London based 515 to headline Aberdeen Mela - One World Day 2018

The Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC) once again presents a fun-filled family day out in Westburn Park with the return of the popular Aberdeen Mela – One World Day, which will return to the city on Sunday 29th July. The event, which was the biggest multicultural event in the city in 2017, is set to be even bigger and better in 2018.

The event will run from 12:00-19:00 and entry is FREE. The day will be packed with live music and dance, children’s activities, and a huge variety of stalls, including world food, crafts, and a wide range of third-sector organisations.

Robbie Clyde, Head of EventScotland, said: “EventScotland is delighted to support the Aberdeen Mela for a second year, helping to celebrate the diversity of the community and the richness of the cultures of those living in the area. Scotland is the perfect stage for these festivities and I’m sure we will see another fantastic day of music, dance food and more for families in Aberdeen and beyond.”

Headliners The 515 Crew are a popular five-piece band and at the top of the British Asian Music Industry.  The 515 crew are recognised as leaders in Live Bollywood on the British Asian Music scene and their extensive performance experience makes them a favourite with audiences of all ages.

Throughout the day, festival goers will be treated to performances from across the world, including groups from Venezuela, Poland, Asia, and across the UK. The line-up will also feature many young performers in celebration of Scotland’s themed year, The Year of Young People 2018.

AMC Manager, Ahashan Habib, said: “We are very excited about bringing Aberdeen Mela – One World Day once again to Westburn Park. 2017 was a great step up for all the Mela planning partners and this year we are pleased with the wider support we have received from community, public and business groups and we are looking forward to another fun-filled and celebratory day.”

The Aberdeen Mela – One World Day is all about cultural celebration and promoting mutual respect through learning about different communities through a showcase of food, music, and dance. A wide range of food stalls will cater for all tastes both exotic and traditional as well as showcase amazing local crafts, children’s activities and information stalls.  The event is delighted that it will be extensively supported by various community groups and organisations, as well as public funders and corporate sponsors which will make it a truly representative of the North East community.

Tim Smith, BP North Sea Vice President Communications and External Affairs, said:

“BP is pleased to support this hugely-popular event which is aligned to our diversity and inclusion ambitions.  As a global company, we want a workforce that represents all the societies in which we operate.  We also believe that access to arts and culture helps build a more inclusive, inspired and creative society and the Aberdeen Mela – One World Day 2018 provides the perfect platform for bringing people together.”

We encourage people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and from every corner of the North East to come down to Westburn Park this Sunday, 29 July, and share in the colour, energy and uplifting atmosphere of the Aberdeen Mela – One World 2018.

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