Stage Programme 2014

Mela Sunday @ Mote Park September 14 (Subject to Change)

  • Resident DJ Paul Aaaron (
  • 12.30 Phase 5 Steel Band – Popular Kent based Steel Band who will bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the Mela
  • 1.30   Kitka – Local Bulgarian Folk Dance Troupe performing at the Mela for the first time
  • 1.45   Kerala Cultural Association – Maidstone based South Indian Dance Group
  • 2.05   Real Eire Dance – One of the leading Irish Dance Troupes in the UK based here in Kent
  • 2.25   Bollywood Blast – Popular Maidstone based Bollywood Dance Group
  • 2.45   Gypsy Stars – Roma (Gypsy) Music and Dance troupe. Originally from Poland, they play traditional Roma music from Eastern Europe
  • 3.30   Maidstone Nepalese Community – Local young people performing a colourful traditional folk dance from Nepal
  • 3.50   Danny and Dan – Emerging Maidstone based comedy duo that will have everyone up and dancing to their antics on stage
  • 4.15   Cohesion Plus “Afro-Bhangra” Fusion – Leading bhangra dance group Four by Four and African ensemble Uzambezi will be performing an exciting fusion of African songs and dance
  • 4.45   Imminent – Local Maidstone based vocal trio who will have up and dancing with their amazing voices. Imminent enjoy covering the artistes who have influenced them the most, delivered with their youthful twist. They write their own songs usually inspired from life experiences.
  • 5.30   Ruby Turner – One of UK’s finest Soul, R&B. Jazz, Reggae and Gospel Singers who has released 14 albums with number ones in the UK and USA as well as appearing on releases by the likes of Mick Jagger, UB40 and Brian Ferry will be headlining the Mela this year. In recent years she has performed regularly with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band.
  • 7pm   Finish