There’s always something crazy happening in London. Last weekend, in the concrete sea of Battersea Park, thousands of people clad in white gathered to turn themselves into rainbows.
The event was inspired by the religious festival Holi, where Hindus gather together in February/March to celebrate the coming of spring and throw masses of coloured powder at each other. The festival at Battersea exported the idea of coloured powder, cast aside the relgious motivations, then added alcohol, a stage and DJs for good measure. The result? A great big messy party!
Thousands of clean-clothed people gathered to Battersea to attend the festival.
It didn’t take long for the powder to be unleashed!
Every hour festival goers were encouraged to throw their powder en-mass. As they did, clouds of colour blocked out the sunlight, and participants were caked from head to toe in layers of powder.
Rainbowed people emerged from the aftermath.
And as the dust settled, the party continued…
When the day drew to a close the underground became populated with a colourful array of people!