Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Peel Park in Bradford is looking amazingly serene with all the tents, marquees and stages set, ready for the music to start, for the 100,000 expected people to arrive and for the party to begin at Bradford Mela.
Ben Pugh (Bradford Mela Producer) gave me the tour of the site on a electric buggy – made me feel quite special being driven around Seriously……im quite overcome with immense pride for Bradford Mela and for all the hard work Ben and his team have put into making this year’s 21st birthday event, so special.
Around the whole site are HUGE sculptures – you can see one here uploaded….the torso of a giant man……jst sitting there waiting to be unloaded.
Bradford itself is on the cusp of massive regeneration and not having visited for a number of years, its so lovely to step into a space that seems other worldly. The buildings have come out the shadows and with tons of new build, site clearances, its definitely a place to come visit.
Bradford Mela is on Saturday 13 + Sunday 14 June. Its totally free and has a lineup most festivals would be envious of.
Check it out if you can and have a huge amount of fun.