Thousands pour into Mississauga Celebration Square to take part in largest South Asian festival in Canada

#BollywoodMonster Mashup featured performances by Aaman Trikha, Khushboo Grewal, #BollywoodMonster Orchestra and many more

MISSISSAUGA: The largest South Asian festival in Canada, #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD Bank Group, wrapped up the final day of the four-day long festival this past weekend with the largest and most lively festival to date. Aaman Trikha, presented by TELUS, and Khushboo Grewal, the two international Bollywood singers who had fans eager to attend the weekend’s festivities, both put on superb performances at Mississauga Celebration Square.

On Saturday, July 21 at the #BollywoodMonster Finale, Aaman Trikha had the Square rocking with his upbeat energy and unbelievable vocals. He performed his hit song “Hookah Bar” and had the crowd screaming and singing along. On Friday, July 20 at the #BollywoodMonster Concert, Khushboo Grewal took to the stage and sung a wide variety of timeless Bollywood hits from the 80’s to the latest tracks, which captivated the audience and had them dancing right till the very end.

Thousands at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018


Attendees also witnessed a fusion of singers and songs, including the #BollywoodMonster Orchestra who returned to the BMM stage for the eighth straight year. The band blended a variety of contemporary Western chart toppers with popular Bollywood hits and had the crowd rocking out. Families and children also took part in the free KidZone that was offered and learned tips from passionate chefs at the wide assortment of chef demos. Before the #BollywoodMonster Finale wrapped up on Saturday, July 21, fans who tweeted throughout the weekend using the hashtag #BollywoodMonster were entered into a contest to meet one of this year’s headliners, Aaman Trikha. Over 20 lucky fans were greeted by Trikha, and got to snap a picture with the hit singer from Mumbai, India.

“The eighth year of #BollywoodMonster Mashup was another huge success. Bringing the crowd the incredible lineup we did and witnessing the energy at the Square this weekend was so rewarding” says Executive Director, Vikas Kohli. “Having something for every attendee at this festival is always our team’s mission, and it was amazing offering chef demos, dance lessons, a KidZone, and much more for our audience. We’re very grateful that we had over 200 artists, 300 volunteers, as well as the many great sponsors, funders, community collaborators, media partners and vendors who all contributed their efforts to make the largest South Asian festival in Canada the huge party that it was!”

Check out below for exciting photos and videos from the eighth annual #BollywoodMonster Mashup!

From left to right: MP Sven Spengemann, Mississauga Councillor Ron Starr, Executive Director of MonstrARTity Vikas Kohli, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississuga Councillor John Kovac attending the #BollywoodMonster VIP and Cocktail Reception 2018

Khushboo Grewal being interviewed at the #BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception 2018


Crowd at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018


Khushboo Grewal performing at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018


Kids enjoying themselves at the Toronto Area Ford Dealers tent at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018

Bolly the mascot at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018


Fans at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018


Aaman Trikha performing at #BollywoodMonster Mashup 2018


Watch Khushboo Grewal perform at #BollywoodMonster Mashup

Watch Aaman Trikha perform at #BollywoodMonster Mashup