After the success of the inaugural edition of Bhubaneswar City Festival ‘.FEST’ held last year, it will be now renamed as ‘Ekamra Utsav’.
The second edition of the festival, to be organized by the BDA and Odisha Tourism, will be held from December 23 to January 1. It is going to be even bigger as compared to last year.
This year, Bollywood singers Neha Kakkar, Shaan, Mohit Chauhan, Ankit Tiwari, choreographer Remo D’Souza and comedian Zakir Khan are likely to perform at the extravaganza. Besides, art workshops and handicraft displays would also be parts of the event.
Last year, more than 16 countries and several states of India had participated in the street food festival while celebrities like Vishal and Shekhar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Shreya Ghoshal, Farhan Akhtar, Shaan, Sona Mohapatra, and Rituraj Mohanty enthralled the audience with their scintillating performances.
In view of the overwhelming response to the first edition of the festival last year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced that the Smart City would host the event every year.