Big John’s Birmingham Mela 2022 is coming to Cannon Hill Park: Dates, entertainment & travel
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One of Birmingham’s biggest South Asian events - Big John’s Birmingham Mela - will be taking place in Cannon Hill Park this weekend (Saturday & Sunday August 20 & 21).
Thousands of people are expected to attend this family-friendly event. It’s going to be a weekend of food, shopping and music - since it’s the first time it’s been held three years.
If you want to experience a South Asian mela (fair) while in the UK, this event is perfect for you. The explosion of colours, spicy food of different kinds and sale of ethnic clothes, arts and crafts, and items will be a delight.
The organisers decided to keep the entry to the event free of cost because of the cost-of-living crisis. Families can enjoy the events and take part in other attractions at the two-day fair to have a good time. The regional fast-food chain partnere with Birmingham City Council for this event.
Where to get tickets?
It’s a free event but you can buy VIP passes.
When is it?
20 and 21 August.
Who is performing?
Saturday, August 20
Abrar ul Haq
Jaan Ali Khan
Sunday, August 21
Attah Ullah Khan
Metz N Trix
Haseeb Haze & Muki
There will be traditional South Asian food available so expect a lot of kebabs and curries as well as biryanis and naans as well as street food like chaats, dosas, pav bhaaji, pani puris, and more. It’s going to feature food options from the length and breadth of South Asia.
There will be some funfair rides, a sports area hosting traditional sports activities, including cricket, weightlifting and kabaddi.
How to get there?
You can take the following buses from City Centre to get there: 1, 35, 45, 47, 61, 6.
There’s a large car park off Edgbaston Road, opposite the Warwickshire Cricket Ground and near the mac entrance and a small one off the Russell Road entrance. Parking charges will apply. There is free parking in Holders Lane, B13 8NL and Calthorpe Park (Clevedone Road Entrance), B12 9HE.
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