Joburgers and the Holi Festival of Colours 2013 ready to paint the town red

Holi is one of the largest festivals in India announcing the arrival of spring and the passing of winter.

September 9, 2013

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 15h00 a countdown culminates in partygoers 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.

Goldfish needs no introduction to South Africa. Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromptu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking top 10 on the US iTunes Dance Chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking on their door to remix their tracks.

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”. It is this kind of music that has earned Crazy White Boy multiple Gold and Platinum selling albums, a South African Music Awards (SAMA) nomination for “Song of the Year” for their hit single, Love you Better in 2011 and a Metro Award nomination for “Best Group Album” in 2013. Their latest single, Zoma has been topping the charts on most South African radio stations.

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. He is also well known for hosting Oh Ship! and performing at H20 together with Euphonik.

Other acts to expect are Dirty Herz, The Kiffness, Speedy, Mark Stent and Royal K.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/HoliFestivalOfColoursJoburg?fref=ts or www.holifestival.com/joburg

Tickets available at: http://holifestivalofcolours.nutickets.co.za/joburg