Glasgow Mela is a multicultural family festival, based on the traditions of the Indian Sub-continent. Set up in 1990 when Glasgow was European City of Culture, the Mela has grown from being an indoor event at Tramway to an outdoor extravaganza with over 50,000 people attending.
The Scottish Academy of Asian Arts took over the running of the Glasgow Mela and Mela 2007 was the eighth Mela under the SAAA banner.
The Mela continues to go from strength to strength and has become an important event in Glasgow’s cultural calendar. The Mela embraces the many cultures that make Scotland such a diverse nation, with music from Reggae to Russian folk, Latin American beats, Pan African music and of course Bollywood and Bhangra.
Headline acts have previously included Jassi Sidhu, Josh, Jinx, DCS, Legacy, Malkit Singh, Arif Lohar, Sabri Bros, Apache Indian, Sohota Brothers, Stereo Nation, Dr Zeus and Jazzy B.
Glasgow Mela 2008 will take place on Sunday 22 June in Kelvingrove Park.Come along and enjoy a fun family day out, with an exciting programme of music and dance, puppet shows, storytelling, exhibitions and visual art workshops. Full programme of events to be announced soon.
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