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All you need to know about Southampton Mela Festival 2024 this weekend

Tens of thousands of visitors can expect a varied line-up across three stages as the festival, which promises to be a feast for the senses, takes over Hoglands Park on Saturday between 11am and 10pm.

Highlights include a high-energy performance from the Bhangra Headliners, a spectacular showcase of traditional and contemporary sounds from The Khan Brothers and Bollywood and Sufi melodies performed by the enchanting Pooja Angra and Karan Rana.

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There are dance delights from Rakhi Sood and the TMC dancers with their stunning choreography, Dalia Pathak and the Tarangini Dance Group showcasing traditional Indian dance forms and The Grand Union All Stars making their debut at the festival.

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will be spreading joy as they roam the site and enjoy Bhangra, Pop and Bollywood Fusion from the vibrant Sazia Judge.

On the World Stage, travel the globe through music and dance with world-class acts representing diverse cultures from South East Asia, Italy, China, Africa and Afghanistan. The eclectic mix of global music and beats will keep you moving all day long!

Discover the rising stars of tomorrow with the best showcases of Art Asia’s students and community groups on the Community Stage. Watch captivating music and dance performances that reflect the rich cultural tapestry of our community.

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A spokesperson for Art Asia, the city organisation which runs the event, said: “Immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere of the Southampton Mela Festival and celebrate the diverse cultures that make our city unique. With something for everyone, this festival is not to be missed!”

The Lord Mayor of Southampton, Cllr David Shields, will officially open the event, which also includes arts, crafts, and music workshops.

An amazing array of food and drink stalls will also be on offer.

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Running for more than two decades, the Southampton Mela Festival now attracts around 30,000 thousand people per year to enjoy a fusion of music, dance and family activities, all of an international flavour from world-class artists.

It’s considered a great family day out with entertainment and activities for young and old.

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