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 (7:00pm — 12:00am)

Desi : LIVE!

Location: Boxpark Wembley

Boxpark Wembley, The UK’s premier multi faceted live events space teams up with Europe’s biggest Desi night out ‘Desi Beatz’ to bring you a series of exclusive live event experiences celebrating the best in South Asian culture! With 2500+ attendees, 20 food vendors, 3 huge bars & a state-of-the-art specially created sound & lights display, this will be an evening like no other!

The first of these programmes focuses on bringing together artists who are considered founding fathers of global Panjabi music - all hailing from their mutual base of the UK, these amazing artistes fused their early influences growing up in multi cultural Britain with their shared heritage of North India - this translated into what is now known as the widely influential ‘UK Desi Sound’ - be it Bhangra, Urban Panjabi or Bhangra-Muffin, each pioneered in their own right & so for one night only, we bring them together to perform the songs that influenced several generations & continues to serve as the historic blueprint of popular music today.

Join us on this ground breaking night to celebrate the founders of a cultural phenomenon - Do NOT miss this event!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

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PERFORMING ON THE NIGHT

➜ MALKIT SINGH

The King of Bhangra, Malkit Singh MBE is THE Gold Standard (& The Golden Star) by which all Panjabi Artists are measured to. Held in the same regard as only Gurdasmaan & Kuldip Manak, his indelible influence on generations of musicians is not up for debate - its clear.  His countless anthems, worldwide fan base & iconic voice have grown and crossed decades & has provided the soundtrack to every Panjabis childhood or family celebration. For one night only, he joins this remarkable programme of pioneers, to perform his hit songs & celebrate a remarkable career to date!

Expect To Hear His Hits Performed LIVE Including:

► ‘JIND MAHI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha-uSc7eE7k

► ‘GUR NALO ISHQ MITHA’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJXdBKuIFzM

► ‘TOOTAK’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5R5TUR7BV4

► ‘ADDI MARDI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEPbIVCEXtU

► ‘BOLIYAN’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBYzFKTibGA

& More!


➜ APACHE INDIAN

Hailing from Handsworth, Birmingham, Apache was a phenomenal product of his surroundings, fusing Reggae influences from his local neighbourhood with the Panjabi heritage of his home - he created a unique sound that not only transcended his generation, but became the mouthpiece for a whole era of British Asian immigrants who grew up around fellow Caribbean & West Indian immigrants of the 70’s and 80’s. He went on to chart globally with huge anthems and sign with Bob Marleys ‘Island Records’, affirming both approval & full embracement of his newly created vein of sound. Still touring worldwide, but rarely performing in London on such a stage, he joins us to take you on a journey back to the sound that caused a sensation in the 90’s & brings a feel good factor like no other!

Expect To Hear His Hits Performed LIVE Including:

► ‘BOOM SHACK-A-LAK’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzBd41NuZw

► ‘CHOK THERE’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_esuL26ZB5I

► ‘ARRANGED MARRIAGE’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU3jlBxWwpw

► ‘DON RAJA’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctc6bdTaNYY

& More!


➜ PANJABI MC 

Transcending generations - the eponymous pioneer has worldwide anthems & truly launched Bhangra & Urban Desi to the stratosphere! THE household name of the UK scene - he put eyeballs onto an entire culture & still plays to packed out arenas globally!

Expect To Hear His Anthems On The Night LIVE Including:

► 'MUNDIAN TO BACH KE’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJztXj2GPfk

► ‘MOORNI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fRNtqD2UBU

► ‘JOGI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfzp4cdcuYc

► ‘MAIN HO GAYA SHARABI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBdHNY7LQOc 

► ‘MIRZA pt. 2’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfQTPf-_r4k


➜ JASSI SIDHU

The enigmatic front man of legendary boy band ‘B21’ - Jassi Sidhu is a solo star in his own right. The voice behind anthems hits such as ‘Darshan’, ‘Jawani’ & ‘Chandigarh (Aashiqui)’, he has gone on to build a back catalogue like few can boast, including collaborations with Dr Zeus, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Malkit Singh & Superwoman (Lilly Singh) to name a few!Truly a renaissance man in every sense of the word, he as consistently reinvented himself & stayed relevant to the times!

Expect To Hear His Hits Performed LIVE Including:

► ‘CHANDIGARH (Aashiqui)’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1qL66UO0GA

► ‘DARSHAN’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON8t8EaV4CQ

► ‘KI KEHNEH’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyqxy7mC8sc  

► ‘MAHI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ENYxlyy0U  

& Many More!


➜ HEERA 

The Founding Fathers of UK Bhangra - widely credited as having popularised the now established sound of Bhangra today, Heera were & are smashing dancefloors across generations! Their songs are recognisable as anthems in your house hold growing up, at your loved ones wedding day or maybe even when you were at college back in the day! 

Expect To Hear Their Classics Including :

► ‘DOWAIN JAANIYA’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHR8wTgVg70

► ‘TERI AKH DE ISHARE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYQtcMfJ1KU

► ‘MAAR CHAADAPA’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plV05ivQuFo


➜ SHIN DCS

The enigmatic front man of legendary band DCS, Shin is arguably the greatest showman of his generation! DCS were the predecessors to the likes of B21, and their popularity boomed due to their immense live performances which sounded so close to the recorded versions! If you have ever heard or seen Shin live - the man NEVER dissappoints! 

Expect To Hear Hits Live Including :

► ‘AH CHAK BOTTAL DARU DI’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNpWe_ebEzg

► ‘TENU KAUL KE SHARAB’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCJlkWm1KtE

► ‘DOIN IT BOLIYAN’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NurmCJjwiwA 

► ‘BHANGRA’S GONNA GET YOU’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imHPf8ag8j4


HOUSE BAND ON THE NIGHT : THE LEGENDS BAND!

HOSTS : BOBBY FRICTION & HARPZ KAUR (BBC ASIAN NETWORK)

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TICKETS & INFORMATION :

► THIS EVENT IS A STANDING SHOW! TICKETS INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE EVENT - FOOD & DRINK IS PURCHASABLE THROUGHOUT THE VENUE & ALL FOOD + DRINK VENDORS ON SITE ARE OPEN DURING THE EVENING! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD & DRINK TO THIS EVENT!

► ACTS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED AT THEIR ARTISTIC DISCRETION WITH A LIVE BAND ON THE NIGHT! 

► PLEASE NOTE STROBE LIGHTING AND VISUALS MAY BE USED DURING THE SHOW!

► THERE IS UNRESERVED SEATING AROUND THE VENUE!

► EARLY BIRD : £20+BF (LTD AVAILABILITY!!) / STANDARD ENTRY £25+BF

► LTD FAST TRACK ENTRY £30+BF

► THERE IS NO LAST ENTRY TIME - HOWEVER THE PROGRAMME WILL START PROMPTLY & SO ARRIVE ON TIME TO ENSURE YOU DO NOT MISS ANY OF THE ACTS! NO RE ENTRY!!

► THIS EVENT IS AN 18+ OVER SHOW - KIDS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED! 

► NO RE-ENTRY | NO REFUNDS! (CHALLENGE 18+ OPERATED FOR ENTRY!) - PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION - ANYONE ADJUDGED TO BE INTOXICATED OR BELLIGERENT WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT!

Official Media Partners : @DesiBeatzUK | Punjab2000 | B4U Music | @UB1UB2 | Simply Bhangra

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