The celebration of colour kicked off at the Grand Parade in the Mother City on Human Rights Day this past Friday, the 21st of March. Colour-soaked revellers decorated the air with coloured powder and danced in unity to the sounds of Kanan K7 (BRA), The Skenes, Dean FUEL, James Copeland, Tommy Gun, Plagiarhythm, Floyd Lavine, Mike Play and Chicago’s legendary house DJ, Felix Da Housecat.
After waiting with much anticipation, Jozi festival-goers headed to the scenic setting of Emmarentia Dam on Saturday for their turn at the colour phenomenon. The audience jumped and bounced to the electric beats from SA’s top DJ’s such as Penthouse, Michael Lesar, Matt Suttner, Mix n Blend, Maoriginal, Vinny Da Vinci and finally to top it all off, the legend himself, Felix Da Housecat.
To up the ante at this year’s WE ARE ONE series, Seed Experiences promised fans a bigger, better and louder colour festival with a FAIRY TALE CARNIVAL theme – transforming the previous white dress code into a mystical expression of fantasy and Mardi Gras colour where revellers let their imaginations run wild. Beautiful masks, striking make-up and flamboyant accessories filled both venues while celebrating the explosions of coloured powder every hour on the hour.
With close on 100,000 Facebook fans across both Jo’burg and Cape Town pages, the official festival hashtag #WEAREONESA was trending as the excited festival-goers tweeted their messages, party photos and colourful selfies for the world to see.
Adding to the extravagant occasion, Place in the Sun Wines as the official wine sponsor, provided the colourful party-goers with a range of their Fairtrade certified wines to enjoy in a cool tasting zone.
Another successful WE ARE ONE Colour Festival, proudly brought to you by Seed Experiences, has left Cape Town and Johannesburg fans soaked in colour and once again, establishing itself as the original colour festival of South Africa.
Facebook: WE ARE ONE Cape Town https://www.facebook.com/
Facebook: WE ARE ONE Johannesburg https://www.facebook.com/
Twitter: @WEAREONESA http://twitter.com/WeAreOneSA
Seed Experiences is the award-winning agency behind South Africa’s top festivals such as Rocking the Daisies, Sowing the Seeds, Vodacom In the City, Bastille SA Tour, Olmeca Presents Mad Decent Block Party and the We Are One Colour Festival. The company also produces 5Gum’s exclusive events as well as the digital industry’s Bookmarks Awards; and will be hosting the Vic Falls Carnival in Zimbabwe this New Year’s Eve.
Accolades include: Winner – Climate Change Leadership Award in the Small to Medium Business Category (2009 and 2010); Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Climate Change (2011); Finalist – Eco-Logic Award in Transport (2011); Finalist – Mail and Guardian Future Greening Awards (2012); Finalist in the Bookmarks Awards (2012); nominated in the ‘Best Music Festival’ category for the MK Awards (2012 & 2013); awarded the Highly Commended A Greener Festival Award (2012 & 2013); Winner – Eco-logic Awards in Transport (2012) and Winner – Eco-logic Awards in Recycling (2012).
About Place in the Sun
Place in the Sun is an enticing range of delicious wines, which aims to deliver a spirit of optimism and joy to consumers. Grapes are sourced from the country’s premier winegrowing regions, certified by FLO-CERT under the Fair Label Organisation (FLO) Standards that form part of Fairtrade. The wines in the range are proudly crafted to meticulous standards, ensuring that they are highly regarded both on the South African and international markets. They are bold and rich in varietal character but easy to drink, refreshing and soft on the palate.
South Africa: Working toward a brighter future
Place in the Sun is a proudly South African brand that aims to actively contribute to social transformation and uplift the communities that contribute to the production of our wines. We’re a team of down to earth, passionate people who want to realise dreams and make things happen. We’re also lucky enough to harvest grapes grown in the Cape Winelands that benefit from the influence of two seas, ancient soils and a magnificent floral kingdom.
About Aquavita Mineral Water
Aquavita is a local mineral water bottled at source in the heart of the Schurveberg Mountains In the cradle of humankind. We pride ourselves in delivering pure, quality mineral water. Aquavita people understand the value of feeding their systems with authentic mineral water.
We are all about healthy living, education and community support. We love sharing the value of water to all.