Festival of Colours
Celebrating Culture, Colour & Creativity
It's that time of the year again as Belfast's most colourful Spring festival returns with a spectacular line up of music, dance, food, and of course flinging vibrant colour powder at one another!
Returning in 2013 to a new home at Custom House Square, ArtsEkta's Festival of Colours promises the biggest colour frenzy to ever hit Belfast. Known across the globe as India's most energetic and vibrant holiday, the 'Festival of Colours' or 'Holi' (which translates to 'Colour' in Hindi) celebrates the arrival of Spring in a truly spectacular fusion of colour, culture and creativity.
Admission £3 for Adults & £2 for Children Under 12
Advance tickets can now be booked and is advised to avoid dissappointment.
Providing energetic sounds of the Indian Dhol drum with a modern twist, Virtue dholis are able to draw experiences from the biggest of stages to give you a sound that will vibrate through your veins. Whether it's the streets of your local neighbourhood or the global stages of Glastonbury they've got it covered.
Ankhile Put Punjab De
Ankhile was started through a dream to create one of the best Bhangra dance groups the UK has ever seen. They wanted to create a dream team of the some of the UK’s finest Bhangra dancers. That was how Ankhile was born. The founders of the group are Harpal and Harnaik who then recruited the other team members based upon their exceptional talent and valuable experience. Ankhile wants to change the whole UK Bhangra scene and portray the true elements of traditional Bhangra
South Asian Dance Academy
ArtsEkta proudly presents Ireland’s first South Asian Dance Academy. Highly experienced in South Asian dance forms such as Bollywood, Kathak and Bharatanatyam, our dancers perform all over Ireland to audiences of all sizes and nature, with high energy, vibrancy and professionalism
Colour Powder Party
The main highlight of the event will be a two hour long colour powder party taking place in a specially constructed arena. You will get the opportunity to partcipate in the tradtions of Holi by throwing coloured powder among friends in a fun, party atmosphere. With thousands expected to partcipate this is one cultural experience you will not want to miss!
Don't wear your Sunday best, we'll supply the colours, you do the rest!
Adult Ticket - £3
Child Ticket (Under 12s) - £2
All bookings are subject to a booking fee charged by a third party ticket provider. Advance bookings are available online only. Tickets can be purchased in person at the entrance to the event however it is advised you book your tickets in advance online to avoid any disappointment. No refunds or exchanges after purchase.
ArtsEkta Ltd reserves the right to refuse admission.
- The event will take place in a marquee located at Custom House Square. The designated entrance can be accessed from Victoria Street (Albert Clock). Re-entry is permitted with a wristband only and subject to available capacity.
- There are no dedicated parking for this event. Visitors are encouraged to use public transport
- Disabled attendees with a care assistant will recieve a 2 for 1 entry
- The festival site has been designed to be as wheelchair accessible as possible. Disabled tiolet facilities are available.