the essential festival & digital community elevating South Asian youth culture

Our vision

Our vision is to build a world where we belong and thrive. Our flagship event is a multi-day, multi-venue festival covering music, visual art, fashion, and culture. 5X also builds an online community through social media, 5X Press, and created content.

how we got started

Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC) is a Vancouver based charity. Founded in 2004, VIBC hosts initiatives to further support progressive South Asian artistic expression. Our signature initiative is 5X, the essential festival and digital community.

What we stand for


5X Fest is committed to gender parity. We actively seek to empower women, differently-abled and LGBTQ2S+ community members. We are committed to gender parity within all our communications, event bookings, staffing, and community-building initiatives.


We have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism and religious discrimination.


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