Lyca presents the most Spectacular Live Event of the Decade DA-BANGG THE TOUR
Brought to UK Audiences by Farhath Hussain & Think Events
Bollywood Megastar, Salman Khan, to wow UK audiences onstage after 12 years, with a galaxy of stars
London, UK – Bollywood megastar, Salman Khan, is set to descend on the UK and wow audiences onstage after 12 years, with a galaxy of stars in the eagerly-awaited, live event of the decade, DA-BANGG THE TOUR. Taking place at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 16th September; and The O2 Arena London on Sunday 17th September; the stage extravaganza is presented by Lyca and brought to UK audiences by Farhath Hussain and Think Events.
As part of a global tour and already having amassed sellout dates in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, DA-BANGG THE TOUR is on its way to the UK, presenting the undisputed King of the Bollywood Box Office, Salman Khan, alongside a host of dazzling luminaries including silver screen starlets Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah; superstar of the South, actor, dancer and director, Prabhu Deva; chart-topping rapper Badshah; rising star Sooraj Pancholi;evergreen music artist Kamaal Khan; and hosted by popular television host Manish Paul.
DA-BANGG THE TOUR is event managed, scripted and directed by Sohail Khan Entertainmentand JA Events, who have conceptualised and created the world’s biggest Bollywood live show to date, enriched with top-scale technology and production. Ready to present UK fans and audiences with a once-in-a-lifetime experience this autumn, DA-BANGG THE TOUR will also welcome an impressive troupe of 120 dancers, technicians and creatives from India in the most slick and superior Bollywood stage show to date.
Says Allirajah Subaskaran, Chairman, Lyca Group, ““It is with great honour and pride that Lyca will host Salman Khan and his amazing Bollywood showcase in the UK this summer. Celebrating the best of song and dance from Bollywood, the events taking place in Birmingham and London are both a testament to the UK’s love of Bollywood and Lyca’s commitment to bringing our customers first-class art and entertainment from around the world.”
Says Farhath Hussain, “We’re delighted to be bringing the biggest star of Bollywood, Salman Khan, to perform onstage in the UK for the first time in 12 years, alongside a stellar lineup of artists and talent in this huge-scale production. DA-BANGG THE TOUR being the biggest live event of the decade, audiences and fans can expect a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with a buzz building around the concert for months now.”
DA-BANGG THE TOUR
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham – Saturday 16th September
The O2 Arena, London – Sunday 17th September
About Lyca Group
Lyca Group is a British multinational corporation delivering the world’s largest range of services and products to ethnic and expatriate communities across telecommunications, financial services, travel, healthcare and entertainment.
Lycamobile, Lyca Group’s flagship company, is the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator, operating in 21 countries, and is the market leader in the international prepaid mobile calls market, with over 15 million customers worldwide and a new one joining every two seconds. Founded in 2006, it has fast become a global brand synonymous with connecting customers with their loved ones both nationally and across oceans, borders and networks at the lowest possible price.
Lycamobile’s sheer span, focus on customer service and innovative business strategy has seen it outgrow its competitor set; achieving greater coverage of the European population than any other network operator. The business continues to make in-roads to new markets on a regular basis, most recently adding Macedonia, with plans for additional launches this year.
Lycamobile is available in: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Hong Kong, Tunisia, USA and Australia.
About Farhath Hussain
Farhath Hussain entered the live events industry at a time when Bollywood was beginning to find its global audience. He played a critical part in this global movement and is, today, internationally recognised as a pioneer in Bollywood live events.
Farhath’s first show took place in his home city of London in 1986 at Wembley Arena and he followed up a year later with a show at Royal Albert Hall. Three decades on and Farhath has consistently provided his audiences with top billed shows each year – the only promoter in his field to achieve this feat. With over 500 shows under his belt, Farhath’s territories are now global; he leads the way in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and the Middle East.
Farhath’s shows remain the only cultural events to bring the South Asian diaspora together in record numbers. In 2014, his take on the UK leg of SLAM+ The Tour at the O2 Arena, London made it the fastest-selling and highest-grossing Bollywood concert of all time, once again affirming Farhath’s status within the industry.