Global Village

Global Village

WHEN 1pm - 5pm
WHERE City Hall Grounds

Round off the afternoon in the Mela Global Village at City Hall grounds with food, music, dance and breathtaking aerial performances.

World Music & Dance

World Music & Dance

Soak up the carnival atmosphere with the very best local world music and dance featuring:

  • Zimbabwean fusion music from Magwere
  • Bollywood dance from South Asian Dance Academy
  • Groovy street beats from Belfast Busking Band
  • Eastern delights from Chinese fan dancers
  • Dramatic drumming from SPARK!

Family Arts Workshops

Get hands on with our family arts workshops featuring:

  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Pinata Making
  • Indian Henna Painting
  • African Mask Making

Family Arts Workshops
Food Market

Food Market

Tickle your taste buds with our street food market featuring delicious bites from:

  • Crispstix
  • Sam Smith Catering
  • The Good Food Shak
  • Annie’s Bean Machine
  • The Hatch
  • Dinky Donuts
  • Crepes 2 Go
  • Safari Steak Burgers
  • The Holestone

Creative Collaborators

Hundreds of creative professionals have worked in collaboration with us to bring our first Mela Carnival to life in the streets of Belfast.

Colour Procession

Be part of our colour procession and walk the carnival route with us while throwing colourful powders in a party atmosphere among friends!