Fair will now be held at Sportspark area

ROOTY Hill will host one of Sydney's biggest Indian festivals next month.

United Indian Associations (UIA) will hold its annual India Australia Friendship Fair at the International Sportspark athletics precinct on August 17, 10am-7.30pm.

The event was previously held at Fairfield, Parramatta, and Sydney Olympic Park.

It was moved to Rooty Hill because of the growing Indian population in Blacktown City.

Organisers expect about 15,000 people to attend and enjoy a great day of Indian music, dance and food.

"This year's festival will bring together a range of excellent performing artists who will showcase Indian cultural expressions from the breadth and width of largest democracy in the world," UIA president John Kennedy said.

"Blacktown is one of the most multicultural places in Sydney and 8.9 per cent of its population is of Indian origin."

All cultures are welcome at this family friendly event.

"This festival is a great occasion for people from other cultural backgrounds to get a taste of India," UIA vice-president Sunil Srivastava said.

The UIA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is the peak body for Indian Australians.

Organisers are seeking sponsors to ensure the event is a success.

"We are open for big and small businesses, individuals and the council to become our sponsors as we need huge resources to make this event successful," Mr Kennedy said.

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