17 and 18 August 2019
Middlesbrough Mela brings communities together to celebrate and promote the diverse cultures within our region. The festival offers a vibrant celebration of world class music covering a rich mix of hip hop, Bhangra and traditional Asian sounds; a global arts village; food court; bazaar; street theatre, and family fun entertainment.
Get involved – sponsors
Could you work with us to make Middlesbrough Mela happen? Check out our sponsorship pack to find out how!
Get involved – stallholders
Applications are now open for stallholders. Download and fill in the stalls application form to apply, and make sure you've also read and understood the guidance for stallholders. Applications close on Monday 26 July 2019.
Get involved – artists
Sensory artwork commission
We're looking for an artist/s to create a sculptural artwork piece which will incorporate an audio recording exploring contrasting cultural journeys. The art commission can be in any form which entices members of the public to be engaged and intrigued.
Wishing Tree commission
We're looking for an artist/s to create a 'Wishing Tree'. Members of the public will be invited to share their dreams and aspirations on a paper leaf which will be added to the tree sculpture.
The Wishing Tree will be showcased at the Middlesbrough Mela on 17 and 18 August 2019, then tour around events and festivals across the Tees Valley.