Middlesbrough Mela is back for 2022 and will be making a return to Albert Park on Saturday 13 August (11am to 6pm) and Sunday 14 August (12-7pm).
Enjoy incredible food, arts and crafts, a funfair, street performers, sports, games, musicians and loads more throughout the weekend. The incredible shopping bazaar also makes a return with more than 70 stalls from all around the UK selling food, fashion, jewels and more!
Main stage line-up*
Saturday 13 August
- 11am Special viewing of our lovely Mela book, Sara
- 12pm Main Stage line-up begins with your hosts BBC Tees
- 12.30pm Ceroc Middlesbrough
- 1pm Rayven Skye
- 2pm Angels Singing Academy
- 2.15pm Sri Lankan Tees Angels
- 2.30pm Andy X
- 3pm Pink Lemonade
- 4pm Chris Don
- 4.30pm House Percussions
Sunday 14 August
- Hosted by Bobby Friction!
- 12pm Main Stage entertainment begins
- 12.30pm Sri Lankan Tees Angels
- 12.45pm Tropicana N.East
- 1.30pm George Breeze – Bharatnatyam dancer
- 2pm Lata Tribute
- 2.15pm Jodi Dancers
- 2.30pm Rajni Aarya
- 3pm Kuldeep Purewal
- 3.30pm Jodi Dancers
- 3.45pm Rita Morar
- 4.15pm Harvey Sahota
- 4.45pm Jenna
- 5.15pm Panjabi MC
- 6pm Lehmber Hussainpuri with full live band!
*Stage times are subject to change – please check at the event on the day.
Family fun activities
Make some magical Mela memories and enjoy a host of interactive activities and workshops throughout the weekend.
Meet the Middlesbrough Museums team and make some Mela-inspired masks to take home.
Make your very own Middlesbrough Mela magazine with artist, Adele Catchpole.
Create some awesome beats at a drumming workshop with Musinc.
Beamish Museum will be exploring stories and encouraging visitors to peek inside mystery suitcases to see what can be found.
Enjoy some books magic with Middlesbrough Reads as we hear the Mela stories of Sara and Henna (Saturday only).
Explore the park on the magical Family AR Trails – scan the QR code with your camera phone to get started.
Selfie-sticks and cameras at the ready as our magical Mela characters roam the park, primed for photo opportunities.
Don’t miss the Games Zone where you can play some of your favourite giant-sized games!
Take part in some Albert Park activities: swan boats will be available to hire from the Visitor Centre – £5 per boat. The roller rink will also be playing some Mela-inspired tunes. £2.50 for children or £3.50 for adults, includes skate hire if required. Please note that it is cash only payments in the Visitor Centre.
For further information, visit the Middlesbrough Mela website.