Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM), the largest South Asian festival in Canada, is known for bringing never before seen cultural fusion acts to the GTA. The festival takes over not one, but two stages at Mississauga Celebration Square on Saturday July 23rd for free, family-friendly fun. Bollywood Monster Mashup is proud to announce Culture Shock Toronto and Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Symphony Nights, which will perform exclusive acts created specifically for the festival.
Culture Shock Toronto has trained rigorously for months and are excited to fuse multiple styles of Indian and North American dance at this year’s Bollywood Monster Mashup. Culture Shock Toronto combines Bollywood, Bharatanatyam, bhangra, waacking and hip-hop. The dance troupe has been entertaining and enriching communities across Canada for 15 years.
Prepare to see an equally unthinkable cultural fusion act entitled Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Symphony Nights. This signature performance is a mash up of classical symphony musicians performing popular Bollywood tunes. This Canadian orchestra draws inspiration from all over the world and is renowned for combining Bollywood, classical, Western, jazz, Latin, and other genres. Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Symphony Nights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience created just for the festival.
This year’s festival brings even more fun and free activities to festival-goers and families for it’s 6th year. On July 23the outstanding Bollywood Monster KidZone returns to the festival. Starting at 2:00 PM, parents can bring their children to take part in free activities such as mini-car racing, kite making, dance and fitness lessons, and more.
The family-fun continues with free games and activities that everyone can enjoy. Get your hips moving, feet jumping and body grooving with hula-hoop action, bean bag coordination and free Bollywood dance lessons! If this doesn’t work up a sweat, the free Bollywood fitness class instructors will make sure you do.
For the first time ever at Celebration Square, a second stage is being added to provide live music and dance entertainment starting at 2pm on Saturday, July 23rd. This transforms into a remarkable social media stage at 8:00 PM. The social media stage allows festival-goers to get their picture taken with Bollywood Monster Mashup artists.
Festival-goers who post photos online using #BollywoodMonster are automatically entered into a contest to win a meet and greet with the voice of “Munni Badnaam Hui,” Bollywood star Aishwarya Nigam, brought to you by Crown Royal. Only thirty lucky contestants get the chance to meet the voice of Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor at a secret location revealed after the Bollywood Monster Finale.
Come to be the most talked about summer festival of the year! No matter age or background, there’s something for everyone at the Bollywood Monster Mashup. Take part in the food, festivities, arts, crafts, and of course family fun!
Mississauga Celebration Square
Bollywood Monster Concert starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 22nd
Bollywood Monster Family Day starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 23rd
Bollywood Monster Finale starts at 6:30 pm on Saturday, July 23rd