Riot of colour at Holi One Festival

Riot of colour at Holi One Festival. Pictures: Anna Pumer Photography

Riot of colour at Holi One Festival. Pictures: Anna Pumer Photography

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THOUSANDS turned up for a party doused in a riot of colour. Music lovers flocked to Brighton Racecourse on Saturday to join in the city’s first ever HOLI ONE festival.

They enjoyed a packed day of colour, excitement and entertainment from a host of DJs, including Tim Cullen, resident DJ at London’s Ministry of Sound in London.

Against a backdrop of dance and DJ music, revellers at HOLI ONE threw powders into the air to create a kaleidoscope of colour and excitement to celebrate togetherness and the colour of everyday life. Last year HOLI ONE Colour festivals were attended by 100,000 people worldwide and took place in London, South Africa and Berlin.

Stephan Dau, founder of HOLI ONE Colour Festivals, was amazed at the turnout.

He said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of people that attended the event.

“Brighton Racecourse has provided the perfect venue for people to celebrate the colour of everyday life with their friends.

“We’re really looking forward to the rest of our tour of HOLI ONE festivals in the UK this year.”

One of the DJs was Ben Wood, 24, from South Wales who played to about 1,400 people in his first gig in Sussex.

He said: “I emailed the owner and asked if they were looking for a DJ and thankfully I got the gig.

“It was good fun, a great laugh and a great atmosphere.

“No fighting and it’s such a great set up at the racecourse too.

“I’ve been down here a few times. It’s a great city and I really like it down here.”

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1:36pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Man of steel says...

I visited the garden centre at The Race Hill on Saturday, I had to cut short my visit because of the outragously loud music coming from next door, apparently the centre had asked for it to be toned down a bit, but I'm told the reply was not very polite.
It left me wondering why a Hindu spring festival was being held in Brighton in mid summer.
I visited the garden centre at The Race Hill on Saturday, I had to cut short my visit because of the outragously loud music coming from next door, apparently the centre had asked for it to be toned down a bit, but I'm told the reply was not very polite. It left me wondering why a Hindu spring festival was being held in Brighton in mid summer. Man of steel
  • Score: 8

2:08pm Mon 7 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

'Colour'??

Everyone wore white, didn't they?
'Colour'?? Everyone wore white, didn't they? stevo!!
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Mon 7 Jul 14

shining star says...

Ask the residents of Whitehawk just below this area of the Race Hill if they agree that this was a resounding success! The noise was relentless all day and most of the night. How dare Brighton Council expect to hold such an event right in the middle of a residential area. O.K. I do agree that a large number of young people thoroughly enjoyed the festival, but, there was an equal number of people, if not more, that were trying to enjoy the lovely day's sunshine with their children in their gardens that were unable to stand the constant,relentless non stop noise coming from this event. I hope the City Council investigate the level of noise that ruined an awful lot of families weekend. Children were kept awake until at least 10pm from a day of endless noise. This type of event should be held on the beach or in a field away from family homes. Brighton Council survey local residents and see what they thought of if.
Ask the residents of Whitehawk just below this area of the Race Hill if they agree that this was a resounding success! The noise was relentless all day and most of the night. How dare Brighton Council expect to hold such an event right in the middle of a residential area. O.K. I do agree that a large number of young people thoroughly enjoyed the festival, but, there was an equal number of people, if not more, that were trying to enjoy the lovely day's sunshine with their children in their gardens that were unable to stand the constant,relentless non stop noise coming from this event. I hope the City Council investigate the level of noise that ruined an awful lot of families weekend. Children were kept awake until at least 10pm from a day of endless noise. This type of event should be held on the beach or in a field away from family homes. Brighton Council survey local residents and see what they thought of if. shining star
  • Score: 6

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