HUDDERSFIELD went crazy for all things Asian at the Kirklees Mela yesterday.
The usually quiet Sunday streets were filled with people making their way to the annual event at Greenhead Park.
The mela - hosted by Panjab Radio and organised by Kirklees Council Culture and Leisure Services - boasted something for everyone.
There were funfair rides, games and even donkey rides to keep the younger generation amused.
For the accessory addicts, there was a range of stalls selling jewellery, beautiful bags, sequinned slippers, attractive Asian clothing and mehndi henna body art.
Kelly Taylor, 31, favoured these stalls. She said: "I've been before and I think it's a great event.
"Everyone is saying that the London bombs were designed to divide the Asian and white communities. But events like this show that they won't succeed. Things like this bring the whole town together."
One of the most popular mela attractions is always the food.
Numerous local restaurants had set up stands to cook Asian cuisines in the open air, tempting passers-by with the aromatic smell of spices.
While some people tucked into the food, others were focused on the musical entertainment on two stages, - one at either end of the park.
Appearing on the main stage were Ms Scandalous and the Panjabi Hit Squad.
Ms Scandalous, from Southall in London, is just 20 years old but has already become the first British- Asian female to be playlisted on MTV.
She burst on to the music scene with her appearance on Panjabi Hit Squad's single Hai Hai, the biggest bhangra record of the past two years.
Ms Scandalous, who is about to release her debut album, Ladies First, met the collection of DJs in 2002 while working at her Saturday job in legendary London Asian music store Metro Music.
Panjabi Hit Squad currently present Desi Beats on BBC Radio 1 Xtra and Breakdown on the BBC Asian Network.
Also performing on the main stage was Huddersfield's own bhangra artist, Gupsy Aujla.
Edgerton-based Gupsy, 24, released his album Out of Nowhere on April 4 on the Xplosive Soundz label.
Percussionist Gupsy was joined on stage by a series of singers to perform his songs, which fuse western R 'n' B, and Indian bhangra sounds.
Other artists at the event included Pend De Munde (known as PdM) and SK1.
Beaumont Street Studios community radio station Creative FM 107.1 marked the end of its 28-day live stint on the airwaves by broadcasting live at the mela.