Khawaja Farid Festival in Bahawalpur

Sohail Abid   /   February 5, 2015

Punjab Lok Sujag will be hosting a folk festival this weekend (Feb 7 & 8, 2015) in Bahawalpur. The festival, named after the beloved poet Khawaja Ghulam Farid, will feature the folk Jhumar dance, Shehnai and Zail as well as dhol and Bain performances. The festival will also feature a special Marawari folk dance and a camel dance particular to the region. A theatre play will also be stages by Punjab Lok Rahs.

The two-day program ends at folk music sessions that will feature musicians such as Aado Bhagat, Abdul Sattar Tari, Mithu Viryam, Sheza Baloch, Jameel Parwana, Naseer Mastana, Mohan Bhagat, Ajmal Sajid, and Malaika Khan.

It will be held from 1pm to 8pm on the coming Saturday and Sunday (7th and 8th of February). The venue is Craft Bazaar, near Purani Sabzi Mandi, Bahawalpur.

It’s a public event and there is no entry fee. Do attend if you are around.