Hot music acts to light up Indian cultural event to coincide with Australia India Boxing Day Test

Yarra Park at MCG will come alive with music by international artists for three days to coincide with Australia vs India Boxing Day Test  

Victorians and visitors will be treated to an incredible line-up of musical talent at the Indian Summer Festival – a free, three-day community and cultural festival to coincide with the Australia vs India Boxing Day Test in Melbourne at the iconic MCG.

Pav dharia and L-Fresh The Lion

The festival will be headlined by international acts Raxstar (UK) and Humble  The Poet (Canada), Sydney-based L-Fresh The Lion and Pav Dharia, and Melbourne grown Ecca Vandal. The festival will also feature local emerging artists including Manorism, Sahida Apsara and Dub FX.

To be held in Yarra Park outside the MCG, the Indian Summer Festival will showcase the best of modern Indian culture and celebrate Victoria’s vibrant Indian community to foster cross-cultural understanding.

The Indian Summer Festival begins on Sunday December 23 coinciding with the annual Bupa Family Day and will include appearances by the Australian and Indian men’s cricket teams. Live performances by Raxstar, Amin & Hari, Karishma Sadhai and Jay Dabgar Quartet will light up the stage.

The festival will continue over days one and two of the Domain Boxing Day Test.

Sahida Apsara

L-Fresh The Lion, Pav Dharia, Pavvan (USA), DJ Mixtabishi, HAYCH Cramer, Aarti Jadu and Sadhana will perform at the festival on 26 December and Ecca Vandal, Humble The Poet, Sahida Apsara and Dub FX, Harjinder, DJ R-Ya and Manorism will perform on 27 December.

The announcement of musical acts today coincides with Manorism’s visit to the Little India precinct in Dandenong where they entertained shoppers with their new single, Letter On My Wall.

“It was so fun to surprise the local community at Little India in Dandenong today. We’re thrilled to be part of the Indian Summer Festival and bringing the best of modern India to Melbourne,” lead vocalist, Shantanu Joshi said.

The full Indian Summer Festival program will be announced in the coming weeks. It will feature Indian cuisine alongside Indian art and culture. It will also provide fans with the opportunity to play cricket, meet some of their favourite cricket stars and enjoy the spectacle of some exhibition kabaddi games.

The Indian Summer Festival is hosted by Cricket Australia in partnership with the Victorian Government. It is a free event and all members of the public are welcome.

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