The Edinburgh Mela is Scotland's biggest and best celebration of world music and dance. The Mela seeks to embrace all its diverse communities and cultures, providing a showcase and development opportunities for artists from within those groups, working alongside artists of national and international stature.
What makes it special?
For over twenty years Edinburgh Mela has been bringing outstanding world music and gorgeous international dance to Scotland’s capital city, in a joyous carnival of colour, rhythm, community celebration… and delicious food.
The Mela attracts thousands of people of all ages to the beautiful green space of Leith Links, in north east Edinburgh, to enjoy an atmosphere of fun and diversity.
Every year the Mela Kidzone uses interactive performance and crafting workshops to engage and inspire kids in an interactive multi-sensory journey round the world.