Preston City Mela to take place this weekend on the Flag Market

Posted on - 1st September, 2021 - 11:21am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Preston City Mela. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Preston City Mela is set to take place on Saturday 4 September from 11am-4.30pm.


Locals can head to the Flag Market for dancing, dragons, drums and much more. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family, and everything is free.

Preston City Mela event poster

Due to the pandemic, the festival was unable to go ahead in its early summer slot in June, so is back with a bang for September.

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Here is Blog Preston’s handy guide to Preston City Mela:

Main stage:

  • 11am – Jay Acharya Compere – Music Tracks
  • 11.15am – Chinese Dragon Dance
  • 11.30am – Bollywood Divas
  • 11.50am – Prakash Ramachandra – South Asian Drumming
  • 12.10pm – Annapurna Indian Dance – Musical Street Play
  • 12.25pm – Balu Raghuram – Violin Recital
  • 12.45pm – Apna Beat Dhol
  • 1.05pm – Abhinandana Dance Academy – Indian Classical and Contemporary Dances
  • 1.25pm – Punjabi Roots – Bhangra performance
  • 2pm – Navin Kundra – Celebrity Singer – Bollywood Music
  • 2.40pm – Nritya Rammohan Dance Company- Indian Fusion Dances
  • 3pm – The Worldwide Samba Drummers and Dancers
  • 3.20pm – Young Preston Dancers – Bollyfusion
  • 3.50pm – Music

Flag Market:

  • 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm – Diana Bayliss – Puppetry (stall on Flag Market)
  • 12.15pm to 3.15pm – Punjabi Mascots (strolling around the Flag Market)#

Seasonal Market:

  • 12pm – Chinese Dragon Dance
  • 1.30pm – Apna Beat Dhol Players
  • 2.30pm – World Wise Samba Drummers

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Will you be attending the Preston City Mela? Let us know in the comments below.

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