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Stellar Line-Up for Mela's Cultural Extravaganza

By Published August 02, 2019

ONE of the UK's most vibrant celebrations of dance, music and diversity returns to Middlesbrough in two weeks.

Albert Park will play host to the hugely popular Middlesbrough Mela which marks its 29th year with a stellar line-up over the weekend of August 17 and 18.

The weekend will showcase a diverse mix of high profile South Asian artists, home-grown talent, dance acts and family favourites plus plenty more to tickle the taste buds.

Award winning Dutch-Pakistani singer songwriter Imran Khan will be here to headline with his epic hits and electric performance style.

Sunday will play host to the CBeebies megastar and children's television presenter Mr Bloom as he takes to the stage with his fun-filled one man show, sure to be a favourite for all the family.

Festival-goers will also be treated to an array of mouth-watering food stalls showcasing a whole host of cuisines from across the globe.

Unearth a treasure trove of fabrics, jewellery and creative gifts in the bazaar or seek out a thrill at the fun fair.

Saturday will see the launch of the Mela Carnival, bringing together a diverse mix of music, dance, puppetry and performance.

Check out the Mela Facebook page to find out how you can get involved.

The brilliant Circus Raj will be delighting crowds with their daredevil antics, amazing acrobatics and death-defying knife tricks. This is definitely one not to try at home! 

Councillor Mieka Smiles, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Member for Culture and Communities, said: "We are looking forward to the return of the brilliant and diverse performances that the Mela provides each year.

"Once again we have the wonderful committee and events team to thank and we look forward to a jam-packed year."

  • The 2019 Middlesbrough Mela takes place at Albert Park on August 17-18 from noon - 7pm.

For further information and to view the full weekend line-up visit www.lovemiddlesbrough.com/mela


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