After more than a year of keeping apart, 5X Fest invites audiences to #ComeTogether this September as one family – to connect, to celebrate, to create magic … together! 5X’s 2021 festival is preparing a pandemic-friendly line up with 60 performers and 30 artists over 14 days, at multiple festival venues, covering music, visual art, fashion and culture.
With a vision to build a world where their audience not only belongs, but thrives, 5X Fest events take place across Vancouver and Surrey, with events in-person, indoors and out, as well as a digital community elevating South Asian youth culture. Events include;
5X Talks – September 6-10
A series of live panels on Instagram Live
5X Moves – September 10-11
Pop-up performances throughout Surrey
5X Afterparty – September 18
The Festival’s signature club night at Celebrities Nightclub
(Capacity is limited to 250 guests)
The marquee festival event is the 5X Fest Blockparty 2021, ordinarily averaging 10,000 attendees. Ready to get back to IRL (in-real life) events but monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Blockparty is back, but micro-sized with a 300 person capacity.
The outdoor will be held September 17-19 at The Beaumont Studios. This indoor/outdoor location is perfect for rain or shine. Spotlighting over 25 artists and creators from various genres that will #ComeTogether in a unique pop-up venue and art gallery featuring the work of local artists and designers.
Guest artists across the 3 days include:
September 17 – Special Guest (TBA)
September 18 – The PropheC
September 19 – Fateh / Intense
The #ComeTogether art lounge will feature collaborations between local creatives that have been under production through the summer. 5X organized and documented eight collaboration sessions pairing local artists that have never worked together before. The art that is created from these collabs will be showcased as art installation pieces at the festival. 5X Fest will also be releasing edited behind-the-scenes footage to Instagram and YouTube for you to follow their journey from creation to completion.
Doors for the 5X Blockparty 2021 open at 5pm on Friday with the show running from 6-10pm; 3pm on Saturday with the show running from 4-10pm; and 3pm on Sunday with the show running from 4-10pm. Tickets are available now on Eventbrite. Adhering to public health guidelines tickets are limited. In addition, the festival will be sanitizing touch points, sanitizer available to guests on site, COVID-19 symptom checks for staff and guests before entering the space and a COVID-19 questionnaire for attendees filled out via QR Code.
For more information on 5X Festival or to purchase tickets visit: 5xfest.com.