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“Most Action Packed Mela Yet” Promised by Organisers


Jun 22, 2017

MIDDLESBROUGH’S “most action packed Mela yet” is on its way as the annual multi-cultural festival announces its 2017 line-up.

Big names on the varied bill include Cbeebies star Dr Ranj, The Only Way Is Essex’s Jasmin Walia and popular singer Zack Knight, along with headline acts HunterZ and Britain’s Got Talent star Signature, invited back by popular demand.

There is also a wide array of international and local performers across the weekend.

Now in its 27th year, the event takes place on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, and as always promises family fun, captivating music, delicious food and much more.

Hosts for the weekend are Remel London on Saturday and BBC Asian Network’s Kan D Man on Sunday.

Mela Committee Chair Raza Rashid said: “We are absolutely delighted with the line-up for Middlesbrough Mela 2017 and the wide range of activities on offer.

“In particular getting Dr Ranj is a huge coup and we know how popular he will be with both his young Cbeebie viewers and their parents.

“Now the announcement of the full line-up is made we are now just really excited for the weekend and hope to see the same great audiences who always give their support.”

Main Stage

Saturday, July 15

Hosted by Remel London

12.20pm Mary Davison

12.45pm Dr Ranj

1.15pm Sparkle

1.45pm Teesside School of Music

2.15pm Ty Lewis

2.40pm Zoe Bellamy Dance

3pm Jamie Graham

3.20pm Corpus Christi School

3.40pm The Bradley School of Dance and Musical Theatre

4pm Signature

4.30pm Attitude

4.50pm Geoff Mull


Sunday, July 16

Hosted by BBC Asian network’s Kan D Man

12.30pm Geoff Mull

1pm Najmun Nahar Tanni

1.45pm Guest speaker

2pm Bhangra Punjabian Da (BPD)

2.30pm Manak E

3pm Jasmin Walia

3.30pm Roma Sagar

4.15pm Zack Knight

5pm HunterZ

By Emily