BBC Asian Network brings hottest Asian beats To Regent Street Festival this Sunday
This year the Regent Street Festival will be the jewel in the crown of the India Now season; the Mayor of London’s three-month celebration of India, and BBC Asian Network will be bringing the sound of Asian Britain to the festival with the hottest Asian acts around.
The massive free street event takes place on Sunday 2 September 2007 and will showcase all the flair, colour and magic of India from 12 noon until 8pm. Regent Street will be closed to traffic, as dance processions and musical displays transport audiences to a country famed for its exotic festivals.
BBC Asian Network will present the main stage bringing the sound of Asian Britain to the festival. Headline acts include Hard Kaur, Rishi Rich Showcase featuring H.Dhami and Mumzy, Panjabi Hit Squad featuring Ms Scandalous and Alyssia, Lippicool, Niraj Chag, Sona Family and Prithpal.
Award winning DJ Bobby Friction, talented urban turntablist DJ Kayper and radio presenter Noreen will be hosting the stage. World music DJ Pathaan will also be bringing the sounds of the globe together in one place at Heddon Street from their unmissable pink Asian Network station wagon!
Regent Street Festival is the climax of the Mayor of London’s three month India Now season, which has seen over 200 cultural organisations and attractions participate across London. India Now showcases India's contribution to world culture, its rich tradition and most importantly celebrates new Indian trends across business, art, film, theatre, food, music and fashion.
“The Regent Street Festival is a highlight of London’s calendar of summer events, this year made even more special as it celebrates the colour and excitement of modern India. As the culmination of London’s spectacular India Now Festival, this year’s Indian-themed Regent Street Festival captures London’s growing relationship with India and provides an exploration of India's culture and its contribution to London life.”
Ken Livingstone – Mayor of London.