In a much-anticipated musical extravaganza, the Spotify Presents Sandwell & Birmingham MELA 2023 is all set to take place at Victoria Park, Smethwick on July 22-23. This cultural fest promises to bring a vibrant splash of Punjabi culture to Smethwick, and the main attraction? Punjabi music sensations Akki Boy and Preet Sandhu.
Born on May 21, 2001, Preet Sandhu, also known by his original name Lovepreet, is one of the headline performers at the festival. Both he and Akki Boy, a fellow luminary in Punjabi music, will captivate audiences with their popular hits and magnetic performances. The duo is known for their chart-topping songs such as “Hayee MAzee,” and the crowd-favorite “Babe Chale Pahad Mey.”
But the MELA isn’t just about music. This two-day festival, which is known to attract thousands of attendees from across the UK, offers a complete cultural experience. Besides the electrifying musical performances, festival-goers can relish a variety of delicious food stalls featuring traditional Punjabi cuisine. From hot, spicy curries to sweet, sumptuous desserts, there’s something for every palate.
The festival also showcases traditional crafts, making it a hub for craft enthusiasts and those eager to get a glimpse of Punjabi culture and traditions. Handcrafted goods, art pieces, clothing, and a range of other traditional items will be on display and for sale, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to bring a piece of the festival home with them.
With a heady mix of music, food, crafts, and culture, the Spotify Presents Sandwell & Birmingham MELA 2023 is shaping up to be one of the must-visit events of the year. As Preet Sandhu and Akki Boy prepare to set the stage on fire, music lovers can look forward to an unforgettable party, Punjabi-style!