5X Festival #ComeTogether In September 60 Performers 30 Artists
5X Festival To #ComeTogether This September 60 Performers 30 Artists 14 Days
5X Festival To #ComeTogether This September 60 performers, 30 artists, and 14 days. 5X IRL (in real life) is back!
Art installations, pop-up dances, stimulating discourse, musical performances, and more —
5X Fest 2021 will deliver their trademark forward-thinking programming and spirit in a pandemic-friendly environment.
We’ve been through a lot this year and we’ve changed. Both locally and globally. It’s time to #ComeTogether as one family – to connect, to celebrate, to create magic … together! 5X’s 2021 festival will deliver its trademark forward-thinking programming and spirit in a pandemic-friendly environment. With 60 performers and 30 artists over 14 days – it’s time to #ComeTogether again for 5X Fest, a multi-day, multi-venue festival covering music, visual art, fashion, and culture.
With events taking place across Vancouver and Surrey, 5X Fest is the essential festival and digital community elevating South Asian youth culture. Their vision is to build a world where their audience not only belongs but thrives.
The marquee festival event is an outdoor block party, ordinarily averaging 10,000 attendees. Ready to get back to IRL (in-real life) events but monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Blockparty is back, but micro-sized with a 300 person capacity.
The 5X Fest Blockparty 2021 will be held September 17-19 at The Beaumont Studios. This indoor/outdoor location is perfect for rain or shine. Spotlighting over 25 artists and creators from various genres that will #ComeTogether in a unique pop-up venue and art gallery featuring the work of local artists and designers.
Guest artists across the 3 days include:
SPECIAL GUEST TBA
Their #ComeTogether art lounge will feature 6 bespoke collaborations between local creatives that have been under production through the summer. This pandemic-era initiative allowed 5X to organize and document eight collaboration sessions pairing local artists that have never worked together before. The art that is created from these collaborations will be showcased as art installation pieces at the festival. 5X Fest will also be releasing edited behind-the-scenes footage to Instagram and YouTube for you to follow their journey from creation to completion.
Doors for the 5X Blockparty 2021 open at 5pm on Friday with the show running from 6-10pm; 3pm on Saturday with the show running from 4-10pm; and 3pm on Sunday with the show running from 4-10pm. As space is limited, visit Eventbrite to get your tickets today.
Attendees should note that 5X Fest will be adhering to all public health recommendations regarding face coverings, social distancing and group socializing in public. The event will have sanitizing touchpoints, sanitizer available to guests on site, COVID-19 symptom checks for staff and guests before entering the space and a COVID-19 Questionnaire for attendees filled out via QR Code. If you begin experiencing a fever, new cough or difficulty breathing, organizers ask that you please not attend for the safety of all involved.
5X Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Creative BC, Government of Canada, BC Arts Council, City of Surrey, and the City of Vancouver.
For more information on 5X Festival or to purchase tickets please visit: www.5xfest.com.
5X is a global brand and online community that champions South Asian youth culture for ages 16-35. They bring the liberated spaces of social media into a real, physical experience. Their flagship Surrey festival, taking inspiration from both SXSW and Afropunk, features the best of South Asian music, art, fashion, and film. For more information, visit www.5xfest.com
5X Fest 2021 | September 6 – 19, 2021 | Vancouver/Surrey
Schedule of Events
We’ve been through a lot this year. We’ve changed. Both locally and globally. It’s time to come together as one family. To connect. To celebrate. To create magic – together! 60 performers. 30 artists. Our 2021 festival will deliver our trademark forward-thinking programming and spirit in a pandemic friendly environment, following all public safety
What: A series of 5 IG live panels
When: September 6-10, 2021
Where: Instagram Live
More: The pandemic has changed us all. What have we learned? What will we carry forward? And how can we build back better? Featuring some of our favorite global creators and streamed live
What: Pop-up performances across Surrey
When: September 10 & 11, 2021
Where: Various Locations, Surrey
More: Our roots are in dance. And what better way to help people #cometogether. This flash mob-style celebration of the South Asian movement will see 8 local dance crews do pop-up performances at iconic Surrey locations over the course of a weekend.
5X Block Party
What: Our flagship event, micro-sized!
When: September 17-19
Where: The Beaumont, Vancouver
Buy tickets HERE.
Spotlighting local creators, over 20 performers from various genres come together in a unique pop-up venue and art gallery featuring the work of local artists and designers. Our 2021 festival will deliver our trademark forward-thinking programming and spirit in a pandemic friendly environment, following all public safety guidelines
What: Our signature club night
When: September 18, 2021
Where: Celebrities, Vancouver
An adaptation of a classic – for pandemic times. Our trademark club night featuring the city’s best talent at the iconic Celebrities nightclub