item25The Gravesend Community Mela Festival which had to be cancelled due to rain will now take place on Saturday August 18 at the Bandstand in the Fort Gardens, Promenade between 2pm and 5.30pm. The Mela will be headlined by the Crown Prince of Bhangra Jazzy B with perfomrances also on the day by Benny Dhaliwal, Raju Dinehwala, Jai, Shin Cobra, Four by Four Bhangra and the Iconic Roadshow. Gurvinder Sandher who has organised the event commented “We have worked very hard to rearrange the Mela.  I am especially grateful to all the artists especially Jazzy B and his management for their understanding following the last minute cancellation of the event in July due to the poor weather, our community partners and our funders Arts Council England.  I am hoping that we will have a great day and that the local community will come and support this free community event.  There will be a number of emerging artists performing and is an excellent showcase for the new talent which is coming through on the Bhangra / Urban music scene.”