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Surrey Fusion Festival Sure to Hit a High Note with this Year’s Performance Line-up

June 13, 2016

Surrey, BC – Presenting sponsor Coast Capital Savings is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the 2016  Fusion Festival—BC’s largest multicultural celebration—taking place in Surrey on July 23 and 24 at Holland Park.

This year’s free festival will feature performers from around the world, including superstar Maxi Priest, who reached international success as the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 worldwide hit.  Also appearing is two-time Juno and Latin Grammy award winner Alex Cuba and Delhi to Dublin, one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands. Additional performances include: Good for Grapes, Thee Boom Booms, Ache Brasil and Kunda Africa.

“Fusion Festival will feature over 35 international pavilions and exhibitors who will present a delicious assortment of world cuisine while showcasing Surrey’s cultural diversity,” said City of Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner. “With five stages and 150 performers, there will something for everyone at this year’s event.”

“Surrey’s Fusion Festival is now in its ninth year and is a celebration of diversity through music, food and culture in stunning Holland Park,” said Councillor Mary Martin, Chair of Surrey's Diversity Advisory Committee. “I am so pleased to have this world class celebration hosted in Surrey.”

“With its exciting, culturally diverse program, the Surrey Fusion Festival brings youth and families together, breaking down barriers and creating a sense of belonging that is vitally important to young people’s well-being,” said Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings. “Coast Capital Savings is excited to support this event that aligns so well with our commitment to build a richer future for youth in our communities.”

Concerts and entertainment are free to the public. The event opens at 11 am.  Visit the Fusion Festival website at www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival for more information.

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For festival information: 

Mary Rukavina
Manager, Special Events and Filming
City of Surrey
604-591-4598
MRukavina@surrey.ca

For media inquiries:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor, City of Surrey
604-591-4519
OWLum@surrey.ca