Festival will celebrate the Portsmouth’s culture

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BANDS from all over the country are tuning up for one of Portsmouth’s biggest music events of the summer.

The Portsmouth Multicultural Festival is a celebration of live music and shows and features a huge variety of performances from Zong Zing, a Congolese band playing uplifting dance music to White Hot Pipes, a Celtic band featuring bagpipes.

Indi band Reactor 1, community-based band Chumbak Chumbak, acoustic band Bemis and Freedom B will also perform at the free event on Castle Field, Southsea.

The festival aims to bring together people from local communities in Portsmouth in artistic, musical and cultural activities and celebrate diversity.

As well as the live music, there will be African drumming, Thai dance, Indian dance, Flamenco, Egyptian dance, street dance, Water-Walking, beadwork, a puppet show and much more.

A range of stalls offering food, crafts, clothing and information will also be there. It is from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, September 4.