Crawley Mela Starts at 12 pm until 7pm on Saturday and Sunday
Crawley Mela 2013 'Bollywood Kheli Ngoma'
A Festival of Dance
Perfomances on the Main Stage, Rising Stars Stage, Workshops, Fashion Show, Fun Fair and many more
The headline act of Crawley Mela 2013 comes in the form of Bhangra superstar and sensation Jassi Sidhu. Former lead singer of the legendary band B21, Jassi Sidhu’s following Solo career has defined him as one of the greatest performers, singers and artists of the UK Bhangra scene. His success over the past 20 years has led him to become world renowned with 7 successful albums (4 solo), multiple tours and a feature in the film, Bend It Like Beckham. This is one act you cannot afford to miss!
For more information, visit http://www.jassisidhu.com/
Sunny & Shyam
Sunny and Shyam, also known as the ' Bolly Bros' or ' Bollywood twins' are International Bollywood/ Bhangra performers/Actors who have many years of experience. They have worked with the BBC, B4U, Sony Television and Zee network on many shows and events in the UK and in India. If you like a bit of dance, this is an act you MUST see!
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/sunnyandshyam
Former member of Chilaki and the legendary band DCS, Jeet brings a unique sound to the Bhangra scene. His latest single with Dr. Zeus reached No. 16 on the iTunes world chart and his new album is planned for release this year. This is one act you do not want to miss!
For more information, go to http://jeetchahilmusic.com/
A truly unique experience for your ears and eyes is presented with Middle Eastern music band Bosphorus. All the band members are prominent musicians excelling in oriental and world music. The group's repertoire is diverse: popular and classical rhythms and moods, traditional Turkish and Arabic compositions, syncopated Gypsy and Balkan tunes - vocal and instrumental pearls of the world music genre. An absolute please to watch!
For more information, visit http://www.b-eitan.com/wind/
OUWE XL from Dorsten (Germany) is a veritable power pack of voices and acoustic instruments. With great passion and obvious enjoyment, they deliver a spirited mix ranging across all ages of rock and pop. With vituoso playing and two-part vocals, Michael Thiemann on flute & accordeon, Reinhard Ernst on guitar and Klaus Griese on drums smoothly perform classic numbers with the feel of a big line-up, constructing an enormous acoustic wall of sound. Renowned for their select repertoire of brilliant Jethro Tull interpretations, OUWE are just as happy performing classic Beatles pieces or super hits by top US bands such as The Eagles, Kansas and Simon & Garfunkel.
They live in the coal-mine area of Germany, the "Ruhrgebiet", they work in different jobs and play music in OUWE XL formation for the past 5 years
Information for Small Businesses, Charities and Sponsors
Small Business On Display
We treasure our retailers because they make it possible for us to bring the festival to you.
If you'd like to see who is participating in 2012, please browse the Supporters page.
If you would like a stall but have not booked yet, now is the time. Pitch fees are the lowest they've been since 2006 and prices have generally remained unchanged from 2011. To apply for a pitch please see the Business page.