Celebrate Diwali Safely at the 5X Festival Mainstage

Normally the Diwali Season would be full of galas, parties and events; however unfortunately this year, as we battle a global pandemic we struggle with finding ways to celebrate Diwali in smaller, more intimate ways. This hasn’t held the local music festival, 5X Festival back, who will be celebrating Diwali with their 5X MainStage Event on November 14th.

The festival app, powered by global wellness and fan engagement platform Stepathlon, has provided a positive alternative outlet for so many South Asian students and young adults who otherwise have a lack of outlets during these unprecedented times.

The app provides a place for creativity to bloom, encourage physical activity and to connect with other like-minded youth from across the globe.

Over the past few months the festival has gone global and tripled their engagement with over 30k digital festival attendees versus their average 10k in person attendees. Tripling in size during a global pandemic has been a huge win for the local festival.

Their MainStage event will include headliners: The Sandy Lion, Kay Ray, Avan Jogia, Pallavi Sharda, Alok Menon, BFunk, Navpreet Banga of Brown Girl Lifts, and Sangtar.

The digital festival has already featured the likes of Lisa Ray, Jazzy B, Cartel Madras, Saint Soldier, Raaginder, Horsepowar – all providing exclusive content specifically for the 5X Festival audience.

For those still interested in participating and taking part in the 5X Mainstage on November 14 from 1-5pm, all they have to do is sign-up at www.5xfest.com.

5X Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Surrey, City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia.


5X is a global brand and online community that champions South Asian youth culture for ages 16-35. They bring the liberated spaces of social media into a real, physical experience.

Their flagship Surrey festival, taking inspiration from both SXSW and Afropunk, features the best of South Asian music, art, fashion, and film. For more information, visit www.5xfest.com






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