Chucking colourful powder at each other in order to celebrate Holi, the festival of colour, sounds like a pretty fun way to celebrate a Saturday anyway, but team it up with a pun-tastic Indian Feast-ival and it just gets even better.
Amusement 13 (on Kent St – near the Nightingale) is playing host to Holi Rave & Indian Feast-ival this Saturday – 21 March 2015. Celebrating the ancient Hindu religious festival of colour, the Birmingham Holi is being organised by Shaanti and will feature live music from bhangra and electronic artists, the usual colour powder celebrations, henna tattoos and Indian God/Goddess face painting – you can totally be a god/goddess for the day! And the bit I’m most excited about; food from Indian street food vendors from around the Midlands and local restaurants.
Holi Rave is teaming up with Taste & Liquor to bring you the Indian Street Food Feast-ival. Confirmed vendors so far are Mahirs Experience, Vichag Foods, Field-Elicious and local legends Wrapchic. For those looking for a drink, there will also be Taste & Liquor’s first pop-up cocktail bar (they’ll later be a permanent fixture inside Amusement 13, tailoring their menus to compliment the venue’s events).
Manga Singh managing director of Taste & Liquor and founder of Indian Street Food Feast-ival says; “Shaanti is always exciting, because they offer a very tasteful selection of events. For us it’s an honour to launch with their second festival Holi Rave –they’re unique and you know they’re going to put on an incredible event. Combining their love for music with our love for food gives the public a great way to try lots of different world flavours and sounds without having to leave Birmingham.
“Indian Street Food Feast-IVAL also provides an opportunity for start-ups and small businesses to get out there and give it a go – without any overheads, it’s important to support local chefs and produce – it’s an idea setting to engage with new customers face to face and introducing new and exciting dishes from Bombay to Calcutta, from Lahore to Birmingham.”
Disclosure: This was posted because it sounds interesting and unusual and you can totally pretend to be a goddess all day and get yourself covered in pretty colours all whilst eating yummy food. Why wouldn’t I want to help share that news?! Also the photo belongs to Holi Rave which I took from their website, with permission.