAN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (PYCA)

2.15PM - 3.30PM

A range of dynamic community performances coordinated by Leicester's Pakistan Youth and Community Association (PYCA), in partnership with South Asian Women's Association (SAWAL).

SANDEEP RAVAL and WAQAS CHOUDHARY

3.45PM - 4.30PM

Indian percussionist meets Pakistan musician Waqas Choudhary.

TAMIL FOUNDATION

4.45PM - 5PM

Traditional Tamil Folk dances.

NUPUR ARTS

5.15PM - 6.30PM

HAMID ALI NAQEEBI QAWAAL

6.45PM - 7.30PM

Award - winning Pakistani Qawaali, composer and singer.

SHAMA RAHMAN

7.45PM - 9PM

Singer-songwriter and sitar artist from Bangladesh.

WONDERGUPTA

(The Satellite State Disko)

9.15PM - 9.45PM

 

BANDISH PROJEKT

10PM - 11.30PM

Bandish Projekt merges Indian classical composition with experimental music.

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