Glasgow Mela

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

Glasgow Mela

About Glasgow Mela

This year the new producers of Glasgow Mela for 2019, Scottish-Asian Creative Artists’ Network are taking the event in a new direction, exploring the Scottish-Asian and British-Asian experience, and transforming the Mela into a platform for activism through arts and culture, to nurture and grow local artists.

This year’s programme focuses on South Indian language and songs featuring everything from anti-caste protest songs from local noise-rocker Kapil Seshasayee to Scotland’s very first Sufi Qawali group, to Deepa Nair Rasiya, who has been described as a “pioneering and innovative composer with a deeply soul-stirring vocal style”.

For the first time, Glasgow Mela will also host an artist-in-residence, Mila Brown. Mila will be at Kelvingrove Park all day, inviting all Mela-goers to help her make a new piece of work. In this year of change, you’ll also find comedians, poets and a ceilidh at Kelvingrove Park on June 23rd.

As well as the performances across the three stages, there will be a huge selection of world food, clothing and goods stalls and entertainment as Glasgow celebrates its rich cultural heritage and all its communities.

All events at Glasgow Mela are free and open to all.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glasgow Mela are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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