Edinburgh Mela


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.
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