Celebrating the diverse cultures within Scotland, the Glasgow Mela is packed full of music, dance, arts, fun and entertainment.
The Mela takes place in the beautiful setting of the city’s Kelvingrove Park – and admission is completely FREE!
The festival, which is the biggest of its kind in Scotland, has so far confirmed a few headline acts, including the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the popular drumming band Dhol Foundation, and big name Bhangra acts Sukshinder Shinda and Jaz Dhami.
The Glasgow Mela prides itself in being a truly multi-cultural festival which reflects the diversity that exists in Glasgow and indeed in Scotland. As well as the popular bhangra and bollywood acts, the Glasgow Mela presents a vibrant mix of international music from Russian Folk, to reggae and Latin American beats.
A diverse programme of music, dance and performance will take place over three stages, plus roaming acts who will be appearing intermittently around the park.
The Glasgow Mela is the best way to enjoy a fabulous summer day in the city with live music, dance, entertainment and arts. Plus it is the only chance to sample the ‘specialty’ of the event – enjoying a curry in the park!
In addition to live music and dance, visitors can enjoy a range of different attractions including a dedicated family area and, for the first time ever, Bollywood City, featuring a Grosvenor Cinema marquee which will screen Bollywood films all weekend. There will also be face painting, Bollywood-style make-overs and acrobatic displays to add to the colourful atmosphere.
As ever Glasgow Mela brings with it the Mela Bazaar, selling an eclectic mix of gifts, accessories, textiles, scents and more. And a host of caterers are signing up to serve an exciting variety of delicious, high quality foods from around the world throughout the festival.
With vibrant music, colourful dance, interactive arts as well as plenty of family fun and youth entertainment all set in the leafy backdrop of Kelvingrove Park in the city’s West End, Mela is truly a festival like no other.
More info at Glasgow Mela