This Saturday sees the We Are One Colour Festival finally hit the City Of Gold!
In my opinion this has to be one of the most anticipated events to not only hit Jhb but SA on the whole!
The hype around the event has been incredible and the fact that more than a month in advance they sold out tickets to the event itself adds testament to this statement, I believe!
For those who do not know, the event inspired by the original Holi Festival in India, the day is a huge fun-filled celebration of music and dancing, and has no religious aspects connected to it, but shares the same values in bringing people together in love and peace. The festival concept has quickly gained popularity worldwide with colour festivals springing up in Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Hannover, the USA and Singapore.
With a full line-up of some incredible acts, this Saturday is sure to be quite a party!!
Have a look here who will be entertaining us all day in-between powder hour:
11h00 - 12h00 Sadhu Sensi 12h00 - 13h00 DJ Babaganoush 13h00 - 14h00 Michael Lesar 14h05 - 15h00 DJ Danger Ingozi 15h00 - 16h00 DJ MIGHTY 16h05 - 17h00 Toby 2 Shoes 17h00 - 18h00 Richard The Third 18h05 - 19h05 GOODLUCK 19h05 - 20h00 Kid Fonque
With this being the first festival of its kind being held in SA, it is of course a learning experience for the We Are Seed team.
I had a chat with Brian Little, MD of Seed Experiences, regarding the event itself and had him answer a few questions that I had seen been asked online after they launched in CT.
- Why the decision to host the festival here in SA?
- Why the decision to host the two shows a month apart?
- How many tickets have been sold in total for Jhb?
- With regards to the Cape Town show, there were a few complaints about having to queue for longer periods just to access the event, with more than 3 weeks prep for Jhb; is there a plan to ensure this does not happen again?
- That leads me to my next question; will there be adequate parking and signage at the event, as Jhb is a park vs. city centre in CT where people could walk?
- In my opinion this event would be described as a success, considering ticket sales, will there definitely be another We Are One on the cards? Possibly include another city or two?
The We Are Seed team are definitely on the ball when it comes to this event, I am certain it will be an incredible success.
A huge thank you to the We Are One team and Mike from One-Eyed Jack for taking the time to chat to me!
So, wear your white tee & shorts, ensure you protect your gear (zip lock bags, cling wrap) and most of all be sure to come out and enjoy the day out at what will be the first of many Colour Festivals!
P.S: For those who wonder, the We Are One coloured powders are safe, water soluble, completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly. 😀
**images courtesy of Stu Shapiro