Diwali In Luton – October 27th 2018

ZEE DIWALI IN LUTON, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OM GROUP, IS SET TO HOST LUTON TOWN CENTRE’S FIRST OFFICIAL DIWALI FESTIVAL-27th OCTOBER 2018, ST GEORGE’S SQUARE, LUTON.

Music, dance and performances from a highly acclaimed British Asian musician and a singer who was featured on The X Factor – the line-up for Luton town centre’s first official Diwali festival has been announced.

Thousands are expected to flock to St George’s Square on Saturday 27th October, 12-7pm to enjoy a free family entertainment and a grand finale parade in celebration of Diwali – the popular Hindu festival of lights.

Tommy Sandhu

Hosted by DJ Tommy Sandhu, Diwali in Luton will include sets from UK and international performers including X Factor’s, Kiera Weathers and British Asian singer-songwriter, Navin Kundra.

Navin Kundra

Traditional dance acts include Bhangra Punjabian Da, K’z Dance Entertainment Ltd, Just Bollywood and Kalasagara UK as well as music from Asian band, Side Partition.

X Factor’s Kiera Weathers

Organised by Diwali in Luton, the festival promises to be one of the biggest cultural outdoor celebrations on the town centre calendar, and has been made possible thanks to sponsorship by Luton Business Improvement District, support from Om Group and funding from Arts Council England.

Roy Greening, general manager of The Mall Luton and Luton BID director said: “We are excited to hear the incredible line-up for the first ever town centre Diwali celebration and are delighted to be involved as a lead sponsor. There is a great mix of South Asian cultural performances which will add an atmosphere of excitement all over the town. We can’t wait.”

The event is also supported by Arts Council England, The Om Group, The Mall Luton, Zee TV, Radio Lab and BBC Three Counties. The parade will be organised by Milton Keynes based outdoor arts company Festive Road.

Keep up to date with all the latest on Diwali Luton at www.facebook.com/DiwaliinLuton OR visit www.diwaliinluton.co.uk.

Full line-up

12:00DJs & Host – Tommy Sandhu

12:30NGYT

12:45Ganesh Vandana & Spiritual Messages

13:00Kiera Weathers – X Factor

13:30Kalasagara UK

14:00Official Diwa lighting & Guest Speakers

14:15Gayatri Mantra

14:30Dhol Bhangra Smash Up

15:00Bhangra Punjabian Da

15:30 K’z Dance Entertainment Ltd

16:00Dusna Flashmob

16:15Side Partition

16:45Just Bollywood

17:15Navin Kundra

17:45Aarti, Kirtan, Bhajan

18:00Parade Finale

19:00End

Notes to Editors

Luton Business Improvement District (BID)

Luton BID was officially launched following a successful vote by local businesses in October 2014 to make Luton town centre a designated Business Improvement District.

A BID is a defined area where the rate-paying businesses decide on improvements to their area, they then vote on the plans and agree to invest in the delivery of activities which directly impact upon their business turnover and profit. This money is then ring-fenced to provide the improvements agreed through the BID plan and can be used to generate other revenue to boost the pot of money available to deliver the plan.

Business representatives in Luton have developed a five year action plan around the key objectives of promoting the area. These objectives are to ensure the town centre is accessible and appealing, to provide a safe and attractive environment for businesses and visitors, to support and promote business growth and to develop and invest in a sense of community.

pfbb UK is a specialist BID Project Management company which develops and manages a wide range of Business Improvement Districts across the UK including town centres and industrial estates.

 

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