Sidhu Moose wala Banned

Organizers of Metro Vancouver’s 5X Festival say they have removed popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala from their lineup over concerns from the RCMP.Moose Wala — who is known for fusing hip-hop and Punjabi beats — was scheduled to take the stage at the South Asian music, art, film, and fashion event in Surrey.Earlier this year, there was a stabbing at the singer’s concert in Surrey and shots fired at his show in Calgary.Today, 5X Festival organizers said that due to “circumstances outside of [their] control Sidhu Moose Wala will no longer perform at the upcoming 5X Fest Block Party.”“The Surrey RCMP have deemed Sidhu a public safety risk and asked that he be removed from the festival,” said Tarun Nayar, Executive Director at Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC).

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