Frequently asked questions


i. Start of the event: 11am
ii. End of the event: 4pm
iii. Countdown of the colour throw: first countdown at 2pm
iv. The organiser reserves the right to hold hourly countdowns to allow for
maximum number of people to participate in the colour throwing.
v. Programme content of the day is a collection of colour throwing, off stage
activities in designated zones and a stage program.
vi. The colour powder will be available and can be purchased and played with only
in the colour throwing area. We explicitly ask to only use the powder sold at the
event due to safety standards and non-toxicity of the colour the organiser
provides. Any other colour powder will not be permitted in the colour throwing
(Dhuleti) zone.


i. No purchase of ticket or reservation is required for participation.
ii. The organiser is not responsible for any third party purporting to sell entry tickets
for the event.
iii. The admission to Leicester Holi is not restricted to any age, race, colour,
religion, sex, gender identity, caste, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national
origin, or ancestory.
iv. Entering the colour throwing area requires a security check including and not
limited to a bag check conducted by a security company.
v. The organiser reserves the right to deny the admission to the entire site in the
case of important matters. An important matter would be the disruption of the
spirit of the event – deemed inappropriate by the organiser. An important matter
is an obviously high alcoholised condition of a visitor, obviously inhuman,
offensive, racist, homophobe outfits and comments, as well as the entrainment
of drinks and meals (not handed in voluntarily) and dangerous objects
(weapons, pyrotechnic, intoxicants and others). An important matter also is the
entrainment of recorders for sound and picture (for details see 10.) without
vi. In case of a violation of the rules of the site and/or colour throwing admission
may be denied.
vii. In case of a denied admission to the colour playing area, the visitor may
participate in other activities.
viii. The organiser may, at their discretion, remove any visitors from the event and
entire site deemed to be disruptive of the event and/or the spirit of the event.
ix. In case of violation of rules of event admission, the visitor may be requested to
leave the Leicester Holi ‘village area’ of Abbey Park.


i. In case of the cancellation of the event an indemnity claim cannot be made to
the organiser.
ii. The organiser reserves the right of changing the site, time and program of the
iii. Programme delays are to be accepted by the visitor.
iv. The organiser reserves the right to change, delay or cancel any activities on the
v. Changes are announced by the organiser as soon as possible.


i. The organiser has no knowledge of adverse effects on health or environment of
the colour powder.
However, the following safety and security arrangements are instituted by the
ii. The visitors are not allowed to bring their own colour powder. Only the colour
powder sold by Leicester Holi is allowed on the grounds.
iii. The composition of this powder is known to all safety relevant event
iv. Visitors with respiratory problems (asthmatic) are advised not to enter the colour
throwing area.
v. Visitors with contact lenses are advised to not wear these into the colour
throwing area.
vi. To protect the eyes the wearing of swimming goggles during the colour throws
is advised.
vii. Damage to any goggles, eye/sun glasses are not the responsibility of the
viii. The colour powder can cause allergies in rare cases, as well as skin, eye and
mucosal irritations. Eyes are to be rinsed with clear water. Paramedics will be
on site. They are to found in areas marked as first aid station and an eye wash
ix. In rare cases the colour particles in the powder may attached to bleached,
treated or previously damaged hair. Should someone find colour residue in their
hair, this is not a colouration but rather small colour particles that are still
attached to the hair and will fall off after a few wash cycles with normal


i. The organiser wishes to advise there may be loud music on the day and that
due to high volume possible health risks, especially permanent hearing damage,
exist. It is advised to use earplugs.


i. On the entire Leicester Holi site the householders rights are in force and used by
the organiser resp. by those Commissioned by the organiser.
ii. The instructions of the security personnel are to be followed.
iii. Any commercial action is forbidden to visitors, except in the case of a written
agreement with the organiser, which has been set up in advance.
iv. Pogoing, stage diving, crowd surfing and the climbing on stages, fencing,
trusses, tents, marquees, vehicles or other objects is forbidden.
v. Bringing animals onto the grounds is forbidden with the exception of guide dogs.
vi. Any violations of these rules will be prosecuted.
vii. Should a visitor violate any of the aforementioned rules and regulations they
may be expelled from the event grounds. Any claim for damage and/ or
compensation is not given.


i. Drinks and meals on the event grounds are restricted to non-alcoholic,
vegetarian and drug/ stimulant free.
ii. Visitors are permitted to bring their own food and drinks in compliance with the
clause above.
iii. No food or drink distribution is permitted to visitors until with prior written consent
from the organiser.


i. Taking pictures is allowed by mobile phones with camera function and personal
use cameras only and are for private use only.
ii. Any form of commercial photography or videography is not permitted unless
prior written consent is obtained from the organiser..
iii. Photography of areas with children are restricted unless these are only for your
personal use and the children are known to the visitor.
iv. The organiser reserves the right to question any photography been done in Kids
v. The organiser is permitted to delete illegally made recordings or to let them be


i. The organisers liability is restricted to damage compensation – insignificant of
legal base – to intent and gross negligence.
ii. No liability of the organiser is given for stolen or lost objects.
iii. The limitation of liability is not valid for damage through the injury of life, body or
health, which is caused through the wilful or careless violation of duty by the
organiser. The limitation of liability is also not valid for other damages, which are
caused through the wilful or careless violation of duty or through a non-
accidentally infringing behaviour of elementary contract duties by the organiser.
iv. The organiser is liable for their legal agents and assistants.
v. Electronic and other devices, like cameras and so forth, can be damaged or
destroyed by the colour powder. The organiser advices therefore not to bring
those into the colour throwing area or to protect it adequately.
vi. The organiser is not liable for the damage or destruction of these objects. The
liability remains untouched in the case of willfulness and carelessness.
vii. The organiser is not liable if the colour powder is not fully removable from
clothes, bags and so on by washing or cleaning.


i. The event visitor agrees irrevocably by entering the event site that pictures and
image / sound recordings during the event are made, which can be used free of
charge for reports, as well as prospective advertising of the event in the media.
The visitor also agrees that this material is used for sponsor acquisitions.


i. By participating in the event, the visitor agrees to be bound by these T&Cs and
the decisions of the organiser, which shall be final. Any violation of these T&Cs
may result in expelling from the site of the visitor.
ii. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the event is
impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or
other technical problems, the organiser may, in its sole discretion, suspend the
event to address the impairment and then resume the event in a manner that
best conforms to the spirit of these T&Cs. The organiser reserves the right in its
sole discretion to remove and ban any individual it finds to be tampering with the
entry process or the operation of the event or to be acting in violation of these
T&Cs or in an inappropriate or disruptive manner, or who might, in the
reasonable opinion of the organiser, bring the organisers brand into disrepute.
iii. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the event
may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be
made, the organiser reserves the right to seek damages from any such person
to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Failure by the organiser to
enforce any term of these T&Cs shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
To the extent permitted by law, by participating in the event, the visitor agrees to
release and hold harmless the organiser, its parent and related entities, and
their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents and any social media
platforms used in relation to the promotion of the event (the “Released Parties”)
from and indemnify them against any sum, damage, loss, charge, expense,
claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the event or receipt or use
of a gift, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorised human intervention in the
event; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone
or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or
undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the event; or (f) injury or
damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in
whole or in part, from the visitor’s participation in the event or receipt or use of
any gift.
iv. To the extent permitted by applicable law and with the exception of liability for
gross negligence or wilful misconduct of the Released Parties, the visitor further
agrees that in any cause of action (i) the Released Parties’ liability will be limited
to the cost of participating in the event, and in no event shall the Released
Parties be liable for legal fees and (ii) the visitor waives the right to claim any
damages whatsoever that may arise in connection with these T&Cs or the
visitor's participation in the event. The visitor confirms that he/she will not publish
or post to any website or social media platform or other media operated by the
organiser or related to the event any text, statement, photograph, image or other
material which is obscene, defamatory, infringes the intellectual property or
other legal rights of any third party or is otherwise unlawful, offensive,
discriminatory or inappropriate.
v. The organiser will have the right to remove any material at its discretion and
take appropriate legal action against any person found to be or alleged to be in
breach of this clause.


i. These T&Cs and any disputes arising in connection thereto shall be governed
by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and shall
be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England. If for any
reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion thereof, to
be unenforceable, the remainder of these T&Cs will still be applicable and in full
force and effect.