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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Holi Festival of Colours to return to London this summer

27th February 2014

Last year, the Holi Festival of Colours took the world by storm, with events across the globe attracting a huge number of people and receiving rave reviews. If you missed out on all the fun then fear not, because a date has now been set for the 2014 London edition of the festival.

Inspired by the Indian festival of Holi, which sees millions of people take to the streets in the Asian subcontinent and throw handfuls of brightly coloured powder at one another, the event adds a unique spin to the conventional music festival.

With DJs providing the tunes, crowds are given bags of powder similar to that used in India, which they hurl at one another to create a colourful scene of joy and revelry.

The festival was held in various cities around the world last year, with Battersea Power Station providing the setting for the London event, although this year's edition will be staged at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Taking place on June 28th, this is set to be one of the most hotly anticipated festivals of the British summer, and tickets have gone on sale from this morning (February 27th).

Anyone interested in attending is advised to move fast, as the event has already generated a lot of buzz and is expected to sell out relatively fast.

Although the acts and DJs have yet to be announced, visitors can expect some pretty big names to be on the line-up, with many of the biggest musicians in the world clambering to be involved with what is one of the most exciting global projects of our time.

Even if you don't happen to have an interest in dance music, the atmosphere of the event is sure to be worth experiencing, although just make sure you don't wear your best clothes, as you're likely to end up a mess of colours.

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