Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2022 is coming to Victoria Park, Smethwick: Entertainment, travel & tickets

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2022 will take place in Victoria Park, Smethwick this month, and it’s going to be a colourful fair.

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Birmingham Mela is coming to Victoria Park

UK’s biggest South Asian festival - Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2022 - will be held at Victoria Park in Smethwick on 27 and 28 August 2022, and they have loads of entertainment, food, and dance to offer. It’s going to be a great weekend of family fun as the popular event marks its 10th birthday!

While South Asian Heritage Month 2022 comes to a close on 17 August, this festival is a great way to immerse yourself in the colourful culture of the Indian subcontinent, which includes Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

No two countries of South Asia are exactly alike and have different takes on similar foods, clothes, and traditions. You will be able to witness varied cultures in action as well as the vibrant traditions and arts and crafts at the venue.

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    How to get tickets?

    Entry fee is £2 each day and you can purchase tickets online or pay at the gate. There will be no re-admission with the same ticket. Doors open at 1pm and the last entry is at 7.30pm both days.

    Who is performing?

    Arif Lohar

    Atma Singh

    Aman Rozi


    Garry Sandhu

    Kaur B

    Mankrit Aulakh

    Birmingham Mela is coming to Victoria Park

    Raf Saferra

    Ricky Dhindsa

    DJ Kizzi

    Nirmal Sidhu

    Lohar Boys



    Jasi J Kaur

    When is it and how to get there?

    Victoria Park in Smethwick to be the venue for Birmingham Mela 2022

    The festival will take place on 27 & 28 August at Victoria Park is located on Smethwick High Street. Gates open at 1pm and close at 8pm both days.

    There will be road closures in place around the park and you can enter it via the High Street gate next to Smethwick Council house.

    These buses pass adjacent to the park: 80, 87, 89, 53, 55.

    The nearest rail station is Smethwick Rolfe Street.

    There is limited car parking and will cost £5 per day.

    The bazaar will have traditional spices and the food village have a variety of options

    Can I bring pets?

    Animals will not be allowed unless they are registered assistance dogs.

    Food options

    You can expect traditional South Asian food stalls including street food, British Chinese and other global cuisine options.

    Other attractions

    There will be a traditional bazaar where you can pick up bits and baubles, a number of rides for children like a merry-go-round. There’s an arts village with workshops and other engaging activities also showcase of rising talent, and visual and aerial arts, street theatre and walkabouts!

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