Prepare for an exhilarating day of rich vibrant energy and mischievous behavior as the world’s biggest colour festival launches in South Africa.
The original Holi Festival in India is a huge fun-filled celebration of music and dancing, uniquely characterised by throwing special coloured powder into the air (and at each other) to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.
The festival concept has quickly gained popularity worldwide with colour festivals springing up in Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Hannover, the USA and Singapore.
Now Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban are in for a treat as 2013 sees the launch of the inaugural HOLI ONE Colour Festival on South African soil.
Thousands of enthusiasts in each city will come together in a thrilling atmosphere of electronic music, performance art and visual stimulation. Dressed in white, revelers at the open-air festival will soon be covered in brilliant hues as the air is filled with the clouds of brightly coloured powder at a countdown on the hour, every hour from 2pm.
Award winning agency Seed Experiences – the company behind the hugely successful Rocking the Daisies Music & Lifestyle Festival – has been appointed as the project management company behind the South African HOLI ONE Colour Festival series. All three events promise to be an inspiring initiative, centred around the theme – ‘We are All One’.
“The global HOLI ONE festival is not directly linked to the original Holi Festival, nor with it’s religious aspects, but is definitely inspired by it and shares the same values – a day steeped in the old Indian tradition of bringing people together in love and peace, a tradition that transcends backgrounds and cultures” comments Brian Little, Managing Director of Seed Experiences. “We will carry this ethos throughout all of our planning, promoting a spirit of camaraderie and togetherness in the ‘We Are All One’ philosophy. Something that we feel is very relevant and necessary in the South African context”, concludes Little.
Cape Town will be the first city to host the HOLI ONE Colour Festival and it promises a brilliant line-up featuring some of the biggest DJ acts in the country as well as a host of the freshest and most impressive new DJ’s exploding onto the Cape Town music scene.
The HOLI ONE coloured powders are safe, water soluble, completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
If you would like to take part in the festivities, make sure you get your hands on the hottest ticket in town!
2 March 2013 – Cape Town, Grand Parade – 12pm – 10pm
Durban, Venue & date TBC – 12pm – 10pm
Johannesburg, Venue & date TBC – 12pm – 10pm
Cape Town tickets will be available on 5 December:
Early Bird Special (capped so get them asap): R170
Only available at the following outlets in Cape Town:
1. Gypsy stores throughout the Cape Peninsula:
Gypsy Kalk Bay – Kalk Bay Main Road, 021 7886802
Gypsy Long Street – 285A Long Street, 021 4242994
Gypsy Stellenbosch – 147 Dorp Street, 021 8867157
Gypsy/Zebra Durbanville – Corner of Wellington Road & Chenoweth Street, 021 976 2604
2. The Old Biscuit Mill Neighbourhood Goods Market (Saturdays only), 373 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
3. TAKE&BAKE, 16 Main Road, SeaPoint, 021 8014444
General Admission: R190 from Webtickets: www.webtickets.co.za
General Admission including powder (5 colours): R290 from Webtickets: www.webtickets.co.za
Powder will also be sold separately at the event.
Event Info: http://www.holione.com