This is the Southampton Mela Festival 2015 programme (just to give you a flavour), we will announce the 2016 programme nearer the time (June).

Main Stage

Comperes Dhruv Gadhvi Presenter, Director, Producer zee tv and Vinod Desai MBE

12 noon   Bollywood Music and Songs – Gata Rahe Mera Dil – Pooja Angra and Karan Rana

1.00pm   Drumming Spectacular – Another Dimension Drumming Troop

1.30pm   Welcome, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton Cllr Linda Norris

1.45pm   Bollywood Dance – Rakhi Sood and TMC Dancers

2.15pm   Fusion Music – Global Rhythms – Panjazz International and Mehboob Nadeem, Sanju Sahai, Keith Waite, Pooja Angra

3.15pm   Bollywood Dance – R & R Dancers

3.30pm   Odissi, Bharata Natyam and Kathak Dance – Abanti Chakraborty, Dalia Pathak, Rumki Sanyal and Sumaya Imam

4.00pm   Indian Classical Music – Mehboob Nadeem (sitar) and Sanju Sahai (tabla)

4.30pm   Fusion Music –  Chakra – Rajeeb Chakrabarty (sarod), Sanju Sahai (tabla), Giuliano Modarelli (guitar), Sarathy Korwar(percussion),  Domenico Angarano (Bass)

5.15pm   Kathak Dance – Rakhi Sood & TMC Dancers

5.45pm   Qawwali Music  –  Khan Brothers

6.45pm   DJ Set – GSP Live – Roar Entertainment

7.00pm   Bhangra Artists – B21, Balvinder Safri, Nirmal Shava Shava, Happy Singh

9pm    close

World Stage

Compere Coco P


12.00 noon   Marimba – Panjazz International

12.30pm   Rock Music – Sherborne House School 1.00pm Odissi and Flamenco Dance – Dalia Pathak and Margarita Waller-Gutierrez 1.15pm Bollywood Songs – Keeya Saund

1.30pm   Bollywood Dance – R and R Dancers

1.45pm   Bollywood Music – Rajasthani Heritage Brass Band

2.30pm   Marathi Songs – Sudhanshu Patwardhan, Darshana Ghalsasi, Madhura Belgee, Rashmi Joglikar

3.15pm   Chinese Music – Ping Hua (Pipa, Chinese Lute, and Dulcimer) Nan Zhou (Erhu, Chinese Violin) Jacky Chen (Dizi, Chinese Bamboo Flute) Xiao Bo (Dizi Chinese Bamboo Flute)

4.00pm   Afghanistani Music and Songs – Afghan Stars

4.45pm   Traditional Irish Music and Songs – Shamrock Keys

5.30pm   Flamenco Music and Dance – Jero Ferec Flamenco Company

6.30pm   African Music and Dance – Bibigro from Africanactivities




Around The Site

Rajasthani Heritage Brass Band with Indian Fakir and Dancer

The Old Thumper Jazzband

Pilgrimage – FIPA

Art Asia Dholis.


Compere Frank Mangena – Studio Red Fitness

12 noon   Zumba

12.20pm  Tai Chi – Demonstration and Workshop

12.40pm  Capoera

1.00pm  Funky Toning Workshop

1.20pm  Zumba

1.40pm  King George FC

2.00pm  Southampton Gym

2.20pm  Capoera

2.40pm  Southampton Gym

3.00pm Funky Toning Workshop

3.20pm  Tai Chi – Demonstration and workshop

3.40pm  Southampton Gym

4.00pm  Funky Boot Camp

4.20pm  Zumba with Tracey – Demonstration and workshop

4.40pm  Funk Fit

5.00pm  King George FC – Beat the goalie

5.20pm  Funky Boot Camp

5.40pm  Capoera group Dora

Activity Zone

Creative Fun For All The Family

Recycled animals and bugs with Margarita Waller-Gutierrez

Let your imagination run wild and make animals from things like bottle tops and other recycled materials.

Rangoli with Caroline Rackham

Take part in building traditional Indian patterns with natural materials.

Story Telling with Keith Waithe and Sandra Agard

Travel around the world with exotic tales and adventures.

Sports Zone

Active Nation, Capoera, Frank Fitness Trainer, Funk
Fit, Funky Boot Camp, King George Pub FC, Saints FC, Southampton Gym, Southampton School of Tai Chi, Sports Massage with GUI, Studio Red Fitness, Water Zorbing, Zumba with Tracey

Activity Tent

Comperes Ranjan Patel and Preeti Nayyar

12.15pm   Belly Dancing Performance & Workshop – Mystic Fusion

1.00pm   Bangali Music and Dance Performance – Hampshire Puja and Cultural Association

1.15pm   Iranian Traditional Dance Performance and Workshop – Hedich Kishipour

1.45pm   Bharata Natyam Dance Performance – Rumki Sanyal

2.00pm   Odissi and Bharata Natyam Classical Dance Workshop – Abanti Chakraborty and Dalia Pathak

2.45pm   Bangladeshi Music and Dance Performance – Southampton Bangladesh Society

3.00pm   Bollywood and Kathak Dance Workshop – Rakhi Sood Bollywood Dance Performance – Art Asia Students

3.30pm   Indian Songs Performance – Art Asia Students of Pooja Angra

3.50pm   Bollywood Song Performance – Nalini Lukha

4.00pm  Bollywood and Folk Dance Performance – Vedic Bal Vikas

4.15pm  Chinese Music and Dance Performance – Chinese Arts Southampton

5.00pm  Flamenco Dance Workshop – Margarita Waller-Gutierrez


Compere Anjali Mavi

12.30pm   Dhol Drumming Workshop – Ricky Kasba

1.15pm   African Drumming Workshop – Kwame Bakoji-Hume and Africanactivities

2.00pm   Flamenco Spanish Music Demonstration – Jero Ferec Flamenco Company

2.45pm   Dhol Drumming Workshop – Ricky Kasba

3.30pm   African Drumming Workshop – Kwame Bakoji-Hume and Africanactivities

4.15pm   Tabla Drumming Workshop – Mitel Purohit

5.00pm   Steel Pans Workshop – Panjazz International


Big Band and English Brass TENT

12.30   Southampton Concert Wind Band

2.30pm  Jubilee Brass Band

4.00pm   Salisbury Big Band

5.30pm   Flautissimo