Edinburgh Mela


Leith Links
EH6 7QR Edinburgh, United Kingdom


0131 332 2888

NileGuide Expert tip:

Buy a day pass wristband, which will give you access to all the day's events and shows.


The Edinburgh Mela Festival is a multi-art celebration of the city's cultural diversity. Started in 1995, the festival features spectacular outdoor performances involving dance, theater, circus acts and more.

This year's theme is migration, and the world premiere of Cargo, a large-scale, water-soaked play centering on two migrants traveling by sea to a new home, is the headline act. The festival also offers live music and dance performances.

The Mela Festival runs only for three days from August 6-8th at Leith Links, a park located near the Leith Docks (the festival location is just a fifteen minute walk from Waverly Station). Fun will be had by all: the festival offers a wide array of children activities, including Nepalese kite making, Chinese lantern making and the Edinburgh Puppet Lab.

Tickets are on sale now at the Hub, located on the Royal Mile in the Old Town (call +44-131-473-2000) or at Leith Links between the following times: Friday 6th August, 2.00pm -9.30pm; Saturday 7th August, 11.00am-8.30pm; and Sunday 8th August, 11.00-8.30pm. Adults pay only £2 per show if tickets are purchased in advance, while children under 12 will get in for free!You can also purchase a day pass wristband.


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