Nissan is bringing a Formula E festival to London’s Covent Garden to celebrate the final races of the season at London ExCeL.
The Nissan ‘Feel Electric Festival’ will transform the area into a Japanese-themed garden with a large display of cherry blossom trees alongside exciting activities for the public to enjoy, including two Japanese Kabuki street performances.
From *10:30am Tuesday 25th until Sunday 30th July, Covent Garden’s East Piazza will open its doors to Nissan’s Feel Electric Festival and its Formula E lab. Step inside for an introduction into the world of Formula E from Nissan’s own race experts. Test your skills on one of the several race car simulators or compete in a head-to-head race using only the power of your brain. There’s also an opportunity to grab a photo with virtual images of both Nissan Formula-E team drivers, Sacha Fenestraz and Norman Nato.
Outside in the stunning Cherry Blossom Garden and alongside one of the incredibly quick Nissan Formula E Gen3 race cars, will be the chance to sample complimentary Sakura (cherry blossom) themed Sushi. This Japanese inspired treat is served to guests in the chill-out zone. Open to the public, these tables can either be booked in advance at https://nissanfeelelectricfestival.co.uk/ or guests can take a chance and just turn up.
On Friday and Saturday night from 8.45pm by the Formula E lab and open for all to see will be a spectacular demonstration of a Kabuki street performance, a theatrical form of Japanese music, dance, and mime with intricate and beautiful costumes.
To further mark the arrival of Nissan Formula E team in the city, Londoners will be able to witness a stunning projection beamed onto the previous City Hall building near Tower Bridge. For one night only on Thursday 27th July, City Hall will be transformed into a Nissan race helmet – a perfect fit for its distinctive shape.
Although nearly sold out, those wishing to see the e-Prix in person when it arrives in London ExCeL centre on 29th/30th July are still able to buy tickets for the fan village from just £20.