Cape Town We Are One Colour Festival

South Africa’s first outdoor electronica colour festival returns to the Grand Parade for a day/night dose of paint powder-fuelled fun


It’s back and brighter than ever! That’s right, party people, the 2015 Cape Town We Are One Colour Festival (formerly the Holi One Colour Festival) will give you the chance to paint the Mother City a rainbow of colours at the CBD’s Grand Parade on Saturday, 14 March 2015.

This time around the jol will transition from a daytime colour to-do into a neon-coloured night event. This edition of the vibrant extravaganza promises to make your bootie bop with some of the Mother City’s freshest and hottest artists; the line-up is yet to be announced.

Inspired by the traditional Hindu Holi Festival, which celebrates the coming of the spring season, the riotous outdoor electronica party kicked off what has become a rite of passage for all Capetonians. Attracting thousands of powder-mad party-goers for a shindig like no other jol, the We Are One colour festival will welcome white-clad devotees and inductees alike to join in the fun.

The phosphorescent celebration – the series has been hosted from Berlin to Munich and from the USA to Singapore – encourages playfulness and calls on revellers to pummel each other with fistfuls of vibrantly coloured powder (it gives new meaning to the term ‘rainbow nation’) while house, techno, progressive and more reverberate in the background.

Hosted in one of the city’s most beautiful public spaces, the colour carnival invites festival-goers to unite in their love for music, dance and performance art, and to groove away as hourly bursts of brightly coloured clouds descend on the historic CBD square.

LINE-UP FOR THE 2015 CAPE TOWN WE ARE ONE COLOUR FESTIVAL

TICKETS FOR THE 2015 CAPE TOWN WE ARE ONE COLOUR FESTIVAL

Tickets are available online via HoliONE.com and cost R250p/p for general access and R350p/p for entrance plus five bags of coloured powder. Alternatively, powder will be sold separately at the venue on the day, and there are six colours to choose from: pink bikini, green planet, blue lagoon, yellow sunrise, juicy orange or violet secret.

Do note, no unauthorized powders will be allowed into the venue; only We Are One colour powders will be used.

Gates open at 12pm.

NOTE: The powders used at the We Are One parties are safe, environmentally friendly, water soluble and non-toxic. For those of you with allergies, asthma or contact lenses, protection for your nose, mouth and eyes is recommended.  

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