30th and 31st August 2020, Exhibition Park, Newcastle
The Mela is a free event, based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures. The event is open to all public and encourages an audience from a variety of backgrounds to attend its annual grand festival. It is a true display of diversity within Newcastle upon Tyne. People come from far and wide to: learn; be entertained; enjoy cuisine; dance to new music; experience fine art and cultures from around the world and meet new people. All this for free and on your doorstep! With a line up including the hottest contemporary Asian acts as well as traditional displays of music and dance it’s an event which has historically appealed to all ages and races for generations.
Established in 1993 the Newcastle Mela has been educating, entertaining and unifying the North East of England for generations over the past 25 years. At its pinnacle, the Mela promotes diversity and growth of all cultures. This is proven by the growth of products, audience, acts and activities in its own festivals. The annual event celebrates the North East’s success each year and invites everyone to come along.
Celebrations are intrinsic of the sub-continent’s fabric. Each year Newcastle Mela is a feast of sights, smells, sounds and tastes. Furthermore, it often feature bazaars, folk troupes, traditional and contemporary and modern music and dance.
Taking place in Exhibition Park, the Mela promises to be a day full of fun. With music, games, stalls and exhibitions to help everyone have a great weekend! The grand stage plays host to musicians and dancers and there are hundreds of stalls selling: arts and crafts; food and drink and a children’s programme to help its audience learn, make friends and have fun. There’s plenty to do for everyone whatever your taste.