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.

Is Mela back in Botanic Gardens?

Yes! After two years, we are delighted to be back in Botanic Gardens on 28 August from 12-6pm.

Are there any Covid 19 restrictions at the events?

Whilst most legal restrictions are now relaxed we will still be advising audiences to stay safe during the festival. We do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test unless otherwise stated

Do I need a ticket to attend events?

The majority of events in the programme will require a ticket. Please refer to the individual event listing for booking information.

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

If you change your mind you can get a refund up to 30 days prior to the event. After this refunds are only issued 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

I would like to perform at the Mela, how can I apply?

If you wish to perform or take part in Mela, you can contact us at admin@artsekta.org.uk.

I would like to take a stall at the Mela, how can I apply?

If you wish to trade or exhibit at Mela, you can contact us at admin@artsekta.org.uk