After 15 huge shows in 2017, the deathly fiesta, Festival Of The Dead, will continue its UK tour as it debuts in two newly announced locations – Leeds and Wolverhampton. With its huge production, carnival-esque pageantry, giant skull processions, and Mexican Day of The Dead inspired costume, it’s no wonder the UK is going potty for this visually stunning event, all year round.
Festival Of The Dead will debut its deathly fiesta in two newly announced locations as it continues its hugely popular UK tour in 2018. The new dates include The Church in Leeds (Saturday 10th February), Starworks Warehouse in Wolverhampton (Saturday 24th March) plus a special European date, taking place on Friday 9th March at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. Many more dates for 2018 are to be announced. The parties are like no other, with carnival-esque pageantry, giant skull processions, acrobats and circus performers that wouldn’t look out of place in Cirque de Soleil. The entertainment is bold and bright with everything from contortionists to fire breathers, ensuring visual senses are in overdrive, while aural treats come from a stunning soundtrack of live music plus DJs spinning quality house, bass and garage, with a Latino twist. Tickets are on sale from £14.90 plus booking fee from www.festivalofthedead.co.uk.
Since launch in October 2016, Festival Of The Dead has undergone a relentless 18-date UK tour. It’s witnessed such a huge demand for its contemporary concept, which fuses a unique mix of carnival, circus, theatre and unadulterated partying, that it’s now planning another extensive tour in 2018. Over 20,000 people have joined the tour so far, with many more expected to turn out to the new dates in Leeds, Wolverhampton and Amsterdam. Further 2018 tour dates are yet to be announced.
Like many of the Festival Of The Dead dancers, who perform in beautiful, decorative costume; party-goers also come adorned in their finest outfits, mixing Mexican Day Of The Dead, burlesque and everything in between. Leaving inhibitions at the door is all part of the fun, and if you’re not a dab-hand with a makeup brush, don’t worry as professional skull face-painting is available on the night.
Alongside the unique entertainment on offer – which also includes Mexican piñatas – are DJs and live music, confetti guns, co2 cannons and mesmerising light shows, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.
Tickets for Festival Of The Dead shows sell out on average 12 weeks in advance, so buying early is highly recommended. Prices start at £14.90 + bf and can be purchased from www.festivalofthedead.co.uk.