Durban Point Waterfront –
Parkade B — uShaka Marine World
Saurday 13 July from 12H00
In a nation that touts itself as defined by the rainbow; colour is a big deal — and Durban’s youth is about to experience just what it means to literally become a ‘rainbow nation’ at the city’s first ever ‘Junior Colour Festival.’
A fun-filled magical interactive festival experience awaits school learners this July school holiday, with the second instalment of the hugely popular ‘Colour Festival,’ to be held at the Point Waterfront, Parkade B at the uShaka Marine World on Saturday 13 July.
The festival takes its cue from the ancient Holi Hindi Festival of Colours — a boisterous and fun festival to welcome spring.
Thousands of attendees, dressed in white, will come together to share in music, dance, performance art and visualizations, with a uniformed ‘colour-splash’ which will take place every hour. After a minimum of 3 ‘colour-splashes’ the audience will be completely covered by the coloured powder, depicting a true ‘rainbow nation’ feel.Â
To date the ‘Colour Festival’ concept has taken the world by storm and successfully spread to countries such as Singapore; Germany and the USA, with Spain, France, Switzerland and many others currently planning to host their own versions.
“We saw how ready South Africa is for such concept when we hosted the debut festival at Wavehouse, Umhlanga on Saturday 6 April 2013. The event had sold-out (with an attendance of 6Â 500 attendees) with us having turn-away thousands of potential festival go-ers due to the space limitation at the venue. There had been an influx of messages and requests by Durban’s youth to attend the festival, to be a part of the magical experience of which we decided it we would satisfy their request by producing a ‘Junior Colour Festival’ during their school holiday. We are hosting this festival in Durban to have the same impact as it does throughout the world — to unite the youth through a mutual love of music, fun and to experience the feeling of a rainbow nation. This non-religious festival set on African soil is an amazing melting pot of cultural expression which features artists with varying electronic dance music styles, catering to each and every musical whim and fancy. Teaming together with the ‘Holi’ experience, the youth of the city will experience an unforgettable ‘once in a lifetime’ colour splash experience!” said the organizers.
The festival will boast a state of the art sound, staging and lighting rig and artists that are to be showcased at the festival include: South African head honcho Dubstep DJ: ‘Niskerone’ as well as live act ‘Veranda Panda’ and a host of Durban’s leading DJs including as East Coast Radio’s ‘Deon G’ and 5FM’s ‘Ryan The Deejay‘ and Uber Cool’s ‘Night Vision’ to name a few.
The event starts at 12H30, with a build up to the ‘big toss’ — the moment all the colour powder is released for the first time which will take place at 14H15. At this point patrons will not be easily identifiable — the crowd will be seen as a rainbow nation. Colour tosses will then take place every hour until the sun sets, where the venue will then morph into the ultimate concert experience. The festival ends at 21H15.
The festival is open strictly for under 18s only — ID may be required for verification.
Standard Ticket: R190-00 (including 2 packets of colour powder of your choice)
Pre-Sale Tickets sold via Quicket (www.quicket.co.za)
Physical tickets are also being sold at Wakkaberry Frozen Yoghurt outlets throughout the city.
– Wakkaberry Ballito: (032) 586 3373
– Wakkaberry Florida Road: (031) 823 9060
– Wakkaberry Durban North: (031) 822 8168
– Wakkaberry Kloof: (031) 764 2564
– Wakkaberry Umhlanga: (031) 561 7217
If you require tickets for a competition/s for your publication, please notify us.
If you require media passes, we can accommodate these as well.
No alcohol will be permitted/sold on site. Right of admission reserved.