Exciting opportunities to join Southampton Mela 2023

Published on: 16 February 2023

We are delighted to return to Hoglands Park on 15th July for the Southampton Mela 2023 for another showcase of South Asian and international culture from world-class artists.

Last year over 27,000 visitors enjoyed phenomenal music, dance, art and music workshops alongside a huge array of popup activities, street theatre and lots of local traders and stalls.

And this year will be even bigger and better! 

Over the last 20 years, we have built a reputation as a great family day out with plenty of entertainment and activities for young and old plus entrance is free, as are most of the family focused activities. And as ever, Art Asia is committed to creating a sustainable and park friendly festival, so we are consistently working with festival artists, suppliers and stalls to make better environmental choices.

This year we also have two exciting opportunities for traders and emerging designer makers to join us for this much celebrated festival! 

Early Bird Discount for Traders 

We are offering all traders an opportunity to take advantage of an early bird discount offer this year. If you wish to book a stall or are interested in catering or fulfilling our balloon tender this year, then BOOK HERE BEFORE 28th February to enjoy an early bird discount rate! 

Call out for arts & crafts and designer makers for our new Arts Bazaar!

We are excited to bring a new addition to the festival this year; we are building a huge Arts Bazaar! We are inviting any arts & crafts and designer makers to come along and fill our Arts Bazaar with your creative quality wares to sell to thousands of visitors for the day! 

Please note: the Arts Bazaar is for creative wares, not food. 

Keen for your business to be seen by thousands and be a part of the largest free festival celebrating international culture in the South?  BOOK HERE today.

Please note the deadline to submit your early bird application is 28th February 2023.