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#Colourfestivaljamaica the happiest place on earth

Published:Friday | September 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Patricia Hue, CEO, Fabulashes and friend at the last staging of the happiest festival in the world in March.
Contributed Photos DJ Kurt Riley, Safia Cooper (director, sales and marketing, Pulse), DJ Ash, DJ Stylz, Ashley Amador, Kyle Desouza at the last Colour Festival
DJ Kyle Desouza

Returning to its picturesque venue of the Hope Botanical Gardens, one of the world's largest events, the Colour Festival promises to heighten the level of entertainment with the conjoined efforts of the Colour Festival Franchise Owners, Elara Entertainment and Pulse Investments/KGN8 Events and partners Smirnoff Vodka, JNWAY, Pure Country, Pepsi, Island GEM Water, Caribbean Airlines, The Gleaner and CVM TV.

The Color Festival is a celebration of life, music, and culture. Individuals are encouraged to come with a positive attitude, say goodbye to cold and negative energy to find enjoyment in the aura of entertainment fashioned by human interaction and throwing coloured powder. Over 2,500 patrons attended the first staging in March, and it is expected that as many as 5,000 individuals will be present come this Sunday.

The Smirnoff Vodka and Smirnoff Ice-inclusive event is open only to patrons 18 years and older with proper identification

The entertainment at the Color Festival includes an eclectic mix of musical rhythms of electronic dance music (EDM), soca and contemporary music provided by spirited local and international disc jockeys. The live show of music will be a performance-packed event with the talents of Miami-based EDM spectacular Kyle Desouza, Trinidad's Boyaka Smash featuring Titan VCD, the Party Animal DJ Kurt Riley, Fame FM's kinetic DJ Sanjay and the very versatile dancehall/reggae producer and disc jockey, Jazzy T, generating the perfect energy.

Patrons are asked to wear white to create a free canvas for everyone to paint an atmosphere of exhilaration. The Hope Botanical Gardens will evolve into a playground for Color Festival Patrons. The venue will be accessible through the first gate off Old Hope Road and persons are reminded to purchase pre-sold tickets from listed ticket outlets.