Following the announcement that the Holi One Colour Festival will be launching in South Africa in Cape Town on 2 March, 2013, the organisers have announced the date of the first Joburg festival, which will be on Saturday, 6 April at Emmarentia Dam, from 12 noon to 8pm.
Expect a day of top electronic dance music artists, exhilarating energy, and last but not least, throwing the colourful Holi One powder in the air (and at each other) on the hour, every hour, from 1pm onwards. Throwing the powder not only creates an amazing visual experience for all those attending, but also expresses freedom and the colour of everyday life. The motto for the festival is "We Are All One", which encompasses the passion and showcases the diversity that our country represents.
Inspired by the original Holi Festival in India, the day is a huge fun-filled celebration of music and dancing, and has no religious aspects connected to it, but shares the same values in bringing people together in love and peace. The festival concept has quickly gained popularity worldwide with colour festivals springing up in Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Hannover, the US, and Singapore.
The Holi One coloured powders are safe, water soluble, completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
The artist line-up will be announced soon.
- 2 March: Grand Parade, Cape Town. 12 noon to 10pm
- 6 April: Emmarentia Dam, Joburg. 12 noon to 8pm
General admission: R190 from www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=401532269
General admission including powder (five colours): R290 from www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=401532269
Gate price excluding powder: R250 at the entrance of the festival.
Powder will also be sold separately at the event for R20/100g. Five different colours are available to choose from.
Event info: www.holione.com