Great Hall Stage and Albert Square, 2pm
spectacular programme of stage and street entertainment including Bhangra,
classical & Bollywood dance & music, fireworks and & more
40 musicians and 20
dancers from Global Groves
carnival arts company will be performing in Albert Square and the Parade.
Mahasweta Mukherjee, a renowned, experienced & most
versatile presenter will be hosting the Great Hall stage. Her charismatic
presence on the show is sure to lift it to an altogether different level.
Based in Manchester, she has worked as a radio presenter & is now hosting
events all over UK.
Channi Singh is the first Punjabi singer to be
honoured with an OBE from the Queen for his services to Bhangra music. Channi
Singh and daughter Mona will be
performing on the Marquee stage.
Nachda Sansaar Traditional Bhangra dancers will be performing on the two stages
been the event host at
some of the most important events on the corporate calendar; her previous
clients including giants such as
Pepsi, P&G, Nissan,
Apple, HSBC, Vodafone to name a few.
With more than 12 years of
experience and 25 countries visited
Minoti Parikh has
established herself as one of the most well-
respected and sought after
Master of Ceremonies.
Minoti will be hosting the
Connection a new
collaboration of Bollywood Brass Band with violinist Jyotsna Srikant will be
premiered in Manchester.
Rahmania, a new show celebrating the 50th birthday of A R
Rahman will be performed for the first time in Manchester.
The Explosive Band Baja eye-catching outfits, electrifying sounds,
energetic musicians and live performance is an unmissable international
touring act. The Explosive Band Baja has performed across Europe, Middle East
and the Indian sub-continent.
Lantern Procession 7pm to 7.30pm
Come and meet The Lantern Company's magical Great
Crested Crane puppets who will be roaming around Albert Square during the
day and joining the illuminated parade for the evenings finale.
and Madura Godbole will be performing a duet classical dance in
finalists for the 2017 National Bhangra festival, is the coming together of
several friends with a shared passion for Live Music. Based in Manchester
they are hugely inspired by the UK Bhangra Legends. They are sure to keep the
crowds dancing all the way through with their high-energy Bhangra Music.
Rainbow Stilt Walkers from the Fools Paradise
Company will be performing
in Albert Square and in the Procession after dark.
Santosh Menon & Shrikanth
from Annapurna Indian Dance Company
will be presenting a beautiful classical dance in Bharatnatyam style.
A Blessing from Durga
After dark a beautiful
lantern procession will lead into an amazing Finale show created and produced
by outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank.