King Khan set to perform
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2014) – The Tata Motors International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is fast running out of tickets for the general public. Having received a spectacular response for what has become the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema abroad; organizers today announced that over 70 percent of the tickets had been sold. Set to make its American debut as they bring the magic of Indian Cinema to Tampa Bay, the 15th edition of the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend will be held this year from April 24 – 26, 2014.
This year, tickets for IIFA Weekend and Awards 2014 in Tampa Bay went live from the 14th of January and are available on www.ticketmaster.com. The sale of tickets within such a short time has surpassed expectations and is an indication of the impending success of IIFA 2014, which will be the first time the celebrations are held in America. Tickets for the IIFA Magic of the Movies, a night of music and performances, will go on sale next month.
The TATA Motors IIFA Awards, in addition to being hosted by the inimitable Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor, will see some spectacular performances by King Khan and perhaps the greatest export of Indian Cinema, Shahrukh Khan. The actor saw phenomenal success in his recent film “Chennai Express,” that made over 300 crore rupees ($48.4 million) at the box office. A host of celebrities will also be attending the Weekend including Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor and many others.
Fans in Tampa can look forward to IIFA Stomp, a special open-to-public Bollywood party, which will be held at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on April 23, ahead of the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend. The party will offer a small prelude to the actual magnificence of the main Weekend.
Having travelled to some phenomenal destinations across the globe over the last 14 years, IIFA has graced the shores of the UK, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Canada. Fans and enthusiasts of Indian Cinema from around the world can expect to see their favorite stars descend into Tampa, Florida during the weekend and witness Indian Cinema’s most glorious event unfold across the city. With world-class infrastructure and facilities and having hosted a myriad of international concerts, events and the Super Bowl four times, Tampa Bay is the ideal choice for the 15th IIFA celebrations.
ABOUT IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 800 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events. From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last fourteen years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards. www.iifa.com