Holi Festival returns to Stratford

Holi Festival heads to Stratford

Holi Festival heads to Stratford - Credit: Archant

Bring your summer to a colourful end with a popular Indian-inspired event this week.

The Holi Festival is heading back to Stratford for the second year running.

The event, also known as the Festival of Colours, will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 12 following a successful run last year.

Guests can look forward to music from a host of talented stars including Nervo, Booka Shade, Dubvision and Bombay Boogie Soundsystem, while throwing colour into crowds of party-goers.

The hindu-inspired festival is organised by Germany based company Holi Concept GmbH.

It was first introduced by Jasper Hellman who had the idea to bring the traditional spring-time Indian festival to Europe after travelling to north India in 2011 and taking part in the festival where people celebrate good over bad and the beginning of a new season.

A year later, the first ever European Holi Festival was held in Berlin with thousands of people attending.

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The event has since branched out to Europe and the rest of the world, visiting large cities, including Abu Dhabi, San Salvador, Mexico City and Melbourne.

Tickets for the colourful and popular event are being sold in three separate categories.

This includes The Single Festival Ticket, the Holi Colour Package, and the Holi Fan Package.

The event will take place at the Olympic Park from 12pm on Saturday.

For more information visit holifestival.com

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