The fortnight-long annual cultural bonanza will begin November 25, officials said Saturday.

Titled 'Shan-e-Awadh, Jashn-e-Lucknow', the event will start with a performance by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's 'mohan veena' followed by singer Ankit Tiwari who will perform at the event.

Also efforts have been made to ensure that one enjoy the 'right mix' of the  traditional and modernity at the event.

One will also see the performance of Bollywood singers like  Sukhvinder Singh, Rekha Bharadwaj and Ankit Tiwari apart from act of ghazal maestro Bhupender Singh and his singer wife Mitali Singh.

Sabri Brothers will also perform at the Lucknow Mahotsava November 29 while the rock band Euophoria  would be performing December 2.

BJP MP and famous Bhojpuri singer  Manoj Tiwari will be at the event for a show December 4.

A dash of comedy will be introduced to the event by comic duo Krishna-Sudesh.

"An art exhibition, an evening with poets the Kavi Sammelan and  Mushayara will also be organized. The Mahotsava, which also witnesses  participation of many artisans, handicraft stalls and other major brands  trying to tempt visitors into shopping, will conclude by Pt Hari Prasad  Chaurasiya's flute recital," an official said.

Massive security arrangements are being done for the event and traffic  arrangements are being made to ensure hassle free visit to the one of the biggest cultural show in Lucknow, held every year.

Police officials said that drone camera's will also be deployed for monitoring.

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