Holi Festival returns for 2017 with street food, DJs and a massive after-party

Last updated . By Faith Strickland.

Shaanti Holi Rave Digbeth 2017

Shaanti's Holi Rave Festival promises to be even bigger for 2017.

With a riot of colour, some of Brum's best street food and a massive sound system, Shaanti's Holi Rave Festival is celebrating the end of winter with a bang. In its second year, the event is celebrating the traditional Hindu festival of Holi with a huge day of activities on Saturday 15th April 2017. In two time slots, the day starts at 3pm for families and little ones, and then again at 6pm for adults. As well as the fun paint-throwing, the organisers have planned a true Indian tribute with DJs, live music, dhol drummers, Bollywood dancers, face-painting, henna tattoo artists and a fancy-dress competition.

Food is provided by Taste and Liquor who will be creating a mini Indian street food festival which includes Mumbai classics. A selection of vendors have also been challenged to come up with a dish for the day and drinks will come in the form of Indian beers. The event takes place at No21 Digbeth and will carry on until 10pm. With tickets starting from £5, there's no excuse to miss out on this brightly coloured new take on a traditional festival and blow away the winter blues for good.

Shaanti Holi Rave will be taking place at No21 Digbeth on Saturday 15 April, 3-6pm. Tickets start from £5 and can be bought here.