YouTube star signs up for Di­wali Fes­ti­val

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

In­ter­net sen­sa­tion Lilly Singh – bet­ter known to over a mil­lion YouTube fol­low­ers as Su­per­woman – will be a star at­trac­tion at the Auck­land Di­wali Fes­ti­val on Oc­to­ber 19 and 20.

The 24-year-old lives in Canada and has gained glo- bal recog­ni­tion with her blogs and videos that fea­ture com­edy, po­etry, rap and dance.

Her work is in­flu­enced by her Pun­jabi her­itage and Di­wali or­gan­is­ers say that makes her a great fit for the two-day event that will trans­form Aotea Square and Queen St into an In­dian bazaar with more than 50 food and craft stalls.

Lilly’s visit is sup­ported by Ra­dio Tarana and spokesman Robert Khan says her two free tick­eted shows at the Her­ald Theatre will res- onate with the city’s youth in par­tic­u­lar.

Di­wali, or­gan­ised by Auck­land Tourism, Events and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (ATEED) in part­ner­ship with the Asia New Zealand Foun­da­tion, runs from noon to 9pm and is the re­gion’s largest free mul­ti­cul­tural veg­e­tar­ian fes­ti­val.

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