Explosion of colour ensures summer music festival rocks

The Holi One Colour Festival, Harewood House, Leeds.

The Holi One Colour Festival, Harewood House, Leeds.

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CLOUDS of colour went sent into the skies at Harewood House as more than 1,500 revellers enjoyed a music festival with a difference on Saturday.

Top DJs provided the soundtrack to the Holi One colour festival, which takes inspiration from colourful religious festivals in India.

Festival goers are provided with packages of colourful powders to throw into the air to create an explosion of colour, aimed at celebrating the colour in everyday life.

More than 100,000 people worldwide, including in South Africa and Germany, have attended the events and this was the first time it came to Leeds.

Stephan Dau, founder of Holi One Colour Festivals said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of people that attended the event.

“Harewood House has provided the perfect venue for people to celebrate the colour of everyday life with their friends.”

Tim Cullen, resident DJ at Ministry of Sound in London, Ben Wood and Jonas Hain were among the DJs who played throughout the day.

The coloured powder was released every hour, showering the audience in vivid pink, violet, blue, green, yellow and orange. The specially made powder is completely safe and can be made even brighter when wet.

Holi One spokesperson Zoe Guest said: “It’s about coming together with your friends and having a great time.

“The people in Leeds really got into the spirit of it and were hoping to return to the city.

“We were really lucky with the weather and it was a lovely day.”

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