17 Jun Glasgow Mela Festival – Sunday 26th June 2022
My oh my, Glasgow you ARE busy with the myriad of festivals taking place this month alone!
Brace yourselves for colour, dance, vibrancy, art and mouth-watering food and market vendors as the Glasgow Mela makes a comeback to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday, June 26th from 12noon to 8pm. It’s free and no tickets are needed to enter into the festival.
WHAT IS GLASGOW MELA?
The word itself “Mela” originates from Sanskrit and translates as “to meet” designed to uncover the joy around people of multiple cultures enjoy and celebrate their shared diversity.
The first Glasgow Mela took place back in 1990 when Glasgow was named European City of Culture. Over the years it has grown and matured into one of the largest multi-cultural events in not just Scotland but the UK. What we truly love about this event is its inclusivity of culture and multi-generational families.
If you are not familiar with the day itself, local artists and performers alongside international acts perform non-stop throughout the day as one is free to browse the many stalls and enjoy the street food and fare on offer. There are two stages “Navras” and “Hamara” and both host acts that perform for an average of 25 minutes. Acts performing on the day include Indian Classical dancers, musical performers, and DJ’s.
THE KIDS WILL LOVE…
Thankfully, the little ones will also be happy to enjoy so much of what is on offer with the addition of a children’s funfair to keep them amused and entertained.
For those of you who are performing at Glasgow Mela, we salute and admire your talents!
For those of you who are attending Glasgow Mela, go early, and take in all of its magic, after all we’ve waited 2 years for this.
Glasgow Mela, we can’t wait!