Welcome to the Mela, a vibrant, joyous riot of sounds, sights, colours and tastes in the heart of Edinburgh. We’re here to challenge your senses with Bhangra beats, delicious food, family fun, global fashion and some utterly amazing music, dance and theatre, all on one site!
August 31 – September 1
The Mela will be back once again this year with our best show yet. We’re looking forward to announcing an even more diverse, dazzling line up than last year’s, in June 2013.
2012 was our biggest festival to date, with increased audience and performer numbers, a special free pyrotechnic show, and a whole extra stage. And the sun came out! You’ll find pictures of our wonderful weekend all over the site, as well as links to some of the highlights. We’ll be rolling out some of our great video footage over the next few months, too.