Thousands celebrate at Vodafone Diwali @ Millennium Point

Thousands celebrate at Vodafone Diwali @ Millennium Point

Thousands of people turned out for the free annual Diwali celebration at Millennium Point on Saturday, which was sponsored this year by mobile phone giant Vodafone.

Top Asian stars such as Raghav, Navin Kundra and 3 Mix wowed the crowds at the free concert, which finished with a fantastic fireworks display. Up and coming star Karen David, who can currently be seen in a cameo role in new film Couples Retreat, also performed her new single.

People of all ages enjoyed the fun and entertainment throughout the day, including a mass open air Garba Raas (traditional folk dance), bhangra and Bollywood dancing demonstrations, live music and theatre. The Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Wilkes and the President of the Hindu Council of Birmingham, Mahendra Dabhi, formally welcomed people to the event, which celebrates the traditional Indian Festival of Lights.

Other artist performing on the day included Billa Sohota, Sabrina, Biti, S&J Stars, Eternal Taal and Desi Nach.

Cllr Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport & Culture said, “Birmingham City Council is proud to support a range of community events throughout the year, and these free celebrations allow everyone to come together to have fun and to share each other’s wonderful cultural traditions.”

Mahendra Dabhi, President of the Hindu Council of Birmingham said, “This free event has now grown to be the largest Diwali celebration in the West Midlands – Millennium Point was transformed to showcase the rich and vibrant culture of India. Top acts performed alongside exciting new young talent from a variety of backgrounds.”

The Vodafone Diwali is organised by the Hindu Council of Birmingham with support from Birmingham City Council, also in association with NUR 76, B4U Music and Film, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, Asian FX and the Eastern Media Group.

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Venue: Diwali@Millennium Point
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