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Glasgow Mela

The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts returns to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 23rd June!

Glasgow Mela

About Glasgow Mela

Scotland’s biggest FREE multicultural festival returns to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 23rd June for another exotic extravaganza!

With 3 stages of incredible music and dance, mouth-watering food from around the globe as well as a colourful and enticing bazaar plus creative crafts and sporting sessions for kids, there’s something for everyone at the Glasgow Mela.

Music
Local, national and international artists will take to the stage to wow audiences.

Acts will range from award-winning Punjabi rapper Roach Killa to Scottish DJs Gtown Desi and Glasgow's own Rameet Sandhu.

After many years, Glasgow’s original bhangra rockers Bombay Talkie are reuniting for a special performance.

The Bhangra Beatles will also perform hits from the Fab Four like you’ve never heard them before. This year’s event will be headlined by the legendary Apache Indian.

Navras Stage Line Up:
Glasgow Sitare 12:05 - 12:20
Latina Dance Project 12:30 - 13:00
The Ghungroo Revolution 13:10 - 13:40
Abhinaya 13:50 - 14:10
Masti 14:25 - 15:05
Haji Meer Ali Khan-Qawwali 15:20 - 16:00
Gtown Desi 16:10 - 16:30
Rameet Sandhu 16:40 - 17:10
Bombay Talkie/Bhangra Beatles 17:25 - 18:05
Roach Killa 18:15 - 18:55
Apache Indian 19:05 - 19:45

Hamara Stage Line Up:
RCS Ensemble 12:05 - 12:25
Tripping Tones 12:40-13:10
Seang 13:40-14:10
Voices of Argyll 14:25-14:45
Devi 15:25 - 15:55
Rootless 16:10 -16:40
Saloni 16:55-17:25
Abira Shah 17:40-18:40

Food and market stalls
The Glasgow Mela has a wide selection of food stalls with everything from tasty samosas and kebabs to churros and refreshing mango lassis.

There is also a range of market stalls offering clothes, jewellery, henna, and much more.

Workshops
Why not get in on the fun by joining one of the workshops or panels running at the Kelvingrove Bandstand?

There is an interactive panel discussion about the importance of food stories for Asian cultural identity.

Author Nadine Aisha Jassat will also hold a talk about the inspiration behind her children’s novels. You will have the chance to come up with your own ideas as part of the session.

Or bring a piece of old clothing to the bandstand in the afternoon and take part in an upcycling workshop with Mridula Sharma.

If music is more your bag, then you’ll love the Glasgow Mela Big Singalong. Glasgow Sitare, a singing group for South Asian women, will help you learn Bollywood and Hindi film songs.

Kelvingrove Bandstand Line Up:
Glasgow Libraries presents: Author Talk with Nadine Aisha Jassat 13:00 - 13:45
Workshops 14:00 - 16:00
Textile Upcycling with OSCH/Glasgow Museums
Food and Writing Workshop with Kavya Prize and University of Glasgow
Glasgow Mela Big Singalong with Glasgow Sitare 16:00 - 17:00
Come along and learn some Bollywood and Hindi film songs!

Sport
The Glasgow Mela may be best known for its music, dancing, and culinary delights. However, there is also an opportunity for people to try out different sports.

Get yourself to the Kelvingrove tennis courts and bowling green for a chance to play hockey, kabaddi, badminton, and volleyball.

There is also fencing and other sporting activities, including archery in the park.

Dance
As well as music, there are also spectacular dance acts at the Glasgow Mela. These range from The Ghungroo Dance Revolution to the Abhinaya Dance Academy.

Abhinaya students who have achieved Arangetram will take to the stage at the Mela for the first time. Arangetram is a debut performance marking their readiness as soloists after years of training.

The Ghungroo Dance Revolution will be performing a piece based on Navras, the nine fundamental emotions that form the essence of artistic expression.

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