#MonsterWorld Mashup Rocks Downtown Brampton
The two-day festival featured PARICHAY, The Band Destiny, Flower City Bhangra and Waris Virse De taking the stage at Garden Square
Brampton, ON: The second annual #MonsterWorld Mashup world music festival has cemented itself as a Brampton institution, after two unforgettable nights of entertainment for the Brampton Community.
On May 31, Chinguacousy Ski Chalet was the place to be, as comedians Nick Reynoldson, Vandad Kardar, Edworld Kim, Harpreet Sehmbi, Johnny Batta, and Brandon Ash-Mohammed had the crowd laughing non-stop through the night. The outdoor concert at Garden Square on June 1 had bigger crowds and even more incredible acts, featuring headliner Parichay, dance acts by Flower City Bhangra and Waris Virse De, Ankita, Staasia Daniels, and The Band Destiny. #MonsterWorld Mashup had something for everyone with world music, Bollywood music, R&B, pop, and Bhangra performances that had audiences jamming along to the high energy performers. Despite a brief interruption by the weather, the festival still drew an enthusiastic audience that danced in the rain and had an amazing evening closed out by Parichay.
“The festival brought Brampton together and represented the diversity of Brampton itself, which was the vision all along,” says Artistic Director of MonstrARTity, Vikas Kohli. “It’s clear that Brampton loves this festival and we’re excited to continue to make it bigger and better for years to come. We are especially grateful to the City of Brampton and the Province of Ontario for their support.”
Check out below for the recap video and exciting photos from both days of #MonsterWorld Mashup. Stay tuned for updates on the 9th annual #BollywoodMonster Mashup festival happening at Mississauga Celebration Square from July 18th-20th, featuring music, dance performances, kid’s activities, Bollywood headliners, and more!
Headliner Nick Reynoldson takes the stage at the #MonsterWorld Launch Party and Comedy.
Brampton Ward 7 & 8 Councillor Charmaine Williams joins Vikas Kohli in kicking off #MonsterWorld Mashup 2019 at the #MonsterWorld Launch Party and Comedy.
Ankita Music takes the stage at #MonsterWorld Mashup at Garden Square
Crowds flock to Garden square for #MonsterWorld Mashup
Staasia Daniels brings the R&B beats to #MonsterWorld Mashup – Photo by Captive Camera
Waris Virse De lights up the #MonsterWorld stage with their fire bhangra moves – Photo by Captive Camera
Headliner Parichay closes the show with a high-energy set that has the audience dancing along – Photo by Captive Camera
About the Monster Creative Collective
Monster Creative Collective is a not-for-profit collective committed to providing world-class arts for the young and old alike. Monster Creative Collective are the producers of #MonsterWorld Mashup, which is the only world music festival in Brampton and the #MonsterArtist Development program, which gives diverse artists the tools they need to succeed in the arts industry and take their careers to the next level.
About Vikas Kohli
Award-winning film composer and music producer, Vikas Kohli is the Artistic Director of Monster Creative Collective and is known for his expertise fusing together genres as varied as punk, classical and Bollywood pop. He has received the Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival, Voice Achievers Award and a MARTY award. Kohli sits on the board for the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for the City of Mississauga. He has juried for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (Genies & Geminis), Ontario Arts Council and FACTOR. He has been profiled on ET Canada, CBC The National, The Globe & Mail, The Hindustan Times and Zee News. Born in Ottawa, Kohli attended fine arts school, received an Honours Degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from the University of Toronto, his MBA from the Schulich School of Business and his CFA.