Edinburgh Mela 2018

The Edinburgh Mela 2018 will take place on 1st & 2nd September this year.  The 2017 festival was a huge success. Many communities came together on Leith Links on the first weekend in September to enjoy a diverse programme of music and dance which incorporated local and international acts, representing a wealth of countries and continents, from India, Africa, China, and the Arab nations. The Edinburgh Mela has exciting plans for 2018! Read our Festival Review here


The Edinburgh Mela would like to invite you and your organisation to become a member of the Edinburgh Mela.

The Mela is a celebration of world music and dance and we have established ourselves as an essential part of the arts landscape of this city. It is essential that the Mela is in touch with and reflects the diverse cultural groups that make up Edinburgh. 

Being a Mela member means that you will receive regular news updates regarding the progress of the Mela. In addition to this, you will also be invited to the Annual General Meeting (the next one is scheduled for January 2018), where you will hear reports on the Mela 2017, be eligible to vote on any relevant issues that arise, be eligible to vote in board member elections, and have the opportunity to nominate a representative from your organisation to stand for election as a Mela board member.

Please download and complete the membership form and post back to us. Membership costs £10. Cheques will not be cashed until your application has been accepted.

Membership Form 2016 (Word)

Membership Form 2016 (PDF)

We would love your feedback on the last Mela. If you could spare 5 mins to take this survey, we would be most grateful. Edinburgh Mela 2017 Festival Feedback Survey


Mela Stalls Application (2018)

Please email stalls@edinburgh-mela.co.uk with your details and requirements after 4th June and the Stalls Manager will reply to with our new 2018 application form. 

Mela Stalls Application Form 2018

MELA – Terms & Conditions


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