To make sure you have the best possible Mela experience we have compiled a few handy hints and tips to assist you.


Do I have to pay for this year's festival?

The majority of the programme is free, however there are ticketed events at varying prices.

Why is Mela not in Botanic Gardens?

Unfortunately due to production lead times and the impact of restrictions it has not been possible to present the full festival in park. We will be back in 2022! This year, we are piloting a new week long programme which we hope will return in the future.

Are there restriction at this year's live events?

Yes there will be specific guidance for each event to keep everyone safe. You can find out more on our Covid 19 safety promise page.

Do I need a ticket to attend the Mini Mela

No, this is a drop in programme. You can come along on the day, but all events are subject to capacity.

Can I get a refund to an event if I change my mind?

No, refunds are only available in the event of cancellation

I can no longer attend a free event, what do I do?

Please cancel your booking via Eventbrite so that the ticket can be re-allocated to another person.

I have special access requirements, what do I do?

Please contact us to discuss any special arrangements you may require at one of our events