Discover Southampton Mela Festival 2024 – Site Map & Schedule

Published on: 9 July 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the much-anticipated site map & event schedule for the Southampton Mela Festival are now live on our website! Prepare for an unforgettable day filled with vibrant culture, captivating performances, and an array of exciting activities for all ages.



Festival Highlights:

  • Mela Parade: Don’t miss the colourful Mela Parade, a spectacular procession that will kick off the festivities from WestQuay at 12:30 with a burst of energy and tradition, dancing and drumming all the way to Hoglands Park.
  • Join the Grand opening of the Mela at 13:00 by Southampton’s Mayor, Dave Shields.
  • Three Stages of Live Entertainment: Enjoy an eclectic mix of live music and dance performances on three different stages, showcasing talent from around the world.
  • Workshops: Join music and art workshops, suitable for all the family for FREE.
  • Shop: Visit our retailers market stalls for some retail therapy!
  • Open Air Performers: Be mesmerized by open air performers, including circus artists and stilt walkers, bringing magic and wonder to the festival grounds.
  • World Food Stalls and Drinks: Savour delicious dishes and refreshing beverages from our diverse selection of world food stalls.
  • Bar: Relax and enjoy a drink at our bar, the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the festival atmosphere.
  • Sports Zone: Get active in our sports zone, offering fun and engaging activities for all ages.
  • Fairground: Take a ride and enjoy the classic fun of our fairground attractions.
  • Climbing Wall: Challenge yourself on our climbing wall and reach new heights!
  • Fire Show: Experience the thrill of a dynamic fire show, lighting up the site with a dazzling display at dusk.

Mela 2024 Line Up

The Southampton Mela Festival promises a day of joy, community, and cultural celebration. Check out the detailed site map and full schedule of events in our MELA PROGRAMME 2024 here to plan your perfect festival experience. See you there!

Join us from 11am through to 10pm for a full day of entertainment and fun.