Belfast’s most loved family festival returns this year with a fresh look, presenting an amazing week long programme of world music, dance, food, theatre and art finishing with a magical Mini Mela across the city centre.

A week long celebration of culture, colour and creativity as it comes together across a magical series of events finishing with the fabulous festival finale at Botanic Gardens.

Belfast Mela is the city’s annual celebration of global cultures when tens of thousands of visitors come together to celebrate our people and diversity.

The centre piece of the festival is Mela Day, which transforms Belfast’s Botanic Gardens into a magical global garden filled with the sights, sounds and aromas of nations right around the world.

The 18th edition of the festival will take place from the 17 – 25 August 2024.

Our Glasgow – Belfast Express Coach & Sail is the perfect way to travel for a weekend in Belfast.

Just £44 each way, dropping you off in Belfast, Europa Bus Station in the heart of the city centre.

Belfast Mela 2024






10 Great reasons to choose HANNON Coach to travel between Glasgow and Belfast…

  1. Our service is the ONLY direct through service between Glasgow and Belfast – our coach travels the whole way with you and does not just drop you at the ferry terminal.
  2. Convenient online booking up to 60 minutes before departure.
  3. The cost of the ferry is included, and we also check you on-board.
  4. Luxury coach the whole way with on-board toilet, Wi-Fi and reclining seats.
  5. The coach drops you off in Belfast, Europa Bus Station – right in the heart of the city.
  6. No luggage charges – bring a full size 23Kg suitcase per passenger.
  7. We can also accommodate bikes and larger items (Passengers are required to contact us in advance).
  8. We do not hike prices on busy days or closer to your travel date.
  9. Hassle-free security.
  10. Free Wi-Fi the whole way.