A world of fun at Surrey Fusion Festival

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Last year's Surrey Fusion Festival attracted more than 100,000 people. This year's free festival takes place June 19 and 20, with a nighttime Saturday concert by headliner Bruce Cockburn (below).
— image credit: Jim Kinnear

Wondering Where the Lions Are? One beast of Canadian music will be right here in Surrey on Saturday.

Bruce Cockburn is the headlining act for this weekend’s Surrey Fusion Festival, taking place all day July 19 and 20 in Holland Park.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and 12-time Juno award winner will take the Concord Pacific World Music Stage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, following a day’s worth of non-stop entertainment on the same stage that will include Ash Grunwald, Aidan Knight, The Boom Booms and Hey Ocean!

On Sunday, the Concord stage hosts world instrumentalist Pavlo, as well as Alpha Yaya Diallo, African Stages, Ache Brasil and Tropicana.

Four other stages on site will feature back-to-back multicultural performances from an array of dancers and drummers and singers, and even turban-tying and Zumba lessons. (A full schedule of entertainment is available at www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival/78.aspx).

The festival, considered B.C.’s largest multicultural celebration, will also have dozens of international pavilions representing a variety of countries from around the globe, with colourful clothing and food aplenty.

Surrey Fusion Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both July 19 and 20 in Holland Park, at King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road. Admission to festival and concerts is free and tickets to buy food are available on site. Pets are not allowed on the festival grounds.

For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival

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