Holi Festival of Colours World Tour 2014

Since it first launched in Germany in 2012, the acclaimed Holi Festival of Colours has become synonymous with unity, celebration, and, of course, colour. This year, the festival comes to South Africa, with a much-anticipated event taking stage in the heart of Johannesburg.

On 23 August 2014, South African festival-goers will have the chance to participate in one of the world’s largest, most colourful events. Taking place at Bidvest Wanderers Cricket Stadium, the Holi Festival of Colours fuses some of the top electronic dance music with a positive message of hope and inspiration.

Taking place on the day of the full moon of the Phaluga month, Holi is one of India’s most famous festivals. This Hindu event celebrates the start of spring; the triumph of good over bad and the unifying of people across all races, genders and ages. The western Holi Festival of Colours aims to bring the same message of hope, positivity and equality to millions of partygoers, with global events taking place across the world.

The 2014 Holi Festival of Colours World Tour takes place across many countries world-wide, including South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Accolades given by previous event-goers range from euphemisms such as “indescribable”, to “peaceful”, “exalted” and “goose bumps”.

The South African event is expected to draw a huge following, as revellers prepare to unite under a cloud of multi-coloured paint powder from noon until late. Local and international music acts, a host of special features, top-of-the-line event planning, security, food and drink stalls and many other event highlights will also be par for the course over the duration of this full-day event.

Bike, boat and outdoor shows

Setting the scene for summer

The annual staging of the Bike, Boat and Outdoor Lifestyle Shows from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, heralds the arrival of the summer outdoor season for South Africans.
The AMID Motorcycle Association have announced the staging of the Pirelli Motorcycle of the Year competition taking place in Hall 5. The hotly contested competition sees motorcycle manufacturers vying to see their latest model crowned Motorcycle of the Year. Motorcycle enthusiasts are in for a further treat with no fewer than eight new motorcycle model and equipment launches. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest motorcycle and quad models, equipment and accessories under one roof.
The Boating Industry in return are preparing for the staging of the Johannesburg Boat Show in Hall 6 which features the latest boats, engine technology, water sport equipment and accessories. No fewer than seven boat manufacturers will be launching new product at the Show. This is the ideal platform from where to keep up to date with the latest trends, models and technologies in the boating and watersport world.
One of the showstoppers set to wow the crowds will be Seabreacher's unique underwater vessel. The Seabreacher brings under water flight to South Africans in an exciting, safe and reliable submersible watercraft. The craft is designed to push the limits of what people can do in the water, diving, jumping, rolling, porpoising and other amazing aquabatic feats within the safety and comfort of a dry, sealed cockpit.
Other activities that will entertain watersport enthusiasts include wakeboarding and flyboarding demonstrations, SAMSA (the South African Maritime Safety Authority) workshops as well as personalities and demonstrations hosted on the various boating media stands.
For dirt sport enthusiasts the WOMZA Super Moto race promises a day of thrills and spills and Enduro World will test rider skills on the endure course. Visitors can get up close and personal with the latest Harley Davidson models and take part in the Harley Ride and Drive. Smith Power importers of Polaris, Victory Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycles also offer visitors an opportunity to test their latest models. Rounding out the motorcycle attractions will be the daily Hall 5 Stage Programme with hosts Matt and Harry of the Bike Show Fame as well as a Women's Day Special with Speed Queen Racing on Saturday 9th and the Concours D' Elegance and Show 'n Shine competitions which are open to the public.
The angling and diving communities are not left out of the action either. For angling enthusiasts there is opportunity to take part in Angling Master Classes on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show. The line-up features New Zealand's Chris Wong rated as one of the leading jiggers in the world. ASFN will also host workshops and there will be various fishing demonstrations on the Lake. The diving fraternity will be treated to presentations, workshops and personalities forming part of the PADI Dive Show. The weekend's line-up also includes monster truck rides, paintball league events and a host of show specials and competitions.

More information, show hours and ticket costs available at www.outdoorlifestyleshow.co.za
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 August 2014

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