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Parramasala Festival today announced a dynamic four-day program featuring a multicultural Opening Parade, a wide menu of contemporary music, comedy, acrobatic performances, delicious cuisine, hawker market stalls and free outdoor entertainment. 

The festival, now in its fourth year, will transform the city of Parramatta from 4-7 October. The program features well-known international and Australian artists, as well as many artists from Western Sydney – all inspired by the cultural influences and artistic traditions of Asia.  

Premier Barry O’Farrell said: “The NSW Government is proud to support the fourth annual Parramasala Festival in 2013.

“Parramatta is home to the largest population of South Asian communities in Australia, and the centre of an extraordinary diversity of cultures across Western Sydney, making it the perfect location for the Festival” Mr O’Farrell said.   

Festival Director, David Malacari said Parramasala is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and cultural riches of Parramatta and Western Sydney, “over four days and nights audiences can enjoy performances from international acts, free film screenings and outstanding entertainment all in the centre of Parramatta.”

The Parramasala 2013 line-up will kick off with a spectacular multicultural procession of people, floats and animals in a colourful, noisy parade. Individuals and groups from all over the world including Lebanese Drummers, a Uruguayan Candombe, the Bollywood Dance Group and a Dragon and Lion Dance will showcase the diverse talents of Western Sydney in a giant community street party. 

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