Middlesbrough Mela is one of the biggest and most spectacular multi-cultural festivals in the North-East and offers a fabulous mix of music, food, fashion and fun over two days!

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Albert Park in the heart of Middlesbrough you can expect world class music, local talent, the market bazaar and a range of exciting family activities for all the family.

This year due to Covid-19, Middlesbrough Mela will not be happening as usual. With thanks to funding from Arts Council England, UNISON,Tees Valley Community Foundation and Middlesbrough Council we have commissioned our very own Mela story ‘Sara’ and a range of exciting digital workshops which you can take part in and celebrate the much-loved Middlesbrough Mela at home.

Middlesbrough Mela is the largest and longest established event of its kind and attracts audiences of 50,000 over two days, reflecting the aspirations and needs of the communities within Middlesbrough, the Tees Valley and beyond.
The Mela brings communities together to celebrate and promote the diverse cultures within the region by playing host to a high quality programme of world class music covering a rich mix of hip hop, Bhangra and traditional Asian sounds, Market Bazaar, street theatre, family fun zone and fun fair.

We hope to welcome you all back to Middlesbrough Mela at Albert Park in summer 2021 to celebrate our 30th Birthday!