DESIFEST is Toronto’s premier South Asian music festival. Over the last 12 years, DESIFEST has grown from 10,000 annual visitors to over 50,000 annual visitors!

Each year, we showcase an incredible lineup of artists from across Canada, US, India, Pakistan and the UK. Past artist (and for most of them, it was their first time in Toronto) .. The Bilz and Kashif, Haji Springer, The PropheC, Apache Indian, Stereo Nation, Navin Kundra, Roach Killa, Jasmine Sandles, H Dhami, Raxstar, Arjun, Juggy D, Delhi 2 Dublin, En Karma, Micky Singh, Zack Knight, Parichay, Blitzkrieg, XD Pro and so many other artists!

So many of the names are blowing up the global music charts! We are extremely proud of our work to build a local and global community for South Asian artists and music.

As a leader in marketing, we have helped local and global brands connect with the South Asian community through our programs and concerts. Brands including, TD, ROGERS, CIBC, P&B, Harley Davidson, OMNI, Grace Foods, TELUS, SAVANN, TOYOTA, UBER, Rubicon and other amazing partners.

DESIFEST is the PERFECT partner to help launch your music career and for brands looking for access to the South Asian community, get in touch.

Sathish Bala, CEO | FOUNDER – Celebrating South Asian music for over a decade!

desiFEST is a not-for-profit organization, focused on nurturing and showcasing Canada South Asian music, artists and culture to the global community.


We have been working with the South Asian community since 2006, supported by brand
partners and government organizations, to host an incredible music festival. Follow DESIFEST on all platform. Get in touch to release new music, perform at an upcoming event or apply for an open position.

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