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Video: Big crowds thrill to sights & sounds of Glasgow Mela ... and it didn't rain

Multi-cultural festival proves a big hit with the crowds as music and dance from across the world lights up West End.

Thousands of people have enjoyed Scotland's biggest free multi-cultural festival which has taken place in the West End of Glasgow.

The Glasgow Mela broke with tradition to avoid the rain this year as musicians, dancers and entertainers from across the world delighted audiences in the city's Kelvingrove Park.

Watch: Thousands of people enjoyed the spectacle of this year's Glasgow Mela.

The festival was bursting with live music and theatre performances, exotic and mouth-watering foods from around the globe and fun for all ages.

Avenues across the park were crammed with food and clothing stalls as music rang out throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Sounds: The Rajhastan Heritage Brass Band delighted the crowds on the main stage.

Spectacle: Acrobats in brilliant costumes entertained visitors at Glasgow Mela.

Bhangra singer Lamber Hussainpuri wowed the crowds on the Incredible India main stage where earlier the Rajhastan Heritage Brass Band had been a hit with their wonderful sounds.

Among the entertainment were Dance Ihayami; the Hong Lok Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance group; and String Project.

<Turn-out: Big crowds watched a feast of music from around the world on the main stage.

Fusion: Traditional sounds were mixed with Asian rhythms by the String Project.

At the Kelvingrove Bandstand, London-outfit 515 Crew had the crowds dancing with their mixing of Bollwood and pop.

Families also enjoyed sporting fun at Kelvingrove Tennis Pavilion, with players from Glasgow Warriors offering activities.

Bollywood: 515 Crew had the crowds dancing at the Kelvingrove Bandstand.

Families: Good crowds enjoyed a dry and entertaining free spectacle in the West End.

There were also inflatables, play on pedels, Ikedo and tennis, all laid on by Glasgow Sport.

Rhythm: Dancers were among the host of entertainment from around the world.

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