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Thousands celebrate Holi One festival in Southampton
Updated 11:09am Monday 9th June 2014 in News
S O U T H A M P T O N ’ S seafront was awash with vibrant colour as thousands celebrated the Holi One festival.
Revellers threw coloured powder into the air at hourly intervals, casting a kaleidoscope of colour across Mayflower Park.
It was the first Holi One Colour Festival to be held in Southampton as part of a nationwide tour.
The event is inspired by the Indian Hindu festival of Holi and aims to promote ideas of togetherness and the colour of everyday life during a fun-filled day.
Crowds of young people enjoyed a day of cutting edge music and sunshine.
The popular event included performances from Jonas Hain, Ben Wood, So Called Scumbags, and Tim Cullen.
Southampton band Uhuru took to the stage in the afternoon and managed to give the lively crowd an energetic performance, despite frontman Connor Daniel sporting a leg cast (above).
The singer broke his leg at a recent Arctic Monkeys gig but he was adamant to get the crowd going.
Festival goer Josett Tucker, from Chandler’s Ford, said: “It is a really good event and we have been lucky with the weather. The coloured powder is fun but it gets into the wrong places.”
Linda McDermott, also from Chandler’s Ford, who was celebrating her birthday with friends at the event, said: “The music has been great and I would definitely come back again.”
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