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Make the most out of the last days of the British summer by heading over to Gunnersbury Park for a day packed with first-rate entertainment.

London Mela is a fabulous celebration of south Asian culture, featuring street artists, dancing spectaculars, DJs, visual artists, comedians, and live music entertainment.

A south Asian festival brings with it, as you'd rightly expect, a load of mouthwatering food to keep your tummies happy. The London Mela also features a market, a funfair and a special children's area - so be sure to take the whole family.

So who's performing on the big day? Jay Sean for starters, one of the biggest British-Asian music stars working in the business today.

Popular singer-songwriter Jazzy B, born in India and raised in western Canada, makes his first appearance in nine years at London Mela.

Winner of Best Urban Act at the UK's Asian Music Awards this year, Mumzy Stranger is bound to pull in the crowds around the main stage - expect to hear his best-selling One More Dance début single, together with Showgirl and Fly With Me.

Ash King has been working hard on some big Bollywood soundtracks - see him at the Mela performing Suno Aisha (Aisha), Te Amo (Dum Maro Dum) and his current hit I Love You (Bodyguard).

Pakistani urban musician Hunterz has been around for a few years - and is still going strong. It's Hunterz's first time at London Mela, where he'll no doubt be performing hits such as Rehle and Tere Bin Nahin Laga. Go along and give him a warm welcome.

The BBC Asian Network Mix Tent features a host of DJs and performers, including the likes of Jernade Miah, Metz 'n' Trix, Pure Music Generals, Donae'o, Nihal, and DJ Kayper.

Also, listen out for 'In Conversation With…' - a series of live interviews with performers and artists at this year's Mela (members of the audience can contribute questions), hosted by BBC Asian Network and BBC London 94.9 presenters. Live broadcasts from backstage will start at 2pm. The interviews will be recorded and later broadcast on the stations.

One of the fantastic things about the London Mela is that it won't cost you a penny to get in - that's right, it's a free event, and everyone from London and beyond is welcome to go along to join the party.
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Why? It'll be a great way to end the summer.
When: Sunday 4th September, 2011
Where: Gunnersbury Park, London W3
Cost: Free
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