The London Mela, Europe’s largest outdoor South Asian festival, returns a spectacular line up.

More than 80,000 people enjoyed last year’s creative triumph and this year the festival held in Gunnersbury Park, Ealing, on Sunday August 31 is set to be even bigger.

The 2013 London Mela at Gunnersbury Park, Acton, Bobbie Friction on the Main Stage

There will be nine zones full of live music, dance, visual arts and food from South Asia.

This free, family-friendly event is produced by Ealing and Hounslow Councils and supported by the Mayor of London, with BBC Asian Network a major partner for the 9th successive year. Featuring a huge variety of artists from around the world as well as a plethora of homegrown acts, the London Mela has something for everyone.

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The main stage will be hosted by BBC Asian Network presenters Tommy Sandhu the daily host of the breakfast show, Noreen Khan host of the Asian Network Chart Show, Desi Beats specialist Bobby Friction who now hosts Friction and The Official Asian Download Chart and Suzi Mann who presents BBC Asian Network’s Official Asian Download Chart Show.

The 2013 London Mela at Gunnersbury Park, Acton: Visitors enjoying fairground ride

The main stage line up acts are headlined by the largest selling female Bhangra artist in the world Miss Pooja, one of the UK’s most popular Bhangra bands, B21, Canadian singer-songwriter Raghav with a string of chart topping singles, including the popular ‘Mawali Qawwali’ and 17 year old heart throb, known to some as the Pakistani Justin Bieber, Asim Azhar.

The annual event begins at 1pm with a children’s procession taking place at 5.30pm and a final procession at 8.30pm departing from the Magic Mela Family area.