Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Colour Festival Tickets give-away

The Colour Festival Tickets give-away at the COLLECTIVE

Write your friend’s name or a message to your friend about the COLLECTIVE.

Once you have done that either we take a photo of you standing by the wall, which we then post on the COLLECTIVE Facebook page and have the person tag their friend in the photo or you post it yourself but tag the COLLECTIVE too.

It is then up to the friend, who got tagged in the photo, to come to the COLLECTIVE. to check if they have won either a drink of their choice, a pair of Colour Festival tickets or nothing.

The winner will be first-come-first served as long as they were tagged in the photo at the COLLECTIVE.

We have got 4 drinks to give away per week and 3 pairs of Colour Festival tickets to give away over the next week.

Venue: Wavehouse
Dates: 06/04/2013 to 06/04/2013
Colour Festival Durban In a nation that touts itself as defined by the rainbow; colour is a big deal – and Durban is about to experience just what it means to literally become a ‘rainbow nation’ at the city’s first ever Colour Festival on April 6 2013. 
The concept is rooted from the Hindu religion with its annual legendary ‘Holi Festival’ in India – however around the globe, the expression is a meeting of music and magic!  The ‘Colour Festival’ was born, an electronic dance party that integrates the colour powders of ‘Holi Festival’ with a showcase of South Africa’s top deejays, uniting in colour.  
To date the ‘Colour Festival’ concept has taken the world by storm and successfully spread to countries such as Singapore; Germany and the USA, with Spain, France, Switzerland and many others currently planning to host their own versions. 
“We saw how ready South Africa is for such event, just days ago at a similar event in Cape Town had completely sold-out and recent news of the Johannesburg event following suit! I have seen and experienced this event Rostock, Germany in 2012, catering for over 7000 attendees whom united in colour. I had a first-hand experience of witnessing the equalizing power that a uniform of multi-coloured powders can have. It is mind blowing! This is where the idea for ‘Colour Festival Durban’ was conceptualized,” said Robert Lenk (one of the organizers for Colour Festival Durban).
“We are hosting this event in Durban to have the same impact as it does throughout the world – to unite people through a mutual love of music, fun and to experience the feeling of a rainbow nation. Durban boasts the largest array of cultures, in South Africa, so this festival will really feel like a ‘once in a life-time’ experience.” 
The event will be hosted at WaveHouse, Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga – a venue fast becoming synonymous with the party scene after hosting the likes of Paul van Dyk; Deadmau5; Gareth Emery; Avicii & recently Skrillex. 
“This non-religious festival set on African soil is an amazing melting pot of cultural expression which features artists with varying electronic dance music styles, catering to each and every musical whim and fancy. Teaming together with the ‘Holi’ experience, the city will experience an unforgettable colour splash experience!” 
Artists that are to showcased at the festival include: South African head honcho electronic dance music duo: ‘Pascal and Pearce;’ the internationally acclaimed ‘Dirty Herz;’ South Africa’s leading dubstep/drumstep artist: ‘Grimehouse;’ 5FM’s Dino Bravo and ‘Ryan The DJ;’ East Coast Radio’s ‘Deon G;’ Durban’s loudest and most popular DJ: ‘Coco Loco’ and many more!  
“Our online social media campaign is meteoric to say the least. The fan page has grown from 100 to 5 500 in a space of 3 weeks! The event page has more than 2 200 attending. The feedback has been absolutely phenomenal from the date of conception till now, this is certainly a Durban first!” said Lee Govender (another organizer of the festival). 
The event kicks off at 12H00, with a build up to the ‘big toss’ – the moment all the colour powder is released for the first time which will take place at 15h00. At this point patrons will not be easily identifiable – the crowd will be seen as a rainbow nation. Colour tosses will then take place every hour until the sun sets, where the venue will then morph into the ultimate concert experience. The festival ends at midnight. 
The Colour Powder 
The colour powder is called ‘Gulal’ and consists entirely of natural ingredients. It contains no harmful ingredients and is water soluble. The powder is based on corn flour, can be easily washed off and is kind to skin, hair and the environment. Every festival go-er will be entitled to two colour sachets in their festival pack; additional colour sachets will be available on site. 
There are three ticket types: standard, premium and the unique community ticket. “Durban is renowned for its unique spirit of cultural diversity. In keeping with the celebratory nature of the event, we are giving everybody a chance to share in this terrific celebration of colour and cultural diversity. We have created the community ticket which will help subsidise a ticket for a potential festival go-er who wants to attend the festival but cannot afford the full ticket price. It takes three people to support one low income festival fan.” 
The public are encouraged to donate R45 for a community ticket. For every two community ticket donations, the organisers will contribute R45, and allow someone less fortunate to attend the festival for the cost of only R55 per ticket. The community ticket beneficiaries will be vetted through an online application process.  
Standard Ticket: R190-00 (including 2 packets of colour powder of your choice) 
Premium Ticket: R260-00 (including 2 packets of colour powder of your choice and the official ‘Colour Festival’ T-shirt in your size (as long as stock lasts) 
Community Ticket: R235-00 (including 2 packets of colour powder of your choice) – for every two community tickets sold, the organizers will allow the less fortunate the opportunity to attend the festival at a pricing of R45-00 per ticket.
“The mission of the event is to celebrate diversity in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the city of Durban, with the passion and flare that defines this as a truly South African city…” said Lenk.

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