2023 Preston City Mela Festival

This year Preston City Mela was looking forward to being back on Moor Park. Unlike when we were there last in 2007, it was an absolutely lovely day. Thankfully not that crazy hot that we’d had recently, it was just right. By the time we got to around 1.30pm the area was an absolute throng of people around the stage, in the stalls & activities areas and across the central area where people were picnicking, chilling, dancing, running around with Chinese Dragons, families chatting, catching up with old friends etc etc. Essentially everyone had a great time and here are some pictures to prove it.

These images were kindly taken by Sonia (the first gallery) and Krishna’s are in the next gallery. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for inviting us. We are so proud to be Punjabi and it’s our very first time in Preston. Such a lovely crowd we absolutely enjoyed every single bit of our performance every single bit of being here it’s our privilege to be here.

Giddha Radio Panj Da.

Preston you’re absolutely amazing. You guys made so much noise Preston is number one in the country thank you very much.

Ultimate bhangra.

Preston is one of the cities in UK with biggest Asian population, so Mela is really important to showcase our culture.

Dhol Frequency.

It was such a lovely stage with lovely people in the audience it was really pushing us to give our energy. lovely experience. The comparer was also amazing he really hyped up the audience and he spoke some amazing words about us.

Meghna and Aditi, Kuchipudi graduates.

What an amazing experience! The crowd was absolutely fantastic.


Below are details of this years exciting programme.