Lahore Literary Festival 2016 Day 1 Cancelled!

UPDATE: Lahore Literary Festival 2016 has cancelled day 1 of its programme. ‪#‎LLF2016‬ will start on Saturday, Feb. 20, and conclude on Sunday, Feb. 21. The change has been made on the advice of the Punjab government. The program, which is being revised accordingly, and the venue shall be notified soon.

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Pakistan’s leading entertainment channel Urdu1 has collaborated with Lahore Literary Festival 2016 to provide a platform to young artists to show off their skills.

The channel has made an announcement about their association with LLF 2016 through a Facebook post where they have invited young artists to enroll themselves and get a lifetime opportunity to display their work.

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The 4th edition of LLF is going to be held at Al Hamra Arts Council from February 19 to 21 2016, where Urdu1 will have a special kiosk where young artists can showcase their work and talent.

The opportunity is open to everyone and both solo and group performances are allowed. If you are a struggling musician, upcoming artist, painter, stand-up comedian or theater performer, then this is the time for you to show the world what you’ve got.

Urdu1 will not only give artists a chance for live performances, but will also promote it on digital media.

All participants will be given a certificate of appreciation post event.

Founded in 2012 by Razi Ahmed, LLF 2016 aims to explore the dialogue and interface between literature and the arts that shape the Lahore’s rich cultural, social, economic, and political frameworks.


According to the tentative schedule of this year a session will be dedicated to the recently deceased author Intizar Hussain. Big names from across the border are also hoping to participate in the LLF include veteran actor Sharmila Tagore, filmmakers Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt.

Richard Blair, son of the inimitable George Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society will also be speaking on two panels.