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📅 Southampton Mela Festival

Hoglands Park | 14th July 2018, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Admission Type: Free
On Saturday 14th July 2018, Southampton’s biggest free family festival is back.
The Southampton Mela Festival will fill Hoglands Park with music, dance and family activities from around the world.
Join Art Asia for a day of FREE family fun. Come and enjoy an assortment of music and dance styles from South Asia and around the world, including Indian Classical, Bollywood, Folk, World Music, Asian Fusion, Flamenco and Bhangra, plus great activities for the family, international food and market stalls and a friendly atmosphere.

Look at the programme for the Main Stage and World Stage and other activities >

• Enjoy the Main Stage and World Stage artist with leading Indian Classical, Folk, World Music, Qawwali and Asian fusion.

• Top dance performances including Bollywood, Flamenco, Chinese, Bulgaria, Iranian and Belly Dancing.

• Big Band and Brass Tent 

• Sports Zone and Stage with activities including Zumba. Thai Chi, Funky Fit and Boogie Bounce.

• Music Workshop Tent with workshops and demonstrations in Dhol, Tabla and African Drumming and Steel Pans.

• Family fun with a range of Arts & Crafts activities including Rangoli, face painting and tattoos and calligraphy.

• Stilt Walkers, Waterzorbing, Juggler Shows.

• Stalls - varying from ethnic clothes and accessories, beauty and henna hand tattooing to arts & crafts, community and much more...

If you are interested in a stall, advertising, or sponsorship please contact Art Asia email: or telephone 023 8022 6212

Residents Information
The Mela Festival organisers wish to ensure that the event causes minimal disturbance to local residents.
Noise monitoring will take place both on and off site at the nearest affected properties.
Residents Complaints Line:
In case of any genuine noise complaint on the day of the event on Saturday 14 July, The Mela Festival organisers can be contacted on 07712 357443 from 12noon - 9pm. All complaints will be handled personally by the Mela Festival organisers.
If for any reason you are unable to contact the organisers on the day with a genuine noise compaint, please contact Southampton City Council's Environmental Health Out of Hours Noise Nuisance on 023 8023 3344.
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Contact Telephone: 023 8022 6212

Southampton Mela Festival

Information correct at time of publication. Discover Southampton does not accept responsibility for any changes or cancellations to events and activities. It is advisable to contact the event organisers to confirm details before attending the event.