Big John’s Birmingham Mela returns to Cannon Hill Park on Sunday, 16 August, celebrating the diversity of the city’s South Asian community through its culture, food, sport, art and entertainment.
Now in its 15th year, this free family event includes live music from an array of artists, headlined by Miss Pooja. Other performers include Hunterz, Roach Killa, Asif Khan, Shide Boss, Zack Knight and Jay Status, hosted by BBC Asian Network presenters Tommy Sandhu and Noreen Khan.
Other attractions include funfair rides, a sports area hosting a Kabbadi tournament, a fashion show, a martial arts display, a bazaar with clothing, jewellery, music and craft stalls, plus a whole host of catering units selling traditional Asian food.
Cllr Zafar Iqbal, chair of Birmingham Mela Steering Group, said: “Big John’s Birmingham Mela is a great opportunity for families to come together for a celebration our city’s diverse cultures.
“This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a wide array of attractions and entertainment, ensuring there will be something for everyone.
“We are delighted to be delivering Birmingham Mela in association with Big John’s, without whom this fantastic event would not be possible.”
The event runs from 12pm to 8pm and free public car parking is available at Edgbaston Stadium, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Ground, although visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible.
Further information on Big John’s Birmingham Mela is available by visiting www.bigjohnsbirminghammela.com.