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Welcome to Belfast Mela

Mela returns in 2015! 

The Belfast Mela brings together tens of thousands of people to enjoy a show stopping line up featuring music, dance, food, fashion, street theatre, circus and carnival from across the globe.

The 9th annual Mela will take place on the 30th August 2015 from 12noon-6pm at Botanic Gardens. We are currently planning the 2015 festival with details being made available in the Spring. In the meantime, browse the 2014 site to get an idea of what the Mela is all about....

If you are interesting in trading or exhibiting at the 2015 Mela you can register your interest here

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Many thanks for the lovely Mela festival, my first one but I hope to go often , I really enjoyed the dancers, the dancers were the exotic ingredient. So many people, but so well organized It was a fab day with great atmosphere. So good to see such a large crowd all enjoying the sunshine and music. You rock it ArtsEkta!! Great to see all colours of citizen there at this event...the rest of Belfast take note...when we are all together we all have fun...a splendid advertisement for culture in Belfast. More please. Well done for presenting such a fun filled day in Belfast. The atmosphere was fantastic as was the entertainment. My little 1 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first festival too. Thanks for a great day


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