Posted on May 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Events What's Happenin'

DesiFest to take over Dundas Square (Toronto)

Canada’s largest South Asian music concert desiFEST (presented by Rogers) will be bringing Toronto its 2nd annual “Bollywood In the Square” free outdoor movie night from 7-10 PM on Friday, May 27, 2011 free for audiences at Yonge-Dundas Square.  If you live in the area, you should be sure to check out the festivities.  The artist line up at the festival is sure to provide hours of entertainment.

desiFEST made history last year partnering with OMNI Television to present Toronto’s first ever outdoor Bollywood movie screening. “Bollywood In The Square” set a new movie attendance record at Yonge-Dundas Square with over 5,000 unique visitors enjoying the hit Bollywood movie “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” alongside South Asian delicacies and free OMNI henna tattoos.

This year, desiFEST will bringing “Golmaal 3” for Toronto audiences to enjoy. Part of India’s first ever movie trilogy, “Golmaal 3” stars Bollywood heartthrob Ajay Devgan alongside the sultry Kareena Kapoor. “Golmaal 3” was the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010, and holds the title of fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

After enjoying “Bollywood In The Square”, come kick-off the Summer with thousands celebrating South Asian artists and arts at desiFEST on Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 11 AM-11 PM. desiFEST (presented by Rogers) features contemporary indo-jazz fusion, global beats and cutting edge performances boasting 12 hours of foot-tapping music. Included in the celebrations are South Asian delicacies in the food market, artisans in the merchant market and a kids zone entertaining kids with a popular bouncy castle.

“desiFEST” (presented by Rogers) is Canada’s only national South Asian music Festival. Creating opportunities for South Asian artists and South Asian inspired music, the event strengthens local communities, inspires youth, and supports the arts community in Canada.  The festival has toured Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver showcasing over 75 incredible artists and over 24 hours of music each year. For more information visitwww.desifest.ca.