With a view to recreate the vibrant magic of India in America, IIFA STOMP is a unique initiation into Bollywood. The opening event of the Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend is an open to public, community party that will kick start celebrations. IIFA STOMP is set to take place on the 23rd of April at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park which overlooks the Hillsborough River. The event is co-sponsored by TECO Energy and Nielsen, and support sponsored by USAmeriBank.
Playing out as a befitting welcome party of the biggest celebration of Indian cinema, IIFA STOMP will celebrate Indian culture at its best in Tampa Bay in an effort to include the locals and tourists alike. The IIFA STOMP party will show gratitude to Tampa and all the local citizens for the warmth and love they have shown in hosting the IIFA Weekend & Awards. Visitors can experience Bollywood music teamed with Bollywood dance and Indian cuisine and handicrafts, that would complement the experience. IIFA Stomp will have specialty food stalls serving both Indian and international cuisines.
Exciting performances by popular Indian and local DJ’s await audiences with DJ Clement, DJ Aman Nagpal and DJ Ravi Drums, among others slated to perform. Having played along music stars like Paula Abdul, Tupac Shekar, Justin Timberlake, the sensational percusionnist DJ Ravi Drums who is slated to perform at the event, has also produced the official Track for IIFA titled ‘Do Da Tampa’. Another highlight of the evening will be the mouth watering Indian cuisine along with some other international flavours put up for sale by a host of stalls at the park. The open-event hopes to encourage as many fans to attend the occasion as possible.
Some of the key partners of the IIFA US celebrations are: Videocon d2h, Tata Motors, Freedom Health Insurance, Lava Mobile, Visit Tampa Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau, Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida, Hillsborough County Florida, Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Commission, Jammu & Kashmir Tourism, Arise, Vishal Fashions, UST Global, Myntra.com, FedEx, LT Foods – Daawat and Royal- , Bishwa Bandhan for Cerebral Palsy.
Other support partners include Mosaic, Patina Solutions and Tampa Steel Erecting Company, Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay Business Journal and Tampa Bay Times. The Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of April.