Magnificent Mela 2018-Albert Park


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Join the team for the 28th anniversary of the Middlesbrough Mela. Mela is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ or a ‘fair’.
This year, the two day festival will take place on the 11th and 12th August 2018 in Albert Park and  is a spectacular multi-cultural celebration also known as BoroMela!
Middlesbrough Mela is a free multi-cultural festival of regional significance which reflects the aspirations and needs of the communities within Middlesbrough, the wider Tees Valley area and beyond, reaching audiences of 50,000 over the two day festival.

Now in it’s 28th year, the event aims to bring communities together to celebrate and promote the diverse cultures within the region. The festival plays host to a high quality programme of events, including a vibrant celebration of world class music covering a rich mix of hip hop, Bhangra and traditional Asian sounds, the Global Arts Village, food court, Bazaar, street theatre and family fun entertainment.

Last year’s Mela attracted an audience of around 50,000 over the free two-day festival – it is the largest and longest established event of its kind in the North East. and again the Mela promises a fabulous mix of world class music, a wide range of entertainment, a family fairground and a popular bazaar, packed full of stalls.

Held every year since 1990, Middlesbrough Mela sees the town celebrate its culture and diversity through a wide range of music, entertainment, a funfair and a popular bazaar packed full of stalls.

Mela Chairman Councillor Naveed Hussain said: “Middlesbrough Mela is back for its 28th year and coming back to its home of Albert Park.
“Albert Park will bring back wonderful memories for many of our audience who have grown up with the event taking place in the beautiful Victorian park.
“With great support out from Middlesbrough Council, we’re once again looking forward to a fantastic celebration of multicultural music, food, fashion and art.
“We now have an exciting challenge ahead of us, but I am confident we can look forward to welcoming record crowds again.”
“We specifically want to give thanks to Unison and the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner who are this year’s key sponsors.”

The Middlesbrough Mela is organised by the Middlesbrough Mela Management Committee in conjunction with Middlesbrough Council.

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Get ready, it is going to be big, colourful and very definitely lively!

Middlesbrough Mela-11 and 12 August  |  Albert Park  |  12pm til late

Hosted by Tommy Sandhu

BBC Asian Network’s KanDman & DJ Limelight

Not one but two full Live Bands – DCS and Jaz Dhami

…plus a whole lot more!


Rachael Rajan


Liv N G

Klayton Picko

Bradley School of Dance

Teesside School of Music


Recovery Connections Choir

Yung Hydro


Elena Larkin

Ty Lewis

Bellamy School of Dance



Hashi Rani (Bengali Folk)

Jaz Dhami

Shri B Dancers (Dance troupe)

Rachel Rajan (Sri Lankan)

Ranbir Daskai (Punjabi Desi)

Jennifer Franklin (Bollywood)

Kadam Verma (Fusion)

Surrinder Rattan (Urban)

DCS (Bhangra legends)

Jaz Dhami (Headliner)

Plus – food stalls, an eclectic bazaar, plenty of family fun, arts and crafts and much more.


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