15th & 16th June 2013
Location: Kelvingrove Park
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 now been launched, and the headline acts have been announced. Bhangra sensations Sona Walia and Ali Romeo, who recently raced to the top of the BBC Asian network charts with his debut single Mahi, will be joined by The Dhol Foundation and its legendary icon Johnny Kalsi on Sunday evening. Saturday’s crowds will see Foji Gill and Sahara storm the stage, together with Scottish Bhangra superstars Tigerstyle.
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.
Headline attractions announced for this year’s event include Sona Walia, Foji Gill, Sahara, Johnny Kalsi & Dhol Foundation, and Tigerstyle.
The O2 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!
O2 Glasgow Mela will also include a fabulous Kids Zone sponsored by Forestry Commission Scotland as well as the Mela Bazaar - stalls selling a range of wares, and a rich variety of exotic food.
In the weeks leading up to the festival we’ll be adding more ifnormation about what you can see and do at this year’s O2 Glasgow Mela, so keep an eye on this website and www.facebook.com/O2glasgowmela for breaking news.
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.