Mela Friday @ Jubilee Square Friday September 6
1.30pm Maidstone Mela Launch Parade.
Friday September 6 will see the biggest Maidstone Mela Launch Parade.The parade will depart from County Hall at 1.35pm
2.30pm Emerald Steel Band
Popular Kent based steel band who will be bringing the sounds of the Caribbean to the centre of Maidstone
3.15pm Lucky Moyo
Leading African singer and percussion player who will be performing traditional African songs and dance.
3.45pm Danny and Dan
Popular local comedy act winners of the 2012 Maidstone Has Got Talent
4.15pm Maidstone Nepalese Community Group
Traditional Nepalese folk dance and music performance
4.45pm Michael Buble Tribute Act
Leading tribute artist Georg Tormann will be performing as Michael Buble
5.30pm Get the Party Started a Tribute to Pink
Leading Pink Tribute act who will perform a catalogue of the superstars hits
Maidstone Mela Sunday 2013 Stage Programme
12.30 Tibetan Monks
Recreating the mysteries of the Buddhist Monastery, eight Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo offer a dramatic presentation of sacred dance, music and chanted prayer with
traditional costumes and ceremonial masks.
1pm (Piwnica pod Aniolami) (Cellar under the Angels)
Piwnica pod Aniolam (Angels under the Cellar) is a tribute to Piwnica pod Baranami (Rams under the Cellar). A Polish Literary cabaret established by Piotr Skrznecki in Krakow, Poland in 1956. This music project was started by Marysia Nowinska, with friends from the Polish community church in Tottenham, London.
1.45 Bollywood Blast
Local Maidstone based Bollywood dance troupe.
2.05 Maidstone Nepalese Community Group and Naumati Baaja UK
Local young people performing a colourful traditional folk dance from Nepal alongside one of the leading Nepalese folk groups in the UK
Exciting RNB artist who has won much acclaim opening for Boys II Men at the O2 as well as supporting Chipmunk and Misha B. Performing with a full live band and dancers his original songs including “Alien” and “One and Only”
3.30 Maidstone has Got Talent
Winners from this year’s exciting talent show will be showcasing their talents.
4pm Cohesion Plus “Dhol Tamasha”
Kent based Cohesion Plus has produced “Dhol Tamasha” performance with Cultural Beats which will feature Four by Four Bhangra. The performance will fuse traditional bhangra music and dance with contemporary pop and hip hop.
4.30 Benny Dhaliwal and Raju Dinehwala
Two risings stars of the Bhangra Music Scene from Kent who will be performing a number of their international hits including “Oh Kuri “ and “Saadeh Mooreh”
Madness Tribute band Badness formed in 1994, Badness have been a market leader in the tribute and Ska scene and have recently won the 2013 National Tribute Awards for being one of best tribute bands in the UK.
Badness Tribute Band on Youtube
DJ Paul Aaaron ( KeepTheFaithEvents.Com )
Maidstone local Paul Aaaron is CEO/founder & DJ at
KeepTheFaithEvents.com a Soul & Roots music organisation who run shows at Jazz
Cafe & Ronnie Scott’s in London