Vaisakhi in Abby

Concert promoter Padda Entertainers have made a five-year commitment to bring their celebration of Vaisakhi to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC).

Concert promoter Padda Entertainers have made a five-year commitment to bring their celebration of Vaisakhi to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC).

The agreement will see some of the top South Asian artists come to Abbotsford as part of the April celebration of Vaisakhi – an ancient harvest festival in Punjab, India.

Vaisakhi also marks the beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season.

“Vaisakhi is one of this region’s largest cultural celebrations,” said Jason Blumenfeld, general manager of the AESC.

“With the recent success of hosting our first Vaisakhi show on April 23, we look forward to holding the event over the next five years as well as exploring other opportunities to bring more South Asian events to the building.”

Vaisakhi 2012 will again be held in April, although the date has not yet been finalized.