Celebrate Holi, the popular Indian festival of colours, but with a twist. The Social Animal is hosting Holicorn on March 10.

Holicorn is bringing together an exciting lineup of original artists and colour, with a heavy dose of the festival’s unique raucous energy. The event will take place at Wagalag, featuring games, activities, food stalls, local vendors and much more. People of all ages are welcome. Natural colours will be provided – you’re advised not to bring your own.

Artist Lineup

Jayesh of [not just] fame and a resident at Honeycomb Hi-Fi in Dubai brings his brilliantly curated, strictly vinyl set – a unique blend of retro Bollywood ‘Bappi Da brand’ disco, afro, rare groove, worldbeat, funk and more.

Ghauri, mixing up genres and cultural fusions, delivers a set that is everything from dancehall, slap house, pop and moombahton to old school hip-hop and rap.

Habitat combine myriad electronic grooves with ambient guitars, synths and vocals. They aim to create an engaging experience with the listener, forming the preferred surrounding synergised by the collective vibrations.

Ryan James’ alter ego, Mr. James, dives into the electronic sphere, spinning unique sounds influenced by music styles such as dub, synthwave and glitch.

Mixing alternative pop, bright-eyed dreamy atmospheres and a huge collection of jazz-inspired chordal arrangements, Juniper’s Club is the brain child of dreamy pop duo Debbi Francisco and Sean Fernandes. Started in mid 2022, the duo released their debut single Juno Sunshine Hour and, since then, have been working on their debut album to be released in 2023.

Enokitaki, Khalil Rasool’s tribalist avatar, promises a wild adventure of sound that resets the heart and expands the mind, bringing to light a rare collection of music from around the world curated over five years.

Peter, who started DJ-ing at the age of 17 in the UK, now performs under the name Odysseus. If you love authentic underground grooves with a party music atmosphere, then you can’t miss this unique master of the decks – something you rarely get to experience in Bahrain.

The festival will also have a special space called Waganji, a ceremonial sanctuary celebrating life, with percussion, chants and dancing. Tickets are available for sale on www.wagalag.com and priced at BD15 – BD10 for early birds. Children under four years go free. ✤