Date set for the Glasgow Mela

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Mark July 17 in your diary as the Glasgow Mela returns for another year.

The Mela — which celebrated at 25th anniversary last year — takes place in Kelvingrove Park, and has become Scotland’s biggest free multicultural festival.

Councillor Soryia Siddique, chair of the Mela steering group and a representative for southside central, said: “We had an outstanding event last year which attracted some unforgettable artists from across the world and was enjoyed by 40,000 people. The bar is set very high but our ambition to deliver an unforgettable expression of Glasgow’s friendliness and inclusion through art and culture remains as strong as ever.”

The line up is still being assembled, but anyone interested in being involved can contact arts&music@glasgowlife.org.uk.

Councillor Siddique added: “The Glasgow Mela is a celebration of the city’s incredibly rich and diverse communities. It provides an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate our pride in our shared cultures and we hope to hear from as many people as possible as we continue to develop the Glasgow Mela.”