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Bollywood is coming to Leicester

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Leicester Tigers are excited to announce that Mattioli Woods Welford Road will host Bollywood Leicester in July.

In promotion with Bollywood Events Group Limited, the home of Leicester Tigers will host the first-ever two-day Bollywood festival (July 1-2) in the United Kingdom, which is expected to welcome more than 30,000 people for what will be the largest Bollywood themed event to have ever been staged in the UK.

Bollywood Leicester will include appearances from iconic music, dance and comedy acts celebrating the global phenomenon.

Confirmed acts include headliners Mika Singh and Vishal and Shekhar, as well as Navin Kundra, Rekha, The Quickstyle and VP Bhangra Dance Band, with more to be confirmed. In addition, comedians Neville Shah and Sumukhi Suresh will also take part in the two-day festival.

As well as international Bollywood artists, the festival will also showcase British and local talent.

The first allocation of tickets for the event will go on sale at 9.00am on Friday, March 10 online at LeicesterTigers.com/bollywoodleicester.

Speaking about the event, Leicester Tigers Chief Executive Officer Andrea Pinchen said: “We are so excited to have Mattioli Woods Welford Road host Bollywood Leicester in the summer.”

“The multicultural influences throughout our city are what makes it not only so unique but equally so, makes you so proud to be a part of and we are confident this event will add so much to Leicester.

“Mattioli Woods Welford Road has hosted many, many memorable moments in its almost 150 year history and we will now, excitingly, add the inaugural Bollywood Leicester event to that list!”

Director of Bollywood Events Group Limited Mark Sales added: “Bollywood is extremely popular in the UK and we are expecting unprecedented demand for tickets to the event.”

“The festival is very much a collaboration of our diverse population and culture and I’m excited for Leicester, the city and its people.”