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Sri Lanka gets ready as Electric Peacock Festival is back

26 October 2015 - 141   - 0

Sri Lanka’s biggest international multi genre music festival returns on Dec 4  and it promises to be the best year yet. “We are very excited to bring back the festival after a two year hiatus”,  Festival Co-Founder, Leah Bazalgette said in a statement by organisers, “We are focusing on building the festival experience this year and creating opportunities for all our attendees to be involved in the atmosphere, mainly with the unique activities that we plan to have within the festival site.” Much like festivals across Europe and the USA, Electric Peacock Festival aims to be more than just a music concert and is looking to move into a performing arts platform focusing around culture, arts, theatre and music. “This will create a more holistic and enjoyable experience for everyone that chooses to attend our event,” said Tasha Marikkar, Co-Founder of the Festival, “We are trying to distinguish the Festival from a lot of ‘me-too’ events that have popped up since we started and are looking to expand on our ethos to create a real festival much like Glastonbury and Bestival have. [caption id="attachment_86853" align="alignright" width="450"]electric peacock festival Scenes from last year's electric peacock festival[/caption] We already have the foundations for this with our free costume boxes, our live art experiences with Academy of Design, bespoke sponsor experiences and our subculture pop up areas.” Over the years, the team have focused on building the festivals’ reputation globally and attracting attendees from South Asia and the UK, now marketing it actively to territories such as India, UK and the Middle East. The festival itself has received great reviews and coverage from global publications like DJ Mag and the BBC. “Even though our main priority is to build the festival for the local market first and foremost, we are working towards our bigger goal of making a music tourism product for the larger South Asia region and hopefully look to build our audiences in Europe who will package the festival in as part of their holiday plans in Sri Lanka,”  Leah said in the statement.    For more information, go to www.facebook.com/electricpeacock or www.electricpeacockfestival.com. Tickets are available on Shopbox.lk.

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