Rainbow Clouds Explode At Battersea Power Station

By Londonist Last edited 60 months ago
Rainbow Clouds Explode At Battersea Power Station
streetographer_holi-one_01.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_05.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_06.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_07.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_08.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_09.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_10.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_11.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_12.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_17.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_18.jpg
streetographer_holi-one_19.jpg

Rainbow clouds of powder filled the air at Battersea Power Station yesterday at the London Holi One Festival.

Over 10,000 revellers partied under the sun, and smothered themselves – and everybody else – in coloured powder to a countdown every hour until 10pm.

Inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi, which takes place in India to celebrate the arrival of spring and create a sense of cheer and togetherness, Holi One Festival put on a magical display – and emulated this spirit. Complete strangers were exploding colour over one another; laughing, dancing, making new friends, and going home with multi-coloured faces and hair.

With booze, food and thousands of kilograms of coloured powder, it was a messy (in all senses) but happy day.

Words by Kavi Shah, photography by Gary Cohen.

Last Updated 04 August 2013