Northern Ireland’s favourite family get together and largest celebration of cultural diversity, the Belfast Mela, returns to Botanic Gardens on Sunday 26th August from 12 noon until 6pm for its biggest festival ever.
Pictured in the newly refurbished Tropical Ravine as the Belfast Mela website goes live online for tickets are budding performers Jacob and Jasmin from Lisburn alongside Noa and Prasad from Belfast.
Organised by ArtsEkta, this year’s Belfast Mela is set to provide a wonderful family day out to celebrate Northern Ireland’s increasing cultural diversity with music, dance, food and much more from around the world
Nisha Tandon, Executive Director, ArtsEkta says: “This is the 12th year of the Belfast Mela and each year the festival continues to go from strength to strength. This year we wanted to highlight the hugely important part families play at Mela so as well our popular baby rave Bollywood style there is also a new magical journey around the world in Culture Land, mesmerising theatre shows in the Tropical Ravine and much more specially for families to enjoy a wonderful world of diversity in Botanic.”
The Belfast Mela Festival will transform Botanic Gardens into an exotic magical garden with up to 30,000 expected to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas from a wealth of nations. A special addition to this year’s programme will see Botanic go to Bollywood in a spectacular finale show featuring over 100 local performers.
Tickets are £7 for adults; £6 concession and a family ticket costs £15, covering entry for 2 adults and 2 children under 16. Access to the main family attractions at the event are free of charge