We are pleased to announce an exciting and diverse programme for the summer and autumn which will take in events in Gravesham, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and Dartford.

Highlights include:

Gravesend Community Mela Festival July 14 which will be headlined by Crown Prince of Bhangra Jazzy B and will also feature Bee-2, Steel Ambition, Raju Dinehwala, Four by Four Bhangra and Jai Khan.

Gravesham Party on the Prom July 21 which will feature bhangra star Aman Hayer and the Entourage including Angrez Ali and Benny Dhaliwal as well as leading tribute acts Amy Whinehouse and the Counterfeit Stones.

Tunbridge Wells Mela July 29 including live on stage bhangra pop king Jassi Sidhu and leading Madness Tribute Act “One Step Behind”

Gravesham Festival of Torches to celebrate the climax to the Paralympic Games September 7 featuring local schools, the Sky Dome and local culturally diverse artists including Cultural Beats and Four by Four Bhangra.

Maidstone Mela September 9 including live on stage leading Jessie J Tribute act “Jessie Jay”, The Motown Experience and rising bhangra music man PBN (Panjabi by Nature).

Dartford Festival of Light October 19 featuring local schools and culturally diverse artists.

Gurvinder Sandher Artistic Director for Cohesion Plus commented “I am pleased that working in partnership with local authority partners and our artistic partners across Kent and the South East that we have been able to put together an exciting programme of events. We shall again be working across Kent and are looking forward to putting on some great events. I am particularly looking forward to the Gravesend Community Mela Festival and the Paralympic Celebrations which are both new events for us.”