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Ahead of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s performance, BBC Asian Network DJs Punjabi Hit Squad will be on hand to entertain the crowds in the piazza from 4pm-6pm. Head down for free to be in with a chance to win prizes and see Punjabi Hit Squad live.
From 2pm, the piazza at The O2 will be hosting lots of free activity, including dance lessons from the renowned Bollywood Choreographer and Dance Entertainer Jay Kumar at 4pm and 5pm.
Throughout the day, the finest Asian street food will be on offer including; Kothu Kothu, serving up a little taste of Sri Lanka through one of its most loved street food dishes, Kothu Roti, Bun Kabab who will be dishing up traditional Pakistani Street food of bun kababs packed with different flavours and textures, and Asma Khan ofDarjeeling Express who will be serving up a selection of quality home-cooked Indian food that will take you on a journey from Calcutta in the east of India to Hyderabad in the south.
Kingfisher Beer, the leading Indian beer the world over, and Mojito Lemon UK will also be on hand to serve up refreshments.
Star TV; the ‘Exclusive Official TV Media Partner’ of the show will also be on site at the event, so come down and say hello.
The performance will coincide with Pakistan and India’s independence weekend celebrations and will be Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan’s only London show this year. Discussing his forthcoming show Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan said; “I’m very excited to be performing at The O2, London, for the second time, following my sold out tour in 2013.
“Coming to the UK is always a thrill for me and my performance is timed to fit the Independence Day celebrations for both Pakistan and India. I have a fantastic team of musicians joining me and will be performing my greatest film hits and new material, as well as my esteemed Uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s popular Qawwali numbers, to rock the arena.”
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was chosen at birth by his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for tutoring in the traditions of qawwali music, a form of Sufi devotional popular in South Asia. Six weeks after his uncle’s death in 1997, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan took his position as leader of the group and has since become one of the most talked about Pakistani artists in the world.
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has performed on a variety of recordings, and his songs and vocals have featured in numerous hit Hollywood and Bollywood films including Bodyguard, My Name is Khan, Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Drishyam, the Hollywood film Apocalypto and many more.
The maestro has released over 50 albums with over 100 hits in Bollywood and has been presented with numerous awards including Star Screen Awards for Best Male Playback 2010 and the IIFA award for best male vocalist 2011. He has also been a judge on top TV shows in India such a Chhote Ustad and Junoon, Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka. He was the headline performer at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2014 and recently performed at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in March 2016.
In 2014, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan released his latest album ‘Back 2 Love’ which sold millions of copies worldwide.