The second edition of the Dhaka International Folk Fest will take place from November 10-12 at the Army Stadium in the capital. The event, organised by Sun Events is being presented by Meril, in association with GP Music, powered by Dhaka Bank and Supported by Microsoft. The announcement was made at a press conference yesterday, but to the bafflement of many, the organisers refrained from announcing the names of any performing artistes or groups.
Anjan Chowdhury, chairman and managing director and Sun Events; Grameenphone's acting CEO and CMO Yasir Azman, Dhaka Bank Deputy MD Emranul Haque, Microsoft Bangladesh MD Sonia Bashir and Bengal Foundation chairman Abul Khair attended the press conference, where they discussed Bangladesh's folk heritage, and the importance of presenting it to the people.
Online registration for the festival, free of cost, will begin on November 1 on the website: dhakainternationalfolkfest.com. Updates of the festival will be available on the Facebook page of Dhaka International Folk Fest. The festival, running from 6pm to midnight every day, will be streamed live on the official Facebook page and Youtube, while Maasranga TV, the broadcast partner, will telecast it.
The festival's other partners are Radhuni, Bengal Digital, Aamra Companies, Radio Dinrat, MediaCom, Square Hospitals Limited, Aegis Security Force, The Westin Dhaka and Shohoz.com