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Mumford & Sons Kicks Off World Class Summer Event Series in City Centre

Mumford & Sons Perform at Holland Park in Surrey on May 24, 2013

May 27, 2013

Surrey, BC - Surrey rocked it on the weekend as 25,000 gathered in Holland Park for a sold out performance of UK folk rock band Mumford & Sons. Mumford & Sons won both a Grammy Award and a Juno Award this year for their second studio album Babel.

The four hour show was opened by UK indie rock band Mystery Jets and British soul artist Michael Kiwanuka.

“Cultural festivals and major events like Mumford & Sons bring vibrancy, energy and atmosphere to our City Centre” said City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “Not only do these events make Surrey a great place to live, they are vital to creating a vibrant metropolitan centre.”

Holland Park was designed as an urban park to bring major celebrations to the emerging city centre. With over 16 acres, Holland Park hosts numerous large scale community events annually.

“Holland Park is a gem in our city centre that anchors many top calibre events” said Councillor Linda Hepner, Chair, Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee. “We’ve been putting on great events there since the 2010 Winter Olympics and we’ll continue to build on that success over the coming years.”

Other city centre events occurring in the 2013 calendar year include: Party for the Planet held in late April, the upcoming Fusion Festival (July 20 & 21), and the Surrey International Music Marathon planned for September 29th.

Outside the city centre, Surrey’s Canada Day event held in Cloverdale is the largest in Western Canada, the Surrey Children’s Festival was held over the weekend at Bear Creek Park, the annual Vaisakhi Parade with as estimated 200,000 person attendance was held in April, and the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair held over the Victoria Day long weekend are great examples of signature events held in the City. For more information on events visit www.surrey.ca/events

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Laurie Cavan, General Manager
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604-598-5760

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