Expect a carnival atmosphere with skull processions and circus performers as Festival of the Dead comes to Leeds for the first time ever.
Festival of the Dead is a clubnight like no other. It’s a Mexican-inspired party that brings together top tunes, carnival vibes, circus performers and even a skull procession for one big night of fun. It’s coming to Church for the first time ever on Saturday 10th February 2018 – it’s going to look and sound sensational.
The event is the brainchild of the folk at Mega Events, a London-based company who’ve got form for putting on memorable events, like last year’s Leeds Tequila Festival. They’re also responsible for huge nights like The Big Freshers’ Icebreaker, Spring Break Amsterdam and The Festival of Light, but their biggest hit of the past 18 months has to be the Festival of the Dead.
It started back in October 2016 with a massive night at The Troxy in London and has since toured the UK with 15 massive shows in 2017 alone. Now it’s coming to Leeds and it’s going to be a sight to behold – Church will be filled in performers, from acrobats to circus acts, contortionists and fire breathers, who’ll patrol the venue as the procession of giant skull heads snakes its way through the crowds. The aim is to create a sensory overload – as their DJs take to the decks to play through the best house, bass and garage, with a Latino twist.
All the performers and dancers will be dressed up in style, with skull face paints and full costumes mixing Day of the Dead, burlesque and everything in between – and you’re invited to join in too. It’s become something of a tradition for party-goers to come dressed top-to-toe in all the get-up, and even if you don’t have the perfect outfit at home, you can take advantage of the professional skull face-painting on offer on the night.
With confetti guns, light shows and even a Mexican piñata, the Festival of the Dead is a night out you won’t forget in a hurry.
Festival of the Dead takes over Church on Saturday 10th February 2018. Tickets are available.