London Mela 2021 notice of cancellation

Over the last 18 months London Mela organisers have fought to ensure the survival of the event, and to continue to support the delicate ecology of artists, programmers, producers and volunteers that stage this very special festival. In November 2020 a ground-breaking online virtual event, Melatopia, was presented and staged by London Mela and whileContinue reading “London Mela 2021 notice of cancellation”

London Mela returns with MELATOPIA

The UK’s biggest South Asian Festival LONDON MELA goes online and virtual to create the world’s first global Asian diaspora festival Event: MelatopiaDates: Saturday 07 & Sunday 08 November 2020Times: 15:00 – 03:00 (3PM to 3AM) GMTVenue: http://www.londonmela.org the gateway to MELATOPIA within Sansar the global VR leader in live eventsMelatopia streams live on Twitch,Continue reading “London Mela returns with MELATOPIA”

The UK’s biggest South Asian Festival LONDON MELA powered by Let’s Go Southall returns to Southall

The 17th edition of the London Mela is back with a bang as it returns to Southall Park for a jam-packed weekend of South Asian music, dance, food and culture. Southall, the heart of the South Asian community since the 1950’s, is a thriving hub of culture all year round, but when the Mela comesContinue reading “The UK’s biggest South Asian Festival LONDON MELA powered by Let’s Go Southall returns to Southall”

We’re going it Coventry!

This weekend, Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 have asked the London Mela to programme the Rhythm Tent at the Godiva Festival on Sunday 2 September! We are very excited to be presenting Bhangra to Bollywood: The Sounds of Asian Britain. The line-up will include Asian Dub Foundation, Apache Indian, Zack Knight, Jasmin Walia, AttaullahContinue reading “We’re going it Coventry!”

ZEE TV celebrate a summer of fun and colour

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zee) is the headline sponsor of the upcoming Zee London Mela at Southall Park on 18th and 19th August 2018. The melas are a celebration of South Asian culture and creativity, and the exclusive Zee marquee at the melas is the one-stop entertainment destination for mela goers. This year the ZeeContinue reading “ZEE TV celebrate a summer of fun and colour”

My First Mela

I attended my very first UK Mela at the tender old age of eighteen in the summer of 1988. Negotiating oversized Rajasthani string marionette puppets through St. Pancras Station whilst guiding a bicycle, carrying a costume, parathas and rucksack, turned a few heads. Mela legend Parbinder Singh, a youth co-coordinator and cultural activist from NottinghamContinue reading “My First Mela”

London Mela is COMING HOME

The 2018 ZEE London Mela, a colourful kaleidoscope of music, dance and culture will take place for the very first time in Southall Park, the very heart of Europe’s oldest Asian community. This year marks the festival’s 16th gathering and is set to be an absolute classic. Last year’s festival was a tough act toContinue reading “London Mela is COMING HOME”

BBC’s Pump Up the Bhangra to have London premiere at ZEE London Mela

ZEE London Mela is delighted to be screening the London premiere of the BBC’s new documentary Pump Up the Bhangra: The Sound of Asian Britain on Saturday 18 August. This is the story of how British Asians came of age as they found their voice and celebrated their identity through Bhangra music. And of Southall’sContinue reading “BBC’s Pump Up the Bhangra to have London premiere at ZEE London Mela”

ZEE Croydon Mela is a huge success

This year’s ZEE Croydon International Mela was a huge success with thousands of people flocking to Wandle Park to see Arjun with London Mozart Players, Zack Knight, Ezu, Ta’Shan, Koomz and loads more extraordinary acts perform. Huge thanks to our sponsors ZEE TV, Sunrise Radio, Ria Money Transfer, Willmott Dixon and Mott MacDonald, as wellContinue reading “ZEE Croydon Mela is a huge success”