Holi One Colour Festival to expand UK events in 2014

Organisers of the Holi One Colour Festival will be bringing the event to more UK locations next June as part of a 17-city tour.

Holi One Colour Festival set to tour more UK cities in 2014
Holi One Colour Festival set to tour more UK cities in 2014

The festival came to the UK for the first time this year on 3 and 4 August at London’s Battersea Power Station and on 24 August at Heaton Park in Manchester. The event production and management for the 2013 London festival was provided by agency Big Cat Group.

The event's official website says the festival will take place at Southampton's Mayflower Park on 7 June; Donnington Park in Nottingham on 9 August; Stanley Park in Liverpool on 28 August; and return to Manchester's Heaton Park on 2 August.

The UK tour will also include the Isle of Wight, Dublin, Newcastle, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Leicester, Bristol and London.

Stephan Dau, chief executive and founder of Holi One Colour Festivals, said: "We are so excited to bring Holi One to more locations in the UK after holding successful events earlier this year. We had amazing experiences in London and Manchester and the reception was overwhelming.

"We feel this is a great opportunity for UK businesses to be involved with Holi One. Our festivals are unique and very popular and we are keen to utilise any partnership opportunities available to us in the UK."

The Fair, Big Cat's event division, will be handling organisation of the UK festivals. This includes health and safety, venue sourcing, liaising with local authorities, sourcing entertainment, event production and management for the build and post-show clean-up.

Nick Morgan, chief executive of The Fair, told Event: "We are thrilled to be working with Holi One again and bringing the festivals to 17 more locations next year. We had a fantastic time at this year’s London and Manchester events and are sure that the shows in 2014 will be just as successful.

"This is a quite a big project but we are confident that each show will be a hit. It is a great opportunity for people all over the UK to enjoy the event."

The festival is based on the traditional Hindu celebration of welcoming spring, known as the Festival of Colours, in which individuals wear white clothing and cover each other in brightly coloured powders. The Holi One gatherings in 2014 will be based around the previous year's format and feature music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation, as well as a line-up of DJs.

Last year, Holi One festivals were attended by 100,000 people worldwide, in locations as diverse as South Africa and Berlin.

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