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Eastenders star Amira to attend Londons Popular Asian Festival!

Presenters Adil Ray, Jas Rao, Noreen and Murtz will be fronting the event at Gunnersbury Park in Ealing on Sunday (16th August), and they'll be introducing some of the biggest names in British Asian music including Navin Kundra, Des-C and Amar.  In addition, former favourite boy band B21 will be performing an exclusive two tracks for their long awaited album. This year's international line up boasts Canadian born Roach Killa and Denmark based Outlandish.

EastEnders star Preeya Kalidas will be bringing some glamour to the event as she joins Adil Ray on stage to welcome the crowds. The actress, who plays Amira Shah, will then chat to Murtz live on the Asian Network about her life and her new role in Albert Square.

Preeya Kalidas

The Asian Network's Mix Tent features Panjabi Hit Squad; DJ Kayper Sonny Ji; Ameet Chana; Nerm; Dipps; Kan -D-man & Limelight who will be mixing up the freshest Desi beats, hip-hop, Bhangra and drum ‘n’ bass, showcasing the station's commitment to new music. 

Live coverage of all the action from Gunnersbury Park will be broadcast on the Asian Network from 2pm and for the first time this year, the station is hosting a live web cast.

Live coverage can be accessed online at / asiannetwork / DAB / Sky 0119 / Freeview 709 / Freesat 709 / Virgin 912

Notes to Editors:
    • BBC Asian Network is a national digital radio station that reaches out to 420, 000 listeners a week.
    • Since launching as a national station in 2002, Asian Network is now one of the leading Asian Radio stations in the UK.
    • The station sound has a distinctive mix of British Asian, Bollywood, Bhangra, news, debate, languages, entertainment and live events with a real focus on promoting and highlighting British Asian talent.
    • BBC Asian Network plays hosts to the best in Asian talent including presenters such as Adil Ray, Nikki Bedi, Nihal, Bobby Friction, Raj & Pablo, Ameet Chana.
Running Order
13.15-13.35     Jaswinder Daghamia
14.00-14.25     Reenie
14.50-15.20     Navin Kundra with Live Band
15.50-16.20     Roach Killa with Surinder Rattan, Joga & Parichay
16.50-17.15     Des-C with Live Band
17.45-18.15     B21
18.40-19.30     Outlandish
19.50-20.20     Amar Feat. Jim Beanz & Rebel
13.00-14.00     Dipps Bhamrah
14.00-15.00     Sonny Ji
15.00-15.30     Charles Bosco
15.30-16.20     Dipps Bhamrah / Ameet Chana
16.20-16.50     Zeekay
16.50-17.30     Dj Kayper
17.30-18.00     Roach Killa with Surinder Rattan, Joga & Parichay

18.00-18.45     Panjabi hit Squad
17.30-19.20     Mumzy / Veronica

19.20-19.50     Kan D Man & DJ Limelight
19.50-20.30     Nerm