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Indian Independence Day brings festivities for Asians in the UK


London Mela in Gunnersbury Park is being organised on 15th August


22nd July 2010:
Indian Independence Day is all set to bring festivities for the Asian community in the UK.

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For the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park is being organised on 15th August 2010. A wonderful celebration of Asian music and culture, the mela has always been a big hit.

In fact, the previous years have seen the mela, with its line-up of British Asian music, and Bollywood figures, along with traditional and classical performances, draws a big crowd of 55,000 visitors.

Considered one of the biggest celebrations of Asian music and culture outside the Indian subcontinent, this year’s festival is still in the planning stages. But last year saw the new talent and alternative musicians adding to the live music.

Across on the BBC Asian Network main stage Apache Indian was among the headliners, bringing his unique mix of Ragga and Bhangra to Gunnersbury Park. In all, there were seven zones with urban, classical and experimental music, DJs, circus and comedy as well as dance, arts and a children’s play area.

This year too the organisers are expecting a similar funfair atmosphere with music and dance supplemented by hundreds of stalls selling food and handicrafts, all of which makes the London Mela a magnet for a multitude of Londoners out for a good time.

The venue is Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, W3 8LQ. The mela will be organised on Sunday 15th August 2010 between 12pm and 8.30pm. You do not have to pay your way to excitement. The nearest station is Gunnersbury Tube.

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