MAIDSTONE MELA FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, FOOD & DANCE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th 2012
Maidstone Mela Festival Of Music, Food & Dance 2012 – a celebration of
the multi-cultural diversity of Maidstone & Kent featuring music, food
& dance from around the world presented by artists & people from the
local communities of Maidstone & Kent. Inc. music, food & dance from
India, Africa, Ireland, Finland, Nepal, England & more. Headline acts
inc. Punjabi By Nature, The Magnificent Motown Band. + Keep The Faith Events’ DJ Paul Aaaron spinning grooves from around the globe inc. Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, Soca, Salsa, Samba, Indo-Fusion, Flamenco and UKSoul + a special Northern Soul set to compliment the Magnificent Motown Band.
A great, free-entry family day out in the idyllic surroundings of Mote
Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15; 12.30pm – 7.15pm Sunday
September 9th 2012.
All enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Further info at:
maidstonemela.com , twitter.com/maidstonemela & keepthefaithevents.com
FULL EVENT INFO:
About Maidstone Mela:
Maidstone Mela celebrates it’s 10th year on Sept 9th 2012.
10 years of celebrating the diversity of Maidstone & Kent through
Music, Food, Dance & Drama from across the globe performed by the many
A great, free entry family day out in the idyllic surroundings of Mote
Park, Maidstone, ME15.
Artists performing at the Mela include:
The Maidstone Nepalese Dance Group, the award winning ‘Mandy Ellen
School of Dance’, Finnish group ‘Merenkurkut’,
celebrating the Para-Olympics is ‘Square Pegs Drama Group’ which
features local disabled people, Indian Bhangra from ‘Four by Four
Bhangra’, tomorrow’s local stars – with the winners of ‘Maidstone Got
Talent’, Afro-Caribbean-fusion from ‘Steel Ambition’, music & variety
from local group ‘Harmony’, + headline acts Bhangra
fusion star ‘PBN’ (Panjabi by Nature) and the ever popular ‘The
Magnificent Motown Band’.
The event is DJ’d by resident Mela local DJ Paul Aaaron of
keepthefaithevents.com Soul Music Org
Around the Mela site will be a variety of stalls and attractions from
around the world & community groups.
Maidstone Mela – A Brief History:
The Maidstone Mela has been running successfully since 2003 attracting
approx 20,000 people each year. The Mela celebrates the
multi-cultural diversity of Maidstone & Kent through music, food and
dance & was the first multi-cultural Mela in the UK. Maidstone Mela
was the brainchild of former Maidstone Mayor Morelle De’Souza who
wanted a festival to bring all local communities together and
highlight their best talents in light of the global impact of the 9/11
The Mela is organised in partnership by Maidstone Borough Council,
Cohesion Plus Kent and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council & The Mela
Advisory Committee inc. local community organisations and partners
including local schools and Kent Police which meets regularly in the
build-up to the Mela.
DATE: Sunday September 9th 2012
TIMES: 12.30pm – 7.15pm
ADDRESS: Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SX.
TRANSPORT: Maidstone East & West Train
LINK TO MAP: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=Mote+Park&hl=en&geocode=CcaQ0-tRXpmYFfs7DgMdplgIACHzM-VE9j9B3g&mra=ls&sll=51.264708,0.541077&sspn=0.025806,0.052314&ie=UTF8&ll=51.26358,0.550432&spn=0.052956,0.104628&z=14
ENTRY PRICE: Free Entry
AGE LIMIT: No age limit
DRESS CODE: No dress code.