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5x fest 2024

5X FESTival, JUNE 13-16

5X Fest:

Marking 20
years of vibc

Celebrate Yesterday, Create Tomorrow

VIBC is back with our 7th annual flagship event 5X Fest! Join us from June 13th - 16th, 2024 as we set the stage for some of today’s most exciting names in South Asian music & art. Hosted by Joty Kay and Kirpan Dhillon, our festival lineup will include signature events like the 5X Blockparty and the 5X Art Party, with some unique new additions you can’t help but tell your friends about. This year is extra special, as we celebrate 20 years of VIBC! Come together and help us mark this momentous occasion. Join us as we mark all that’s happened and all that’s left to come! 

Curious and want more deets? CHECK OUT THE EVENTS CALENDAR

RSVP To the blockparty for Your chance to win an all-access VIP pass to 5x fest!

We’re giving away ALL ACCESS VIP PASSES to 5X Fest 2024 for you and a friend! That means you and your bestie get to hit up all festival events (including private exclusive events) and party it up with VIP Blockparty tickets! But here’s the catch - you gotta RSVP below to enter to win. Do it QUICK fam! Don’t miss out on the ultimate festival experience.


Winners & guests must be 19+.



Jassa Dhillon • AR PAisley • prabh  • Pri • raman bains • shalv • hark • Surbhee • chandni • bolly fusion  + more

15 - 06 - 2024


A multi-day, multi-venue festival encompassing music, visual art, fashion, and culture. This is THE essential festival elevating South Asian youth culture. This year, we celebrate 20 years of VIBC. Our signature lineup includes storytelling, music, art, self-care, conversations, and, most importantly, joy. Join us at 5X Fest – the essential festival that elevates South Asian youth culture.

6:00 pm
5X Art Party

Our most iconic event! The ultimate place to meet emerging artists, and experience music, art, and connection. This year’s Art Party is curated by Ritesh Matlani. This event is sold out every year– you don’t want to miss out!

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2:00 pm
5X Blockparty

Our flagship music festival, showcasing Surrey’s finest, including a concert, an array of food vendors, art installations, and a vendor village of some of the coolest local brands.

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General admission is free!

10:00 pm
5X Afterparty (19+)

Presented by THE SEEN, The 5X Afterparty is the hottest underground party in Surrey. That’s all we can say 😉

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12:00 pm
Self-Care Sunday with 5x

Join us for a half-day of pure wellness vibes – including breathwork, meditation, journaling, and movement – followed by a fireside chat hosted by Summan Kandola with Gurnaz Sandhu and Joty Kay, two of the world's top South Asian digital influencers. Joining them will be Bhav Toor Kang, a spiritual coach and Reiki teacher. They'll be chatting about their wellness journeys and how they prioritize self-care in their busy routines, all the while staying authentic to who they are.

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06 - 2024: Together We Thrive

Don’t sleep on this year’s fest!

Curious about the vibe? We are paving the way for the next generation by curating and mentoring some of the hottest, boldest, most fiercest names in the game. Our 5X fam & events are always high vibe and inclusive. Want to know more? Check out our FAQ Page.

RSVP to the Blockparty for your chance to score an epic prize! We’re giving away TWO all access VIP passes to 5X Fest 2024! That’s right, you and a friend could hit up ALL five festival events with VIP Blockparty tickets!


Winners & guests must be 19+.

Support 5x


At 5X, we see ourselves as the beating heart of our community. We are a grassroots organization — helping artists further refine their craft and making art a full-time job, financially supporting artists and creatives, actively fight against discrimination and prejudice, and creating more opportunities for South Asians and people of colour to work in arts and culture roles.

Our festival and year round initiatives are only possible because of our community. Please consider supporting us through a tax-deductible donation or sponsorship.


Interested in sponsorship? LETS TALK.


Want to contribute in another way?

Volunteer opportunities are abundant within our organization, from marketing and communications to event planning, programming, and on-site coordination. And, you also get to meet some of your favourite artists along the way — both local & global!

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Thank You:


Don't miss North America's essential South Asian youth culture festival.

Blockparty // June 11

A festival by us for us

immerse yourself in all things creative and South Asian

Thank You:

to our funders

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. Funded in part with the support of a City of Surrey Cultural Grant. Funded in part with the support of the City of Vancouver. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. We acknowledge the support of Factor.