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WIN: Tickets to Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Greatest Hits Live at The O2

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Rahat Concert

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. 

 

AR Rahman returns to The O2, London

The double Grammy and double Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, AR Rahman returns to The O2 after five years, with a one off greatest hits show on Saturday 15 August 2015. AR Rahman will be joined by very special guests including; Srinivas, Karthik, Shweta Mohan, Neeti Mohan, Javed Ali, and many more.

Discussing his forthcoming UK show of the year AR Rahman said; “The UK always brings back fond memories of working on landmark projects in my career and it’s good to be back again after five years.”

The announcement follows a hugely successful intimate American tour and saw AR Rahman, performs in multiple concert halls. Throughout the US, the tour received standing ovations and critical acclaim.

Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre with the hit show Bombay Dreams, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rahman, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million albums. He is one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists, with consistent chart-toppers across multiple continents.

In 2009 TIME magazine listed him as one of the world’s most influential people and cited his first album, Roja among the “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time. Best known for his score and songs in Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman has worked on more than 100 films, among them the Oscar nominated Lagaan, Bombay, Dil Se, Rang De Basanti, Rockstar, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Raanjhanaa, O Kadhal Kanmani, Enthiran (Robot), Fox film’s 127 Hours by Danny Boyle, Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and The Hundred-Foot Journey.

He is working on a composition for the film Pelé, a biopic on the Brazilian football legend, as well as the score for Disney’s Mohenjo Daro. His album Vande Mataram, released for India’s 50th anniversary of its independence in 1997 remains a firm favourite with patriotic Indians both at home and abroad.

Tickets and limited VIP Packages go on general sale at 9am on Friday 12 June and are available at AXS.com or by calling 08448 24 48 24. Tickets are also available via http://www.chillitickets.com, http://www.seetickets.com and http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk

RA.ONE UK Premiere to be at THE O2 Cineworld

A friend of mine, who is working on its organisation and sponsoring has informed me that Shah Rukh Khan will be holding the UK Premiere of Ra.One at The O2 Cineworld Cinema.
This particular Cinema also held the Premiere for Justin Bieber’s movie and has the largest digital screen in Europe.
A source has also informed me that eleven screens will show the film on the night of the 25th October in London. Tickets will probably go on sale a week or two prior to the Premiere.