The Glasgow Mela is returning this weekend for a day of free multicultural activities.

The festival showcases dance, art, and music from across the globe retaining its status as a key event in Glasgow's annual calendar.

A celebration of South Asian culture and heritage, the Mela is based on the traditions of the Indian sub-continent and has grown into an outdoor multicultural spectacle.

It is set to take place at Kelvingrove Park on June 23 from 12pm to 8pm.

Musical performances include local, national, and international artists.

Award-winning Punjabi rapper Roach Killa and Scottish DJs Gtown Desi and Glasgow's own Rameet Sandhu will perform alongside bhangra rockers Bombay Talkie, while the Bhangra Beatles will perform hits from the Fab Four.

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Apache Indian will headline this year’s event .

A diverse assortment of food and market stalls will offer everything from samosas and kebabs to churros and mango lassis, alongside clothing, jewellery, henna, and other items.

Workshops will feature, from panel discussions on Asian cultural identity in food to author Nadine Aisha Jassat's inspiration behind her children’s novels.

Sport has its place at the Mela, too, with attendees able to try hockey, kabaddi, badminton, and volleyball, among others, at the Kelvingrove tennis courts and bowling green.

Dance performances from The Ghungroo Dance Revolution and the Abhinaya Dance Academy help round out the day's offerings.

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Public transport is available with the nearest subway stations to the park being Kelvin Hall and Kelvinbridge.

Those who plan to drive can find parking spaces, although limited, at Lilybank Gardens, Kelvinbridge and Bunhouse Street.

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