Holi Festival of Colours 2013

2013-09-05 10:03
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Holi One in Joburg

Revellers throw colourful powder in the air as an expression of freedom during the 'We are One Colour' outdoor music festival at the Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg on Saturday. See all the pictures.

When: 14 September 2013
Time: 12:00 – 20:00
Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square
Where: Johannesburg, Gauteng

As part of the eight countries and 30 cities worldwide, the Johannesburg leg of the Holi Festival of Colours 2013 World Tour will transform The Mary Fitzgerald Square on the 14th of September 2013 into a multi-colour dance floor. South Africa’s rainbow nation will come together in this open-air venue and fill the space with bright yellows, reds, greens and blues in the sky, on beaming faces and lifting up from the floor on the beat of moving feet and the music that drives it.
 
Holi is one of the largest festivals in India announcing the arrival of spring and the passing of winter and marks the victory of the good over the bad. During the celebrations the caste system is out of force and so all people are equal - the symbol for that are the colours - all people are equally coloured. The festival breathes an atmosphere of laughter and is an expression of joy with people burying their hatchets and throwing their worries to the wind. The Holi Festival of Colours Festival Joburg supports one of Holi’s biggest custom of loosening the strictness of social structures and bringing communities together in an exhilarating experience.
 
Every hour on the hour from 15:00 a countdown culminates in party-goers throwing their powder into the air to create a massive explosion of colour. The coloured powder is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and allergen free.

The line-up includes big names such as Goldfish, Crazy White Boy (Live)and DJ Fresh. With their genre-defying mix of live instruments, house beats and searing live performances, Goldfish will keep your spirits high.

Crazy White Boy’s music can be described as a blend of Kwaito and House rhythms with little elements of electro, which the duo has coined as “Ghetto Tech”. This kind of music has earned Crazy White Boy multiple Gold and Platinum selling albums, a South African Music Awards (SAMA) nomination for “Song of the Year”.
 
DJ Fresh is one of South Africa’s most-sought after mix masters. This much loved 5FM DJ has shared the DJ booth with a number of internationals during his career including Paul van Dyke, Fat Boy Slim, Ready D, Frankie Knuckles and Avicii to name a few.
 
With this fantastic line up of artists, you cannot afford to let this event pass you by. Tickets cost from R175.

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