Southampton Mela Festival returns to Hoglands Park this summer

Published on: 17 June 2022

After two challenging years for the local community, live events and local businesses alike, we are delighted to announce Southampton’s favourite outdoor music festival is back; we are excited to celebrate it with you in person once again.

The Southampton Mela Festival returns to Hoglands Park, Southampton on Saturday 16th July from 12 noon – 9pm, featuring world-class music and dance artists, delicious food from local businesses across the Southern region, as well as family fun activities, creative workshops and a huge range of stalls to peruse throughout the day. Keep an eye out for some exciting surprise additions to the programme this year too.

Art Asia has reached a monumental milestone in the past year; 40 years of celebrating South Asian culture, encouraging greater involvement within the community through creative activities and providing numerous opportunities for increased understanding and enjoyment of South Asian arts in the city of Southampton. 

The Southampton Mela Festival is our celebration showcase of this year-round activity through Art Asia.

The festival is FREE ENTRY all day – See more updates about the festival programme and exciting things to expect on the day via our Facebook event here and share and follow along via Instagram and Twitter by using hashtag #SouthamptonMela2022

Trade at Southampton Mela Festival

Do you wish to trade at the Southampton Mela Festival this year? We are keen to hear from anyone who specialises in Asian crafts including clothes, saris, jewellery etc. as well as as any food caterers selling Italian, Thai, Carribbean/Jamaican and Mexican food. We would also like to hear from any Henna/threading artists as well as workshops artists. Should any workshop artist wish to sell their wares, they will have to take a stall.

Traders Deadline 4th Julyplease apply HERE