The HOLI ONE Colour Festival is inspired by the original Holi Festival in India. Before you say or ask anything, it has no religious connections. The day is a huge fun-filled celebration of music and dancing.
It does share some values with religious aspects though. It’s main purpose is to bring people together in love and peace. The festival concept has quickly gained popularity worldwide. Colour festivals have sprung up in Germany (in Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Hannover), the USA and Singapore.
To give you an idea of what the HOLI ONE Colour festival is like, check out this awesome video clip below.
Before you ask, the HOLI ONE coloured powders are safe, water soluble, completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly. You can expect a day featuring top electronic acts, exhilarating energy and packed full of throwing the colourful HOLI ONE powder in the air (and at each other) every hour on the hour (from 1 PM onwards).
Not only does this create an amazing visual experience for all those at the event, but it also expresses the freedom and the colour of everyday life. The motto for the HOLI ONE Colour Festival is ‘We Are All One’ and it encompasses the passion and showcases the diversity that our beautiful country represents.
This sounds like a lot of fun. There’s no doubt in my mind that this going to be awesome. The HOLI ONE festival’s Cape Town leg takes place on the 2nd of March 2013 at the Grand Parade (from 12 PM to 10 PM) and the Johannesburg leg takes place at Emmerentia Dam on the 6th of April 2013 (from 12 PM to 8 PM).
Ticket Pricing for the HOLI ONE Colour Festival is as follows:
- General admission tickets to the festival cost R190 on Web Tickets.
- General admission tickets including powder (5 colours) cost R290 on Web Tickets.
- Tickets at the gate on the day cost R250.
Powder will also be sold separately at the event for R20 per 100g. Five different colours are available to choose from. For more information about this event, check out the official HOLI ONE website. You can also check out the HOLI ONE Cape Town page and HOLI ONE Johannesburg page on Facebook or follow @holioneSA on Twitter for more info.
The line-up for the HOLI ONE Colour festival in South Africa will be revealed soon, so watch this space. Also watch this space for regular updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.