London Mela, Gunnersbury Park: 4 September

Jay Sean, Jazzy B, Lember Hussainpuri, Mumzy Stranger and Ash King joined the London Mela line up.

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  • Watch A Summer of Melas 2011 with performances from Jay Sean, Jazzy B, Jassi Sidhu and Mumzy Stranger. Plus highlights from the BBC Introducing Stage and exclusive backstage interviews.
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  • Asian Network Main Stage

    The no.1 British-Asian music star of all-time returns to the London Mela in his first Mela appearance in Britain for 4 years! Asian Network proudly presents West London's own returning to the UK for a special homecoming performance in front of his local crowd, with exclusives from forthcoming album 'Freeze Time' and hits including Hit The Lights, Down, 2012 (It Ain't The End) and early classics Dance With You, Eyes On You and Stolen. Welcome home Jay Sean!

    The Canadian Crown Prince of Bhangra returns to London Mela for the first-time since 2002 as the 'Maharajah' - performing exclusive tracks for the first-time from brand new album The Maharajahs and an unbeatable live performance of hits including Dil Luteya, Rambo, Surma and Landona Patola.

    Lehmber Hussainpuri burst onto the mainstream bhangra scene through a collaboration with Dr. Zeus on the massive hit album Unda The Influence. Having worked with Swami, RDB and Panjabi MC, this Punjabi singer should create a storm on the main stage.

    Crowned 'Best Urban Act' winner at the UK AMA 2011 Mumzy Stranger returns to the Main Stage with a new-look live band and collaborators including fellow East Londoner Junai Kaden.

    London Mela and BBC Asian Network welcome Montreal's JoSH for the first time, with the Indian/Pakistani fusion act performing a greatest hits set and tracks from new album Beyond Kismat. Lead front-men Rup and Q have broken music boundaries between both nations, with a recent appearance on the 4th series of Pakistani music sensation Coke Studio.

    Southall born-and-bred Ash King has lived the Bollywood dream in the past 18 months by breaking through the barriers to perform on some of the biggest film soundtracks. He'll be performing a set with his live band including Suno Aisha (Aisha), Te Amo (Dum Maro Dum) and current hit I Love You (Bodyguard).

    Hunterz has been one of the most consistent British-Asian performers on the global stage over the past decade with hits including Rehle and Tere Bin Nahin Laga. We welcome Hunterz on his debut London Mela performance.

    Manchester music maestro Surinder Rattan single-handedly changed Bhangra in 1999 through his Garage-fusion Tappe (The Lick) and here he presents a set including Joga (performing Ranjha) Toronto's Roach Killa (Yaara Dildaara) and current House-Bhangra anthem Haas Haas featuring fellow Mancunians Metz & Trix.

    Within 12 months Garry Sandhu has cemented his position as most promising Bhangra newcomer through hits including Sahan To Pyariya with DJ H, Main Nee Peenda and the Surinder Rattan-produced collaboration with Roach Killa Dil De De.

    More Stages: Mix Tent | BBC Introducing stage | In Conversation at London Mela

    • Watch A Summer of Melas

      Watch highlights from the Mela season, including performances from Jay Sean, Jazzy B and Jassi Sidhu online now.

    • Watch Jay Sean In Conversation

      Watch Tommy Sandhu In Conversation with Jay Sean, plus performances from London Mela online now.

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