Mela Festival

About The Mela

The Southampton Mela Festival is a long-standing summer highlight in Southampton’s events calendar celebrating Modern and Traditional Asian Culture.
Save the date: Saturday 13th July 2024, 11am - 10pm.

Running for two decades, the Southampton Mela Festival now attracts around 30,000 thousand people per year from along the South coast to enjoy a fusion of music, dance and family activities, all of an international flavour from world-class artists. 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. The festival is the largest free festival in the region, attracting international artists to its three stages, hosting arts, craft, music and dance workshops, and providing delicious world food stalls. 

Art Asia is committed to creating a sustainable and park friendly festival, we are working with festival artists, suppliers and stalls to make better environmental choices.

The Southampton Mela Festival takes place on Saturday 13th July 2024, in Hoglands Park in the heart of Southampton. The festival will open at 11am with performances starting at 12pm and the final act on the main stage running until to 10pm. 

Book a stall at the Mela

If you are keen to trade at Southampton Mela 2024, the catering, arts and retail stall prices and booking forms are available at Get Involved in 2024!

Sponsor the Southampton Mela Festival

If you would like to sponsor the Mela to promote your business to an eclectic diverse audience we have a number of sponsorships available. Download our Sponsorship Pack here. 

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