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Under 5s FREE. |. Over 65s FREE (ID Required). |. Early Bird Ticket £2 per day (+booking fee) (on sale until 31 July). 

Date & Time

Saturday 17th August 1pm – 7pm
Sunday 18th August 12pm – 7pm

Event Location

Abbey Park,
Leicester, LE4 5AQ

BIGGER THAN EVER


Save the date!
Leicester Mela Festival returns and this year is bigger than ever as we take over Abbey Park for 2 days.
Expect the best entertainment, street performances, arts, culture, food and more!


Headliners


Apache Indian

Sardara Gill
(Apna Sangeet)

Metz N Trix

DJ Lyan

More To Be Confirmed

South Asian arts & culture


We are inviting the whole of the UK to experience a glittering mix of live music, dance, food, fashion, arts and culture at the Leicester Mela Festival. Indulge in delicious Indian cuisine from across the Indian subcontinent.


HIGHLIGHTS


Last year Leicester Mela Festival had over 25,000+ visitors, 30+ different performers, big headliners and 50+ different stalls.


Check It Out

PERFORMERS

The Leicester Mela festival hosts a diverse programme of performances, from dance schools, dhol players, live music performances from some of the biggest stars in the Asian community, as well as upcoming local artists.

KIDS VILLAGE

We have lots of fun activities for children, from arts and crafts, puppet performances, workshops, henna, games and more.

MELA BAZAAR

The Mela Bazaar is a traditional Indian shopping market, popular for its choice of stunning jewellery, clothes, toys, accessories, bridal products, confectionary and more. With a number of different stalls, you will be spoilt for choice.

FOOD

Treat your taste buds to a selection of delicious street foods, from samosas, Indo-Chinese dishes, fresh coconut water, kulfi ice cream, chai, bhajis and many more Asian delicacies.

DJ TENT

Featuring an array of DJ’s playing classic bollywood anthems, but with a modern day twist, this DJ tent provides an amazing party atmosphere perfect for the whole family.

FUNFAIR

Operated by Billy Bates & Sons, this year’s Mela will include a marvellous funfair, with lots of fun rides and bouncy castles.

Early Bird Tickets Before 31th July

Price per day
Under 5s FREE
Over 65s FREE (ID Required)
Early Bird Ticket £2 (+booking fee) (on sale until 31 July)
Standard Ticket £2.50 (+booking fee)

STALLS

Want to apply to sell at the festival?
Enquire now

FOOD & DRINKS

Are you a food stall trader who would suit the event?
Enquire now

PERFORMERS

Want to apply to perform at the festival?
Enquire now

OTHER ENQUIRIES

For all other enquiries, please email us.
Enquire now

FAQ's


Food & Beverages

Food and drinks will be available to purchase on site.
No alcohol is allowed on the premises.

(Random searches will be enforced)

Parking

Parking information TBC

Admission

Due to escalating high costs of running such a huge 2 day festival, a nominal fee has been introduced this year to help cover costings.

Price per day
Under 5s FREE
Over 65s FREE (ID Required)
Early Bird Ticket £2 (+booking fee) (on sale until 31 July)
Standard Ticket £2.50 (+booking fee)

Get your early bird tickets now!

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Accessibility

Guide/service dogs are allowed to enter the premises if required.

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