The Mela is a free event, based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures. The event is open to all public and encourages an audience from a variety of backgrounds to attend its annual grand festival. It is a true display of diversity within Newcastle upon Tyne.
People come from far and wide to: learn; be entertained; enjoy cuisine; dance to new music; experience fine art and cultures from around the world and meet new people. All this for free and on your doorstep!
With a line up including the hottest contemporary Asian acts as well as traditional displays of music and dance it’s an event which has historically appealed to all ages and races for generations.