To celebrate Nissan’s participation in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and the highly anticipated final races of the season at London ExCeL, Nissan is bringing a Formula E festival to London’s vibrant Covent Garden.
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 here 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 the 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.
Opening times of the Formula E activity are as follows:
Today: (Thursday July 27th) 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday: and Saturday 10:00am-9pm